Tonight, the Rangers and the Astros are battling for the American League Championship in a tie breaking game. For Game 5 of the best 7 in the ALC Series, the Rangers will be hosting the Astros in Arlington. Whoever, can win this game will just be 1 win away from a World Series berth. However, which team will team will reign supreme? Here is what our baseball handicappers have to say with their Astros vs Rangers Betting Pick and analysis.
For this matchup, the Texas Rangers will have the home advantage at Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX. Even though the baseball betting odds have the Rangers as a -115 favorite, it is a very slight difference. This is because the Astros are barely an underdog at -115.
In such a situation, the smart bettor would bet on with the total or on the run line. However, the run line the Astros will be expensive at -205 while the Rangers have a +170 run line. Therefore, sports gambling experts believe this game could go either way.
Astros vs Rangers Baseball Betting Odds
Houston Astros -105
Texas Rangers -115
Over 8.5 at -115
Under 8.5 at -105
Astros vs Rangers Betting Prediction and Analysis for 10/20/2023
Betting on the Texas Rangers was a profitable wager for the first 2 games of the series. However, the Astros fought right back and won the last 2 games of the series. Now, baseball betting fans are trying to decide how tonight’s game will play out.
We expect to see Jordan Montgomery on the mound for the Rangers with a 3.20 ERA and a 10-11 record. In addition, the left-hander has let 5 runs across 17 innings in 3 postseason appearances. Overall,
On the other hand, the Astros will have Justin Verlander pitching for them tonight. During the postseason, Verlander has been 1-1 with a 1.42 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP over pitching 12.2 innings. In terms of defense, the Houston pitching staff has a 3.38 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP this postseason.
According to MLB Betting trends, the Rangers are good playing at home against every team except the Astros. This is because since 2019, the Astros are 7-1 at Globe Life Park with a +39 run differential. Last but not least, the Astros have the best road record this season. However, will this continue to hold true for tonight’s game?
Astros vs Rangers Betting Pick
Game time: 10/20/2023 at 5:07 PM EDT
Bet on the Under 8.5
the Rangers’ pitching staff was very good in the first 7 games of the season. However, they have been unable to stop Houston from scoring in the last 2 games. Even though this is only game 5, this is a must win game for the Rangers. This is because game 6 and 7 will be in Houston.
While, we predict the Texas Rangers will win with a final score of 5-2, it is too close for comfort. Therefore, the best and most profitable baseball wager to make would be on the Under.