Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros ALCS Game 2 Betting Preview & Pick

Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros ALCS Game 2 Betting Preview & Pick

Date: October 16, 4:37 pm
Location: Minute Maid Park
TV: Fox

Betting Odds

Moneyline: : Rangers +105 / Astros -125
Total: 8.5

Here's our in-depth betting preview for the upcoming MLB clash between the Houston Astros and the Texas Rangers on Monday, October 16th at Minute Maid Park. We provide you with a comprehensive analysis, odds, and predictions to help with your handicapping decision or tail our expert based on the projected lineups and listed starting pitchers.

Betting Odds

ML RL Total
TEX +105 +1.5 O 8.5 (-105)
HOU -125 -1.5 U 8.5 (-115)

Rangers vs. Astros Projected Lineup

Texas Rangers

Batting Order Position
Marcus Semien 1 2B
Corey Seager 2 SS
Nathaniel Lowe 3 1B
Adolis García 4 RF
Robbie Grossman 5 DH
Josh Jung 6 3B
Jonah Heim 7 C
Evan Carter 8 LF
Leody Taveras 9 CF
Nathan Eovaldi SP

Houston Astros

Batting Order Position
Jose Altuve 1 2B
Alex Bregman 2 3B
Yordan Alvarez 3 DH
Kyle Tucker 4 RF
José Abreu 5 1B
Michael Brantley 6 LF
Chas McCormick 7 CF
Jeremy Peña 8 SS
Martín Maldonado 9 C
Framber Valdez SP

Starting Pitchers

Texas Rangers: Nathan Eovaldi (12-9, 3.81 ERA)

Houston Astros: Lance McCullers Jr. (14-7, 3.14 ERA)

Key Stats and Trends

Texas Rangers

  • The Rangers are 8-2 in their last 10 games.
  • The total has gone over in 6 of the Rangers' last 7 games.
  • Texas is 6-2 in their last 8 road games.

Houston Astros

  • The Astros are 9-1 in their last 10 games.
  • The total has gone under in 4 of the Astros' last 6 games.
  • Houston is 6-0 in their last 6 home games.


  • The Astros are 11-4 in their last 15 meetings with the Rangers.
  • The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.

Final Thoughts

Keep an eye on the starting pitchers and recent team trends when making your final decision. Betting can be unpredictable, but with the right analysis and some luck, it can be a rewarding endeavor. Good luck with your wager on this exciting MLB matchup!

Rangers at Astros Free MLB Pick

The Astros have been red-hot, and with McCullers on the mound at home, they're a formidable force. However, the Rangers have been playing well lately, and Eovaldi has the ability to keep them in the game. This one could be a close contest, but I'd give a slight edge to the Astros at home.

Free Pick: Take the Astros -125
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