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Houston Astros home to Rangers in baseball betting action

Texas RangersHouston Astros
May 20, 2:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Odds

25-16TEAM RECORD18-22

The Astros will be trying to slam their rivals from the other league on Sunday, as the Texas Rangers visit in inter-league play at Minute Maid Park.

Colby Lewis gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Rangers on this day; he's 3-3 on the season. The Astros, meanwhile, will counter with Jordan Lyles, who will be looking to improve on his 0-0 mark.

View Texas vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Astros were listed as +154 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 9 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 8 (Astros) and the No. 1 (Rangers) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Houston's No. 5-rated National League offense, averaging 4.2 runs per game, against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 1 in the American League at 3.7 in runs allowed per game. The Astros have averaged 8.5 hits per game so far, less than Rangers batters have averaged on the year (10.4 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Houston has the National League's No. 8-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rangers own the American League's No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Texas was a 6-5 loser on the road against the Astros. Bettors on Houston at +158 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Rangers were saddled with a loss last time out in Derek Holland's start, as they lost 6-5 against Houston on Saturday at Minute Maid Park.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Seattle are 7-3
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 3-7
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Rangers at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games on the road
Texas is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Houston
Texas is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games when playing Houston
Texas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Houston's last 12 games
Houston is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Texas

Next up:
Texas at Seattle, Monday, May 21
Houston home to Chi Cubs, Monday, May 21