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Rangers 2-8 in Last 10 Martinez Starts

The Texas Rangers have managed to pick up the victory for their supporters at the sportsbooks in just two of Nick Martinez's last 10 trips to the mound as he takes the ball for them at home on Wednesday against the Houston Astros.

Martinez is 6-6 with a 4.01 ERA on the season, and in his career against the Astros he's 1-2 with a 1.80 ERA over five appearances. Scott Kazmir (6-5, 2.10 ERA) is the probable starting pitcher for the Astros for Wednesday night's game.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Texas sat as 138 underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 9.5, according to MyBookie.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 5.9-3.6 result in favor of the Astros today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Texas Rangers bring a 53-53 record to the battle against the 60-48 Astros. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Houston injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 27-rated Texas Rangers and the league No. 4-ranked Houston Astros, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Texas Rangers No. 5-rated offense, averaging 4.46 runs per game, against a Houston Astros defense that ranks No. 6 at 3.73 in runs allowed per game. The Texas Rangers have averaged 8.71 hits per game so far, more than Houston Astros batters have averaged on the year (8.23 hits per game).

Defensively, Houston features the No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.12 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 at home, scoring 4.53 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Astros were saddled with a loss last time out in D Straily's start, as they lost 4-3 against Texas on Tuesday at Globe Life Park.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
  • Houston is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Houston's last 11 games on the road
  • Houston is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Texas
  • Texas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Texas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • Texas is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Houston
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games when playing Houston

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Oakland, Thursday, August 6th
Texas at Seattle, Friday, August 7th

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