Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Betting Matchup Report

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Aug 21, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers Odds

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The Texas Rangers will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Houston Astros invade Rangers Ballpark on Wednesday.

Erik Bedard gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Astros on this day; he's 3-9 on the season. The Rangers, meanwhile, will counter with Derek Holland, who will be looking to improve on his 9-6 mark.

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Betting Line:
The Rangers were listed as -290 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 9 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 15-rated Astros taking on the American League's No. 2-rated Rangers in this contest.

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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).

Comparing defensive stats, Houston owns the American League's No. 13-rated road mark, allowing 4.8 runs per game on the highway. Texas, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.

Houston was a 4-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Rangers. They lost as +210 underdogs, while the total score of 6 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Astros were saddled with a loss last time out in Jarred Cosart's start, as they lost 4-2 against Texas on Tuesday at Rangers Ballpark.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Toronto are 5-5
After playing Texas are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Chi White Sox are 2-8
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 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 5 of Houston's last 7 games when playing on the road against Texas
Houston is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games on the road
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
Texas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Houston
Texas is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games
Texas is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next up:
Houston home to Toronto, Friday, August 23
Texas at Chi White Sox, Friday, August 23

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