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The Texas Rangers host the Houston Astros Monday night. Will the Astros get back to .500? Jason Radowitz breaks down the game and shares his best play.

Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros Prediction: Will the Astros Get Back to .500?

The Houston Astros just put together a sensational win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday. Jeremy Pena slugged a walk-off two-run home run in the 10th inning to help win an emotional win over the Blue Jays. Now the Astros will look to use that as momentum and get back to .500 on the road against the Texas Rangers. I'm sure many Astros fans will attend this series!

Can Houston's offense stay hot? Here are our picks, predictions, and odds for Monday's game between the Houston Astros and Texas Rangers.

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Rangers vs. Astros Start Time and Where to Watch

  • Date: April 25, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:05 pm ET
  • Where to Watch: BSSWX/ATTH

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Rangers vs. Astros Injury Report


None of Importance


Out: 2B Jose Altuve (Hamstring), OF Jake Meyers (Shoulder)

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Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros Prediction

The Texas Rangers have so much new talent that it's taking a bit of time to gel as a team. At just 5-10 on the year, the Rangers really need to turn it on once May gets here. Dane Dunning will take the hill for the Rangers in tonight's first game against Houston. Dunning has allowed multiple runs in each of his first three starts but hasn't folded just yet. In two of the three starts, he's allowed three runs and in the other, he allowed two runs. Dunning has walked seven, allowed two home runs, and has given up 17 hits with eight runs in 12.2 innings of work. He's got a ton of potential but has struggled to piece it all together. Dating back to last season, Dunning still has a respectable 4.12 xFIP with 23% strikeouts, however, he's also walked 11.5% of batters and given up 28.2% line drives. The Astros have a very good offense but that offense started off extremely slow. With Jeremy Pena athletes at the top of the order, the Astros might be catching some fire now. This team has a .184 ISO with a .288 wOBA against righties due to the bottom of the order doing absolutely nothing for this lineup dating back to last season. Meanwhile, Framber Valdez will get the start for the Astros. He's got a 4.40 xFIP with 19.4% strikeouts and 16.1% walks dating back to last season. The walks are dangerously high but he's also getting nearly 75% ground balls dating back to last season. Sometimes when a player works out a walk, Valdez will get a ground ball in the very next play and get two outs. It's sneaky stuff like that that makes Valdez special. The Rangers should be able to put the ball in play against Valdez and have a .186 ISO with a .344 wOBA against lefties. However, the Rangers also hit over 48% ground balls. That's where Valdez should be able to put a stamp on the game. Take the Astros -.5 F5 at -105.

Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros Pick

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Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.


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