The Texas Rangers and Houston Astros meet for Game 7 of the ALCS at 8:03 p.m. ET on Monday. The series is tied at 3-3, with the winner advancing to the World Series. For this game, SportsLine consensus lists Houston as a -130 favorite on the money line (risk $130 to win $100), while the over/under is 9 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our MLB odds page). Before making any Rangers vs. Astros picks, you NEED to check out the MLB predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every MLB game 10,000 times. It went 331-285 on top-rated MLB money-line picks (+357) over the past two seasons. It entered the NLCS and ALCS of the 2023 MLB playoffs 93-74 on all top-rated MLB picks this season and has excelled on top-rated run-line picks, going 18-6 (+766). Anybody following has seen big returns!
The model knows the Rangers have a tremendous offense. Texas led the American League in runs scored, hits, home runs, walks, batting average, and on-base percentage during the regular season. The Rangers also lead the AL playoff field with a .458 slugging percentage and .793 OPS, blasting 18 home runs and hitting 20 doubles in 11 playoff outings.
The model also knows the Astros are leaning on a proven playoff performer in Cristian Javier. The right-hander was strong in Game 3 against Texas, and he has a 2.08 ERA in 43.1 career playoff innings. That includes a 0.82 ERA in his last four playoff starts, and Javier also has a career 2.87 ERA at Minute Maid Park during the regular season.
Now, it has set its sights on Rangers vs. Astros. We can tell you the model is leaning Under the total, and it also says one team has all the value! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any MLB picks.
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