Houston Astros (0-2) at Texas Rangers (2-0)
Game Info: Wednesday, October 18th, 2023 at 8:07 p.m. EST (Globe Life Field)
Betting Odds: Rangers ML (-130) - Over/Under (9)
Pick: Rangers ML (-130)
Wednesday night will feature the third game of this American League Championship Series between the defending World Series champions, the Houston Astros and the Texas Rangers. This will be a crucial turning point in this series as it changes ballparks and heads to Arlington for the first two games, starting with game three here tonight. Both of these teams will be looking to pick up a huge victory and take one step towards making it to the World Series and winning the American League pennant this season. These two teams are very familiar with each other after meeting 13 times in the regular season and now two more times in the opening two games of this playoff series.
The Houston Astros look absolutely lethargic throughout the first two games of this American League Championship Series and they will need to find a way to bounce back and grab a victory here in game number three on Wednesday night. They are on the verge of being on the brink of elimination if they lose here on Wednesday, Wednesday night of the Texas Rangers and drop their third consecutive game of this series heading into game number four in Arlington.
Houston will have to bounce back in a big way and grab a victory here in game number three if they want to stay alive and avoid the stress of having to win four consecutive games to advance back to the World Series this season. They will have to perform much better at the plate after scoring minimal runs over the first two games of this series as they will need a breakout performance from several key hitters in their lineup if they want to get the job done here on Wednesday night in the third game of this series against a former Cy Young award winner on the mound for the Texas Rangers.
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The Texas Rangers will be looking to pick up their third consecutive victory of this series as they look to take a commanding three to nothing advantage over the defending World Series champions in this American League Championship Series here on Wednesday night. Texas has looked fantastic throughout the opening two games of this series and that is something they will look to keep rolling here in game number three as they look to grab a victory at home and remain undefeated throughout the first three and a half rounds of the postseason.
They will hand the baseball to former Cy Young award winner, Max Scherzer for game number three of this series as he makes his first appearance of the postseason, and this is exactly why Texas traded for him at the deadline to pitch in important games like this. He will be looking to deliver a quality performance and lead the Texas Rangers to a huge victory here on Wednesday night at home. If he is successful, getting the job done, Houston would be put on the brink of elimination, and Texas would be one victory away from advancing to the World Series.
Betting trends to consider in this matchup:
- Texas is 51-31 at home this season
- Texas is 60-36 after a win this season
- Texas is 7-0 in the playoffs this season
I look for the Texas Rangers to pick up their third consecutive victory in this series and their eighth consecutive victory to open up the postseason here on Wednesday night against the defending World Series champions. Texas has all the momentum coming into this game at home, and I expect them to take full advantage of that momentum and get another comfortable victory over the Houston Astros and put themselves on the doorstep of winning the American League pennant and advancing to the World Series.As always, get our VIP Pick Free Tonight by Clicking Here!