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Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Betting Matchup Report

Houston AstrosTexas Rangers
Aug 20, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers Odds

41-83TEAM RECORD72-53

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Houston duelling Texas on Tuesday at Rangers Ballpark.

The Rangers will rely on Travis Blackley to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Jarred Cosart will be his counterpart for the Astros. Travis Blackley is 0-0 this season, and Jarred Cosart is 1-0.

View Houston vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 2 (Rangers) and the No. 15 (Astros) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Texas' American League No. 7-ranked scoring average of 4.5 runs per game, against a Astros offense rated No. 14 and scoring 3.8 runs per game in the league. The Rangers have averaged 9 hits per game to date this season, more than the Astros hitters have managed (8 per nine innings).

Defensively, Houston features the American League's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.8 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the American League at home, scoring 4.7 runs per game.

The Astros were a 16-5 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -290 on the moneyline, while the total score (21) was good news for OVER bettors. Houston was scored on plenty on Monday, falling behind early and watching runners cross the plate all game in a 16-5 loss to Texas.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Texas are 2-8
After playing Texas are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Houston are 8-2
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Astros at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston's last 10 games when playing Texas
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
Texas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games when playing at home against Houston
Texas is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games

Next up:
Houston at Texas, Wednesday, August 21