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Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers Odds
Texas will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the Houston Astros pay a visit to Rangers Ballpark.
The Rangers will rely on Nick Tepesech to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Lucas Harrell will be his counterpart for the Astros. Nick Tepesech is 3-6 this season, and Lucas Harrell is 5-8.
The Rangers - Astros odds would favor the Rangers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Texas is rated No. 4 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Houston is at No. 15 in the American League.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Astros rank No. 15 in the American League at 7.7 hits per game. That compares with Texas’s No. 5 ranking in that category.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Texas has the American League's No. 2-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the American League's No. 15 mark in runs allowed.
The Astros were a 7-5 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Rays. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -155 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors. Houston lost a tight one on Thursday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 7-5 score against Tampa Bay at Minute Maid Park.
The Rangers were a 5-4 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Mariners. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -135 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. Texas rolled to a 5-4 win against Seattle on Thursday, as Martin Perez and the Rangers' bats led the team to victory at Rangers Ballpark.
Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Texas are 3-7
After playing Tampa Bay are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5
Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Seattle are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
A few Astros at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games on the road
Houston is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Houston is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Houston is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Texas
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
Texas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Houston
Texas is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Texas' last 20 games at home
Houston at Texas, Saturday, July 6