Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Betting Odds Preview and Pick

Texas Rangers

vs

Houston Astros
Saturday, August 09, 2014 7:10 PM ET
Minute Maid Park

Those betting on MLB baseball odds will look to pick a winner at Minute Maid Park on Saturday as the host Houston Astros battle the Texas Rangers in baseball betting odds action.

The match puts starter Yu Darvish for the Texas Rangers on the hill facing Scott Feldman for the Houston Astros. Darvish brings a 10-6 mark to the game, while Feldman is 5-8 to date on the season.

Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Texas Rangers were listed as -147 favorites on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Saturday over at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.6-3.4 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 sport a record of 48-68 heading into this matchup, while the Texas Rangers sit at 45-70 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Texas injuries news.

The Houston Astros sit at No. 25 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Texas Rangers sit at No. 30 on the same chart.

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How Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Stats Matchup

The game also pits Houston Astros No. 21-rated offense, averaging 3.91 runs per game, against a Texas Rangers defense that ranks No. 29 at 5.06 in runs allowed per game. The Houston Astros have averaged 8.03 hits per game so far, less than Texas Rangers batters have averaged on the year (8.72 hits per game).

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

Last time out for Texas, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Astros on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Astros at -114 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Texas suffered a 4-3 loss against Houston on Friday, as Miles Mikolas wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Minute Maid 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 12 of Texas's last 17 games
Texas is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Texas's last 11 games on the road
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Texas
Houston is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games when playing Texas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Texas

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