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C.J. Wilson faces Jordan Lyles in MLB odds action

Houston AstrosTexas Rangers
June 21, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers Odds

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Baseball betting stays focused on inter-league play on Tuesday as the Astros of Houston swing away against the Rangers of Texas.

The Rangers will turn to C.J. Wilson and his 7-3 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Astros send Jordan Lyles (0-2) to the hill.

View Houston vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Houston before the first pitch in this match will find them as +-220-moneyline underdogs. They will see an opening total of 9.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 3 (Rangers) and the No. 14 (Astros) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Texas' American League No. 3-ranked scoring average of 4.6 runs per game, against a Astros offense rated No. 9 and scoring 4 runs per game in the league. The Rangers have averaged 9.1 hits per game to date this season, more than the Astros hitters have managed (9 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Texas has the American League's No. 9-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 an 8-3 loser on the road against the Rangers. Bettors on Texas at -185 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Houston suffered an 8-3 loss against Texas on Monday, as J.A. Happ wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Rangers Ballpark.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 3-7
After playing Texas are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a win 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 11 of Houston's last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas' last 7 games at home
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 when playing Houston
Texas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Houston

Next up:
Houston at Texas, Wednesday, June 22