Max Scherzer

  • The Houston Astros hit the road with -170 odds to cover the 1.5-run line against the Texas Rangers on Wednesday.
  • ALCS Game 3 odds favor the 9.5-run total to go under with -120 odds.
  • Max Scherzer has -125 odds to go under his strikeouts prop against the Astros.

ARLINGTON, Texas – The Texas Rangers have -126 moneyline odds against the Houston Astros in Game 3 of the ALCS. Houston lost both games at home and now travels to Arlington with +106 odds to win Game 3.

The Rangers are the legal sports betting with Max Scherzer making his first start since Sept. 12. There are +145 odds for the Rangers to win by 1.5 runs on Wednesday night.

Houston Astros Vs Texas Rangers Betting Lines

Team Spread Moneyline Total
Houston Astros +1.5 (-170) +106 O9.5 (EVEN)
Texas Rangers -1.5 (+145) -126 U9.5 (-120)

Cristian Javier (10-5, 4.56 ERA) will try to keep the Astros from falling down 3-0 in the American League Championship Series. He’ll need run support from the Astros lineup averaging two runs per game in the ALCS.

Max Scherzer (13-6, 3.77 ERA) returns from injury to face the defending World Series champions. A dominant Scherzer performance could deal the finish blow to the Astros, as the 2014 Boston Red Sox are the only MLB team to ever come back from down 3-0 in a series.

Odds at sports betting sites in Texas expect Scherzer to do just that, favoring the future hall of famer to allow under 1.5 earned runs on Wednesday night.

Max Scherzer Props

Scherzer gave up seven earned runs in his last start against the Astros on Sept. 6. Despite this, odds favor Scherzer to allow less than 1.5 earned runs with -130 odds.

Max Scherzer Earned Runs Prop

  • Over 1.5 Earned Runs -110
  • Under 1.5 Earned Runs -130

Scherzer hasn’t pitched in over a month, so it’s surprising odds favor him to keep the Astros under 1.5 runs on Wednesday night. Houston struggled offensively in the ALCS but scored three earned runs off Nathan Eovaldi in Game 2.

Max Scherzer Strikeouts Prop

  • Over 4.5 Strikeouts -105
  • Under 4.5 Strikeouts -125

It’s also surprising that legal MLB betting sites favor Scherzer to go under 4.5 strikeouts while favoring him to shut down the Houston lineup. The Astros struck out nine times to Eovaldi last game and six times to Jordan Montgomery in Game 1.

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