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As usual, the MLB playoffs own the spotlight of the sports world during the month of October. On Wednesday, the only game on the schedule features the Houston Astros visiting the Texas Rangers in Game 3 of the ALCS. Anyone planning to bet on this game should take advantage of BetMGM’s offer of up to $1,500 in bonus bets for new users.

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In a surprise twist, the Rangers won the first two games of the series in Houston. That means Texas is just two wins away from reaching the World Series for the first time since 2011, with the next three games coming at home. Obviously, the Rangers have the momentum in the series but the Astros have the urgency.

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BetMGM Astros vs Rangers Odds

With wins in the first two games of the series, the Rangers are slight favorites at home in Game 3. Keep in mind that Texas is now 7-0 in the postseason, outscoring opponents 39-16 in those seven games. On the other hand, the Astros won nine of the 13 head-to-head matchups with the Rangers during the regular season, which is why Houston won the AL West title after these teams finished the regular season with identical records.

Here are the odds BetMGM is giving for Wednesday’s critical game:

Houston Astros+110+1.5 (-175)Over 9 (-115)
Texas Rangers-130-1.5 (+145)Under 9 (-105)

Astros vs Rangers Betting Tips

The biggest storyline for Game 3 will be the return of Max Scherzer to the mound. Scherzer hasn’t pitched since September 12 because of a muscle injury, so there is some risk in bringing him back after such a long layoff and no formal rehab outing. Of course, the Rangers are more apt to take that risk up 2-0 in the series.

Nevertheless, Scherzer did have an up-and-down season. He was noticeably better after being traded to Texas at the deadline, helping the Rangers win five of the eight starts he made after the trade. However, one of those losses came in a disastrous outing against the Astros in which Scherzer allowed seven runs on six hits over three innings of work. To be fair, Scherzer allowed just one run on four hits over eight innings when he faced the Astros in June while still pitching for the Mets.

On the other side, Cristian Javier gets the ball for Houston in what is close to a must-win game. Javier got the job done during the ALDS against the Twins, conceding just one hit over five scoreless innings. He struck out nine of the 15 batters he retired in that game, although Javier had to work around five walks. Javier had a knack for walking batters late in the season, which is a potential concern against a Texas team that’s drawing 4.4 walks per game during the postseason and drew the third-most walks in the big leagues during the regular season.

Despite his propensity for walking batters, Javier is the more trustworthy starting pitcher in Game 3. Scherzer is a wild card after such a long layoff and a rather chaotic season, even for a three-time Cy Young winner with 133.1 innings of postseason experience across 27 appearances. Keep in mind that the Astros were the best road team in baseball this season at 53-30. Houston’s success on the road and the poise the reigning champs have in a game they need to win should be enough to propel the Astros to victory in Game 3.

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Bryan Zarpentine is a 2008 graduate of Syracuse University and has been working as a freelance writer and editor since 2010. During that time, he has contributed to countless sites while covering baseball, soccer, the NFL, college football, and college basketball.

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