MLB Odds with Pick - Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros

Texas Rangers

vs

Houston Astros
Thursday, August 28, 2014 8:10 PM ET
Minute Maid Park

MLB wagering interest swings to the Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros battle on Thursday at Minute Maid Park as the Astros try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

Houston sends Collin McHugh out against Nick Tepesch for the Texas Rangers in this game. McHugh is 6-9 with a 3.02 ERA on the season, while Tepesch is 4-8 on the year and has a 4.45 ERA.

Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Opening Odds and Betting Line

The visiting Texas Rangers were 122 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under betting.

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Computer Prediction: Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.7-3.4 victory for the Astros. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Astros bring a 56-78 record to the battle against the 52-80 Rangers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Texas injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 9-rated Houston Astros and the league No. 21-ranked Texas Rangers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Stats Matchup

At the plate, Houston owns the No. 28 ranking for hits at 8.07 per game. By contrast, the Texas Rangers are rated No. 14 in the same category at 8.62 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Houston has the No. 25-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rangers own the No. 29 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Texas, they were a 12-4 winner as they battled the Mariners on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at +154 were rewarded, while the 16 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Rangers enjoyed a 12-4 victory at the expense of the Mariners on Wednesday, with Colby Lewis throwing 9 innings of 7-hit ball at Safeco Field.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 5-4 loser as they battled the Athletics at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at -170 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game PUSH for totals bettors. The Astros endured a 5-4 loss at the hands of the Athletics on Wednesday, with Brad Peacock throwing 5 1/3 innings of 4-hit ball at Minute Maid Park.

Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Betting Odds Trends

Texas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games on the road
Texas is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games when playing Houston
Texas is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing Houston
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games
Houston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
Houston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Texas

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