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Astros vs. Rangers Betting Odds, Free Picks, and Predictions - 8:03 PM ET (Wed, Oct 18, 2023)

The Houston Astros face-off against the Texas Rangers in MLB Baseball action on Wednesday, October 18, 2023. First pitch is set for 8:03 PM ET.

Need help deciding what to bet on? You've found the right article! We at CapperTek have all the latest sports betting tools and information to help put you on the correct side of the betting action for this match-up.

Astros vs. Rangers Game Details and Betting Odds

Away Team: Houston Astros (Underdog)
Home Team: Texas Rangers (Favorite)
Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Time: 8:03 PM ET
League: Major League Baseball (MLB)

Houston Astros Moneyline: +116
Texas Rangers Moneyline: -127

Houston Astros Run Line: +1.5 (-176)
Texas Rangers Run Line: -1.5 (+156)

Game Total Runs: 9 (Over -112 / Under -102)

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A Closer Look Inside the Betting Numbers

We here at CapperTek provide in-depth betting trends for both the Houston Astros and the Texas Rangers, but let's take a closer look inside some of the betting numbers for this match-up right now.

First let's take a look at the away team and +116 betting underdogs, the Houston Astros.

In their last 10 games, the Astros have a Straight Up record of 7 wins, 3 losses and an active Straight Up streak of 2 losses in a row. Also in their last 10 games, the Astros have an Against-the-Spread record of 6 wins, 4 losses and an active Against-the-Spread streak of 2 losses in a row. The Game Total Runs results for Astros games have a record of 5 overs, 5 unders in their last 10 games with an active streak of 1 over in a row.

Now let's take a look at the home team and -127 betting favorites, the Texas Rangers.

In their last 10 games, the Rangers have a Straight Up record of 8 wins, 2 loss and an active Straight Up streak of 7 wins in a row. Also in their last 10 games, the Rangers have an Against-the-Spread record of 9 wins, 1 loss and an active Against-the-Spread streak of 9 wins in a row. The Game Total Runs results for Rangers games have a record of 3 overs, 6 unders, 1 push in their last 10 games with an active streak of 1 over in a row.

If you you would like more detailed betting information for this match-up such as the trends or steaks broken down into Home vs. Away splits, or Favorite vs. Underdog splits, make sure to check out the Astros vs. Rangers Trend Finder directly.

Who's Going to Win This Game? Our Prediction

We pride ourselves here at CapperTek on providing our users with the most advanced machine learning artificial intelligence to simulate game outcomes using algorithms we have custom designed over 10+ years of research and development.

According to our simulation of the Astros vs. Rangers MLB game, we have the Texas Rangers beating the Houston Astros with a simulated final score of: Houston Astros [2] - Texas Rangers [3]

Sometimes our game simulations change, like if there's a major line movement, drastic shift in the odds, or if there's a key injury, etc. To make sure you have the latest and most accurate simulation, you can run the Astros vs. Rangers Simulation directly. Also after the Astros vs. Rangers game is finished, you can re-run the simulation and check out how the simulated final result did compared to the actual final result.

What Should I Bet On? Our Free Picks

Now let's get down to the real reason you're here, who or what should you bet on in the Astros vs. Rangers MLB match-up? According to the simulated prediction and results for this match-up above, we here at CapperTek suggest you place the following bets:

Free Moneyline Pick: Rangers -127

Free Run Line Pick: Astros +1.5 (-176)

Free Total Pick: Under 9 (-102)

We hope our free picks and predictions help you out if you're wagering on the Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers MLB Baseball match-up. Our betting tips are based on detailed analytics and wagering intelligence to provide you the best possible plays. Our goal is to provide valuable sports betting information to gamblers and help put them on the right side of the action.

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Related News (MLB News)

Altuve and Javier lead Astros to 8-5 win at Rangers as Houston closes to 2-1 in ALCS

Wed, Oct 18, 2023
MLB News (AP)

Altuve and Javier lead Astros to 8-5 win at Rangers as Houston closes to 2-1 in ALCS

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Jose Altuve homered, Cristian Javier worked into the sixth inning of another solid postseason start and the Houston Astros beat the Texas Rangers 8-5 on Wednesday night, closing to 2-1 in the AL Championship Series.

