Texas Rangers at Houston Astros Betting Odds and Pick

Texas Rangers

vs

Houston Astros
Friday, August 08, 2014 8:10 PM ET
Minute Maid Park

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

The Houston Astros will rely on Brett Oberholtzer to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Miles Mikolas will be his counterpart for the Texas Rangers. Brett Oberholtzer is 4-7 this season, and Miles Mikolas is 1-4.

Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Opening Odds and Betting Line

Houston was a -127 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 8.5.

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Computer Prediction: Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.6-3.5 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

Houston (47-68) will face the 45-69 Rangers in this tilt. 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. 25 and the Texas Rangers sitting at No. 30.

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How Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Houston Astros No. 22 ranked offense (3.91 runs per game) against a Texas Rangers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 29 at 5.07 runs allowed per game. The Houston Astros have been averaging 8.02 hits per game, less than the Texas Rangers have managed so far this season (8.72 hits on average).

Houston owns the No. 26 defense, allowing 3.91 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Texas's No. 29-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Texas was a 3-1 winner on the road against the White Sox. Bettors on Texas at +200 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Rangers enjoyed a 3-1 victory at the expense of the White Sox on Wednesday, with Nick Tepesch throwing 5 2/3 innings of 6-hit ball at U.S. Cellular Field.

The Astros were a 6-5 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Phillies. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at -101 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. Houston looks to rebound from a loss to the Phillies, who beat them 6-5 on Thursday behind a start from Sean O'Sullivan at Citizens Bank Park.

Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Betting Odds Trends

Texas is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Texas's last 16 games
Texas is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Texas's last 10 games on the road
Houston is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston's last 10 games
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games at home

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