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Texas pays a visit to Houston on Friday, hoping to shut down the Astros bats in baseball action at Minute Maid Park.
The match puts starter Alexi Ogando for the Rangers on the hill facing Dallas Keuchel for the Astros. Ogando brings a 3-2 mark to the game, while Keuchel is 0-0 to date on the season.
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 14-rated Astros and the league No. 8-ranked Rangers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Houston and its American League No. 12-rated batting order, averaging 3.9 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 9 lineup of the Rangers at 4.3 runs per outing.
Houston owns the American League's No. 15 defense, allowing 6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Texas' American League No. 1-rated defense.
In their last action, Texas was a 4-1 winner on the road against the Brewers. Bettors on Texas at +104 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Texas got the job done in their last match in a 4-1 victory over Milwaukee on Wednesday at Miller Park behind starter Derek Holland.
Houston lost its last outing, a 6-5 result against the Angels on May 9. Bettors who backed the Angels at -150 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Astros endured a 6-5 loss at the hands of the Angels on Thursday, with Lucas Harrell throwing 5 innings of 4-hit ball at Minute Maid Park.
Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Milwaukee are 5-2
After a win are 6-4
Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing LA Angels are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8
A few Rangers at Astros trends to consider:
Texas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Houston
Texas is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas' last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas' last 8 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games when playing at home against Texas
Houston is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games at home
Texas at Houston, Saturday, May 11