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Texas Rangers take on the Houston Astros with Odds and Betting Pick

Texas Rangers

vs

Houston Astros
Sunday, August 31, 2014 2:10 PM ET
Minute Maid Park

Minute Maid Park hosts an MLB battle between the Houston Astros and the visiting Texas Rangers on Sunday.

Texas puts its faith in starter Nick Martinez to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 3-10. Getting the ball for the Houston Astros is Dallas Keuchel, who owns a 10-9 record on the season with a 3.05 ERA.

Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Houston Astros were listed as -138 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8.5 earlier at TopBet.

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Computer Prediction: Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.7-3.4 win for the Astros. A 3.7-3.4 result in favor of the Astros is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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 58-79 record to the battle against the 53-82 Rangers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Texas injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Houston Astros rated this week at No. 9 and the Texas Rangers sitting at No. 21.

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How Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Stats Matchup

The game also pits Houston Astros No. 20-rated offense, averaging 3.96 runs per game, against a Texas Rangers defense that ranks No. 29 at 4.97 in runs allowed per game. The Houston Astros have averaged 8.07 hits per game so far, less than Texas Rangers batters have averaged on the year (8.63 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Houston has the No. 26-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rangers own the No. 29 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Texas lost its last outing, a 2-0 result against the Astros on August 30. Bettors who backed the Astros at -118 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Scott Feldman shut down the Rangers in their last game, striking out 5 in a 2-0 shutout over Texas in baseball action at Minute Maid Park.

Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Betting Odds Trends

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 7 games
Texas is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games on the road
Texas is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Houston's last 11 games
Houston is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Texas
Houston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Texas

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Kansas City, Monday, September 1st
Houston home to Los Angeles, Tuesday, September 2nd

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