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Texas favored by -285 against Houston on Monday

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Sep 23, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers Odds

51-105TEAM RECORD84-71

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Houston duelling Texas on Monday at Rangers Ballpark.

The Rangers will turn to Derek Holland and his 9-9 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Astros send Jordan Lyles (7-8) to the hill.

View Houston vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rangers were listed as -285 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at $BOL-LINK$, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 9 earlier at $TOPBET-LINK$.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 14-rated Astros taking on the American League's No. 2-rated Rangers in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Texas' No. 7-rated American League offense, averaging 4.4 runs per game, against a Astros defense that ranks No. 15 in the American League at 5.2 in runs allowed per game. The Rangers have averaged 9 hits per game so far, more than Astros batters have averaged on the year (8.2 hits per game).

Texas owns the American League's No. 4 defense, allowing 3.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Houston's American League No. 15-rated defense.

In their last action, Houston was a 9-2 loser on the road against the Indians. Bettors on Cleveland at -256 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Astros endured a 9-2 loss at the hands of the Indians on Sunday, with Erik Bedard throwing 5 innings of 8-hit ball at Progressive Field.

The Rangers were a 4-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at -127 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. Texas lost a tight one on Sunday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 4-0 score against Kansas City at Kauffman Stadium.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 2-8
After playing Cleveland are 3-7
After a loss are 1-9

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 8-2
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Astros at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Houston's last 12 games when playing Texas
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
Texas is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas' last 8 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas' last 9 games at home

Next up:
Houston at Texas, Tuesday, September 24

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