Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers Preview
Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Odds
The Texas Rangers will look to grab a road win when they take on the Astros in Houston at Minute Maid Park on Saturday in baseball odds action.
Houston hands the ball to starter Erik Bedard in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-2 mark on the year. Texas counters with Yu Darvish, who will try to quiet the fans and the Astros bats at the same time.
This game matches up the No. 14 (Astros) and the No. 8 (Rangers) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Houston owns the No. 10 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.5 per game. By contrast, the Rangers are rated No. 7 in the same category at 8.9 per game.
Defensively, Texas features the American League's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.8 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the American League at home, scoring 3.4 runs per game.
Last time out for Texas, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Astros on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -200 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Texas rolled to a 4-2 win against Houston on Friday, as Alexi Ogando and the Rangers' bats led the team to victory at Minute Maid Park.
Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Houston are 8-2
After a win are 6-4
Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8
A few Rangers at Astros trends to consider:
Texas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Houston
Texas is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Texas' last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing at home against Texas
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Houston's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Houston's last 12 games when playing Texas
Texas at Houston, Sunday, May 12