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Astros face Texas Rangers: MLB odds preview and stats

Houston AstrosTexas Rangers
June 16, 7:15 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers Odds

27-37TEAM RECORD38-27

The Rangers will be trying to slam their rivals from the other league on Saturday, as the Houston Astros visit in inter-league play at Rangers Ballpark.

Houston puts its faith in starter Lucas Harrell to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 6-4. Getting the ball for the Rangers is Justin Grimm, who owns a 0-0 record on the season with a 0.00 ERA.

View Houston vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-215 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 10.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Rangers, most recently No. 1 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Astros, who rate a National League No. 12 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Astros rank No. 9 in the National League at 8.5 hits per game. That compares with Texas’s No. 1 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Texas has the American League's No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the National League's No. 15 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Houston was a 6-2 loser on the road against the Rangers. Bettors on Texas at -240 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Houston suffered a 6-2 loss against Texas on Friday, as Jordan Lyles wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Rangers Ballpark.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 3-7
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Astros at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Houston's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Houston's last 12 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games when playing Houston
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Houston
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Texas is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games when playing Houston

Next up:
Houston at Texas, Sunday, June 17