Astros vs. Rangers MLB Computer Picks for April 5

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Oddstrader

Take a look at this AI Model pick for tonight’s MLB game with the Houston Astros facing the Texas Rangers. Let’s kick off the weekend with some excitement at the top-rated sportsbooks!

MLB Pick


Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers

Friday, April 05, 2024 – 08:05 PM ET at Globe Life Field


The AI Model likes the Rangers and Astros to combine for nine runs. However, the total for this game on Bet365 is listed at 9.5. The Under looks to be the play in the massive American League matchup.

Brown’s Brilliance

We’ve got a matchup between the Rangers and Astros tonight. They’ll both send out pitchers that had good starts to the season.

Hunter Brown allowed no runs in his debut through 18 batters. He also induced nearly 55% of grounders in that game and allowed a .000 ISO.

Meanwhile, the Rangers have hit a .143 ISO and wOBA of .333 against righties to start the season using their projected lineup. That doesn’t scare anyone.

Bradford’s Battle

On the flip side, Cody Bradford will take the hill. Bradford looked good in his start, but last year, he only struck out 21.5% of batters and allowed a .236 ISO and wOBA of .325. He was much better in his first start this year, earning 33.3% of strikeouts while walking only 5.6% of batters.

He’s got a more difficult matchup than Brown. However, if Brown does his job as expected, it’s hard to imagine Bradford blowing up and hurting our chances at the Under.

Let’s back the Under 9.5 and side with the AI Model’s pick.

MLB Pick: Under 9.5 (-110) at Bet365

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