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Mike Fiers, Tyson Ross Take Mound in Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers Tilt

The Texas Rangers get a visit from the Houston Astros in MLB baseball betting action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Mike Fiers, with a record of 7-6 on the season, gets the ball for the Houston Astros, while the Texas Rangers trot Tyson Ross to the mound in this one. He is 2-2 so far in 2017.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.4-3.5 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

Texas (55-59) will face the 71-44 Astros in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Houston injuries news.

The Texas Rangers sit at No. 23 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Houston Astros sit at No. 21 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Texas Rangers and its No. 7-rated batting order, averaging 4.91 runs per nine innings, against the No. 1 line up of the Houston Astros at 5.81 runs per outing.

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. 10 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston looks to rebound from a loss to the Rangers, who beat them 6-4 on Friday behind a start from C Hamels at Globe Life Park.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
  • Houston is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Texas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games
  • Texas is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Texas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Texas, Sunday, August 13th