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

Texas Rangers

vs

Houston Astros
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 8:10 PM ET
Minute Maid Park

The Houston Astros will look to improve on a 13-27 record when they take on the Texas Rangers, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Wednesday.

Nick Tepesch gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Texas Rangers on this Wednesday; he's 0-0 on the season. The Houston Astros, meanwhile, will counter with Scott Feldman, who will be looking to improve on his 2-1 mark.

Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Houston Astros were listed as -105 moneyline 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

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.5-2.9 victory for the Rangers. 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 13-27 record to the battle against the 20-20 Rangers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Texas injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 29 (Houston Astros) and the No. 30 (Texas Rangers) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Houston Astros No. 28-ranked scoring average of 3.5 runs per game, against a Texas Rangers offense rated No. 16 and scoring 4.07 runs per game. The Astros have averaged 7.6 hits per game to date this season, less than the Rangers hitters have managed (8.68 per nine innings).

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. 25 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Texas, they were an 8-0 loser as they battled the Astros on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Astros at +101 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Texas didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Dallas Keuchel in a losing cause, 8-0, against Houston on Tuesday.

Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Betting Odds Trends

Texas is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games
Texas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Texas is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games when playing Houston
Texas is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Houston
Houston is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games
Houston is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games at home
Houston is 2-14 SU in its last 16 games when playing Texas

Next Betting Matchups

Texas home to Toronto, Friday, May 16th
Houston home to Chicago, Friday, May 16th