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Arlington Has Not Been Kind to the Astros

Rangers Astros

The Lone Star Series adds another chapter Tuesday when the Houston Astros travel to Arlington for a three-game series with the Texas Rangers. The ‘Stros have not beaten the Rangers at Globe Life Park in the past seven attempts while being outscored 53-28.

Shark Bites
  • The road team is 1-10 SU in the past 11 games between the Astros and Rangers.
  • Jose Altuve is hitting .421 with three home runs in his past five games.
  • The OVER is 7-1 in the Astros' past eight games on the road dating back to last season.

Derek Holland will get the start for the Rangers and he will look to get some revenge against an Astros team he struggled against last season. In three starts against Houston last year, one in which he exited following shoulder tightness after just one inning, Holland had a 7.71 ERA while giving up 19 hits and 10 earned runs through 11.2 innings.

The Astros will counter with Scott Feldman, who has struggled against his former team. Feldman, who was with the Rangers from 2005 to 2012, is 3-4 with a 4.14 ERA in his nine career against Texas.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Texas Rangers in this matchup found them as -127 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 9 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.0-3.3 victory for the Rangers. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

7-6 Texas battles the Astros, currently with a 5-8 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Houston injuries news.

The Texas Rangers sit at No. 8 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Houston Astros sit at No. 12 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Texas owns the No. 14 ranking for hits at 8.31 per game. By contrast, the Houston Astros are rated No. 20 in the same category at 7.85 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, Houston owns the No. 29-rated road mark, allowing 6.67 runs per game on the highway. Texas, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Astros grabbed a win last time out, defeating A Sanchez and the Tigers 5-4 on Sunday at Minute Maid Park.


Betting Trends
  • Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games
  • Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston's last 8 games on the road
  • Texas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas's last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas's last 5 games at home
  • Texas is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Houston

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Texas, Wednesday, April 20th