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Lucas Harrell, Doug Fister Take Mound in Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Tilt

The Texas Rangers pay a visit to Houston on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Astros bats in baseball betting action at Minute Maid Park.

For the Houston Astros, Doug Fister gets the ball, charged with keeping the Texas Rangers hitters off the base paths. He'll face Lucas Harrell, 3-2 on the year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Texas Rangers listed as underdogs of 135 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 2.9-2.7 win for the Astros on Saturday. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

57-52 Houston battles the Rangers, currently with a 63-47 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Texas injuries news.

The Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers odds would favor the Astros if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Houston is rated No. 15 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Texas is at No. 26.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Houston Astros No. 17 ranked offense (4.39 runs per game) against a Texas Rangers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 22 at 4.65 runs allowed per game. The Houston Astros have been averaging 8.26 hits per game, less than the Texas Rangers have managed so far this season (8.89 hits on average).

Houston owns the No. 5 defense, allowing 4.39 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Texas's No. 22-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

D Keuchel shut down the Rangers in their last game, striking out 7 in a 5-0 shutout over Texas in baseball action at Minute Maid Park.

Betting Trends
  • Texas is 7-18 ATS in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 5 games
  • Texas is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Texas is 6-13 ATS in its last 19 games on the road
  • Houston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Houston is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games
  • Houston is 6-14 ATS in its last 20 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Houston, Sunday, August 7th

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