Astros vs. Rangers Prediction and Odds for Wednesday, June 15 (Take Houston to Steal a Road Game against Texas)

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The top two teams in the NL West go head-to-head today when the Texas Rangers host the first-place Houston Astros.

While the divisional standings may make it seem like these two teams are evenly matched, that isn’t quite the case. The NL West is so awful this year, the Rangers are in second place but 7.5 games off the lead. They don’t have a winning record and might be the worst second-place team in the MLB. Despite this, they came into this series off back-to-back wins and took Game 1 over Houston 6-3.

Can the Astros secure a win to close this series out or will they fall again to a sketchy Rangers roster?

Here are the odds for this game, courtesy of WynnBET Sportsbook

Astros vs. Rangers Odds, Run Line, and Total

Run Line

  • Astros: -1.5 (TBD)
  • Rangers: +1.5 (TBD)


  • Astros: -120
  • Rangers: +115


  • 9 (Over -110/Under -110)

Astros vs. Rangers Prediction and Pick

The Astros haven’t been totally on their game so far this month with a 5-6 record in the 11 games leading up to this series. That is bad enough but Houston is losing games to low-quality teams such as the Mariners, Royals, and Marlins of late. I don’t have a lot of love for the Rangers but they are on par if not better than that trio. 

Luis Garcia will do his part to try and keep the Astros on top of the division in his 12th start of the year. Garcia has been solid this year with a 3.60 ERA and 1.07 WHIP in 60 innings and a 3-5 record to show for it. He shined in May but has a 5.56 ERA in 11 ⅓ innings in June with two losses. 

Despite Garcia’s shortcomings, I think the Astros overall are good enough to beat the Rangers even if their starter gets knocked around a bit. Texas ranks 22nd in batting average, 17th in runs, and 19th in strikeouts per game. And while the Rangers have yet to announce a starter, their team ERA ranks 15th and their WHIP 19th. I don’t see a name on this roster that would change my mind about the outcome of this series finale. 

Pick: Astros ML

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