Table of Contents

    The ALCS begins with a showdown between the Houston Astros and the Texas Rangers at Minute Maid Park on Sunday, starting at 8:15 PM ET. Houston sends Justin Verlander (13-8) to the mound for his 28th start this season, and Jordan Montgomery (10-11) makes his 33rd start of the year for Texas.

    It’s time to get your parents, spouse, co-workers, third cousin and mailman together again. MLB pools are back! Hit your own home run with RunYourPool today.
    Start here >

    Game Info, Betting Lines for Astros vs. Rangers

    • Game Day: Sunday, October 15, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:15 PM ET
    • Location: Houston, Texas
    • Stadium: Minute Maid Park
    Astros vs Rangers Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Astros -139 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Astros vs. the Rangers?

    • TV Channel: FOX

    Astros Stats & Trends

    Astros Batting

    • The Astros are seventh-best in baseball with 222 total home runs.
    • Houston ranks fourth in MLB with a .259 batting average.
    • The Astros rank fourth in MLB with an on-base percentage of .331.
    • Houston strikes out 7.7 times per game to rank third in MLB.
    • The Astros average 1.1 homers per game when playing at home this season (92 total in home outings).
    • Houston is slugging .411 with three extra-base hits per game in home contests.
    • The club averages 8.2 hits per game and is batting .249 at home this season.

    Astros Key Batters

    • Kyle Tucker has 163 hits and an OBP of .369 to go with a slugging percentage of .517. All three of those stats are best among Houston hitters this season. He has a .284 batting average, as well.
    • Among qualified batters in the majors, his batting average ranks 18th, his on-base percentage ranks 15th, and he is 13th in slugging.
    • Alex Bregman has an OPS of .804, fueled by an OBP of .363 and a team-best slugging percentage of .441 this season. He’s batting .262.
    • Among all qualifying players, he is 64th in batting average, 20th in on-base percentage and 69th in slugging percentage.
    • Yordan Alvarez has 120 hits this season and has a slash line of .293/.407/.583.
    • Alvarez has recorded at least one base hit in eight games in a row. During his last 10 outings he is batting .333 with three doubles, six home runs, four walks and eight RBI.
    • Jose Altuve is batting .311 with a .393 OBP and 51 RBI for Houston this season.

    Rangers Stats & Trends

    Rangers Batting

    • The Rangers have hit 233 homers this season, which ranks third in the league.
    • Texas ranks second in MLB with a .263 team batting average.
    • The Rangers have an on-base percentage of .337 this season, which ranks third in the league.
    • Texas ranks 17th in strikeouts per game (8.7) among MLB offenses.
    • They’ve hit 90 homers, an average of 1.1 per game, in 81 road contests this season.
    • In 81 road games this season, it is slugging .411 with 261 hits going for extra bases.
    • In 81 road games this season, they have a batting average of .252 while averaging 8.9 base hits per contest.

    Rangers Key Batters

    • Marcus Semien has accumulated a slugging percentage of .478, a team-high for the Rangers. He’s batting .276 with an on-base percentage of .348.
    • Including all the qualified hitters in MLB, his batting average is 28th, his on-base percentage ranks 39th, and he is 33rd in slugging.
    • Corey Seager’s 156 hits and .390 on-base percentage both pace his team. He has a batting average of .327 while slugging .623.
    • Including all qualifying players, his batting average puts him fifth, his on-base percentage ranks ninth, and he is second in slugging.
    • Adolis Garcia is batting .245 with 29 doubles, 39 home runs and 65 walks.
    • Nate Lowe has 38 doubles, three triples, 17 home runs and 93 walks while hitting .262.

    Astros vs. Rangers Probable Pitchers

    Justin Verlander (HOU) Pitcher Jordan Montgomery (TEX)
    13 – 8 W/L 10 – 11
    162.1 IP 188.2
    3.22 ERA 3.20
    1.133 WHIP 1.193
    8 K/9 7.9
    2.5 BB/9 2.3

    Astros vs. Rangers Injury Updates

    • Astros: Luis Garcia: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Lance McCullers Jr.: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Rangers: Max Scherzer: 15 Day IL (Triceps ), Jon Gray: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Jacob deGrom: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Ian Kennedy: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Brad Miller: 60 Day IL (Hamstring), Brett Martin: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jake Odorizzi: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Astros and Rangers (Last 10 Games)

    Previous

    Austin Smotherman Odds and Stats for the 2023 Shriners Children's Open

    Next

    TCU Horned Frogs vs. BYU Cougars Picks & Preview | NCAAFB Week 7

    About Author

    Matt K

    Matt is the Social Media Manager at RYP and currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts. He has experience managing social media accounts with agencies, small brands, and large companies. He’s a diehard New England sports fanatic, and if he’s not watching the Celtics, he can be found roaming around Boston discovering all that the city has to offer.

    Run a Home Run Pool for the 2024 Baseball Season

    MLB Pick'em

    Featured

    MLB Baseball Pools

    MLB Pick'em

    Featured

    Baseball Squares Pool (MLB Postseason Only)

    MLB Pick'em

    Featured

    Baseball Survivor Pool

    MLB Pick'em

    Featured

    NFL Football Survivor Pools

    NFL Pick'em

    Featured

    World Cup Survivor Pool

    Pick'em

    Featured

    Check Also