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Colby Lewis faces Bud Norris in MLB odds action

Houston AstrosTexas Rangers
June 17, 3:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers Odds

27-38TEAM RECORD39-27

The Rangers will be trying to slam their rivals from the other league on Sunday, as the Houston Astros visit in inter-league play at Rangers Ballpark.

The Rangers will turn to Colby Lewis and his 5-5 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Astros send Bud Norris (5-4) to the hill.

View Houston vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Rangers at No. 1 in the American League and the Astros at No. 12 in the National League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Texas' American League No. 1-ranked scoring average of 5.3 runs per game, against a Astros offense rated No. 9 and scoring 4.2 runs per game in the league. The Rangers have averaged 9.9 hits per game to date this season, more than the Astros hitters have managed (8.5 per nine innings).

Houston brings the National League's No. 15-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rangers' league No. 4-ranked defense.

Last time out for Houston, they were an 8-3 loser as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -193 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Houston suffered an 8-3 loss against Texas on Saturday, as Lucas Harrell wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Rangers Ballpark.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing San Diego are 6-4
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Astros at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Houston's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Houston's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games when playing Texas
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Texas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Houston
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston

Next up:
Houston home to Kansas City, Monday, June 18
Texas at San Diego, Monday, June 18

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