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Cole Hamels Rangers at Home vs Houston Astros in MLB Betting Odds Clash

MLB wagering interest swings to the Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers battle on Wednesday at Globe Life Park as the Rangers try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

Doug Fister gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Houston Astros on Wednesday; he's 1-1 on the season. The Texas Rangers, meanwhile, will counter with Cole Hamels, who will be looking to improve on his 2-0 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Texas Rangers as -150 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.5-3.1 win 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

8-6 Texas battles the Astros, currently with a 5-9 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

The game also pits Texas Rangers No. 7-rated offense, averaging 4.86 runs per game, against a Houston Astros defense that ranks No. 26 at 5.07 in runs allowed per game. The Texas Rangers have averaged 8.57 hits per game so far, more than Houston Astros batters have averaged on the year (7.86 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Texas has the No. 19-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the No. 26 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Astros endured a 7-5 loss at the hands of the Rangers on Tuesday, with S Feldman throwing 5 innings of 6-hit ball at Globe Life Park.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games
  • Houston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Houston's last 9 games on the road
  • Texas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas's last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas's last 5 games at home
  • Texas is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Houston

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Texas, Thursday, April 21st