Texas lost for the first time this postseason after a 7-0 start. Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer was gone after four innings in his first outing in more than a month after recovering from a strained shoulder muscle.

Javier set a franchise record for the defending champion Astros by extending his postseason scoreless streak to 20 1/3 innings. His streak ended in the fifth when rookie Josh Jung hit the first of his pair of two-run homers.

A 26-year-old Dominican right-hander known as "El Reptil," Javier limited the Rangers to two runs and three hits over 5 2/3 innings in his second win this postseason. Ryan Pressly, the third reliever, worked the ninth for his third save of the playoffs, inducing Jung's game-ending, double-play grounder.

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Martin Maldonado, the catcher wearing reptile-skin spikes in reference to his pitcher's nickname, and Yordan Alvarez both had two-run singles for the Astros.

Jung hit his second two-run homer in the seventh for the wild-card Rangers, who played only their second home game this postseason. They swept Tampa Bay and Baltimore - the AL's top two teams in the regular season - to get to their first ALCS since 2011 and their first postseason series against their instate AL West rival.

Game 4 is Thursday night and Game 5 will be Friday afternoon. The Astros have won 17 of their last 20 road games, which includes their two wins at Minnesota in the AL Division Series and a record-setting series at Globe Life Field in early September, when they homered 16 times and outscored Texas 39-10 in a three-game sweep.

Philadelphia, which got swept in three games at Globe Life Field to open this season, has a 2-0 lead in the NLCS, which resumes Thursday in Arizona.

The Rangers had trailed after only one of the previous 64 innings this postseason until a three-run second that put Houston ahead to stay.

Alvarez was hit by a 89 mph cutter on his left foot to start that frame, struggling Kyle Tucker walked and Mauricio Dubon loaded the bases with a single. Alvarez came home as Scherzer bounced a wikld pitch off Jonah Heim's mitt and Maldonado, the No. 9 batter, followed with his big hit

Altuve, who went deep five times in that September series, homered leading off the third. Jose Abreu doubled on the first pitch in the fourth and scored a single by Dubon for a 5-0 lead.

When Scherzer got to the dugout and stopped on the steps after those consecutive Ks, there was a brief conversation with manager Bruce Bochy, who at one point motioned toward the Rangers bullpen in right-center.

The 39-year-old Scherzer, a trade-deadline acquisition from the Mets, gave up five runs and five hits. In his only postseason start for New York, he allowed seven runs and seven hits, including four homers, in 4 2/3 innings in a 7-1 loss to San Diego in the NL Wild Card Series last season.

Scherzer was dealing with forearm tightness six weeks ago when he allowed seven runs - all on three homers - over three innings in the Astros' 12-3 win that wrapped up that September series. He threw 5 1/3 scoreless innings six days later, on Sept. 12 at Toronto, before going on the injured list because of the shoulder strain.

Javier was done after rookie Evan Carter's hard two-out liner to right in the sixth, a ball that sailed over Tucker's head to the wall after being misplayed into a double by the Gold Glove finalist. Hector Neris then replaced Javier, and the inning quickly ended with a defensive gem.

Left-fielder Michael Brantley, a 36-year-old five-time All-Star who returned in August after missing 14 months with a shoulder injury, sprinted more than 80 feet to make a diving catch in the gap and take an extra-base hit away from Adolis Garcia.

That still wasn't the best defensive play of the night.

Alvarez got robbed of what would have been his seventh homer this postseason on a 416-foot drive to straightaway center leading off the sixth, where Leody Taveras made a leaping catch with his arm extended beyond the wall.


Javier's 20 1/3 innings passed Joe Niekro's 18 innings for the longest scoreless streak in Astros history, for starters or relievers. It is the second-longest MLB scoreless streak for a starter in his first postseason starts, behind Christy Mathewson's 28 innings from 1905-11.


Scherzer became the second pitcher to start for five teams in the postseason following appearances for Detroit, Washington, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the New York Mets. David Wells started for Cincinnati, Baltimore, the Yankees, Boston and San Diego from 1989-2006.


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