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Houston Astros Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Texas Rangers

Houston Astros


Texas Rangers
Saturday, April 12, 2014 8:05 PM ET
Globe Life Park

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between Texas and the Houston on Saturday, with the host Rangers trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

It's a pitching duel between Tanner Scheppers for the Texas Rangers (0-1 on the year) and Jarred Cosart for Houston Astros (1-1 so far).

Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Texas sat as -181 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 9.5, according to 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Rangers to win this game 3.2-2.2. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Texas Rangers sport a record of 5-5 heading into this matchup, while the Houston Astros sit at 4-7 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Houston injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 9-rated Texas Rangers and the league No. 30-ranked Houston Astros, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers Stats Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Houston Astros rank No. 30 at 6 hits per game. That compares with the Texas Rangers No. 9 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Texas has the No. 23-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the No. 24 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston lost its last outing, a 1-0 result against the Rangers on April 11. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -215 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Houston lost in extra innings against the Rangers on Friday as Texas edged them 1-0 at Globe Life Park.

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Texas, Sunday, April 13th