Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Betting Preview

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July 7, 3:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers Odds

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Houston pays a visit to Texas on Sunday, hoping to shut down the Rangers bats in baseball action at Rangers Ballpark.

Erik Bedard gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Astros on this day; he's 3-4 on the season. The Rangers, meanwhile, will counter with Justin Grimm, who will be looking to improve on his 7-6 mark.

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Betting Line:
Those going with the Rangers in this one found them listed as moneyline favorites of -215 at TopBet for Monday's contest. The total was hovering near 10 at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The Rangers sit at No. 4 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Astros sit at an American League No. 15 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Texas owns the No. 5 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.9 per game. By contrast, the Astros are rated No. 15 in the same category at 7.8 per game.

Texas owns the American League's No. 6 defense, allowing 4.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Houston's American League No. 15-rated defense.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 9-5 winner as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Astros at +290 were rewarded, while the 14 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Houston got the job done in their last match in a 9-5 victory over Texas on Saturday at Rangers Ballpark behind starter Dallas Keuchel.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 1-9
After playing Texas are 2-8
After a win are 3-7

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Baltimore are 6-4
After playing Houston are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

A few Astros at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Texas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games on the road
Texas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games when playing Houston

Next up:
Houston at St. Louis, Tuesday, July 9
Texas at Baltimore, Monday, July 8

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