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Dan Straily, Yovani Gallardo Take Mound in Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers Tilt

The Texas Rangers host Houston on Tuesday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 52-53 mark against the 60-47 Astros in MLB betting odds action at Globe Life Park.

Texas hands the ball to starter Yovani Gallardo in this one and he'll try to improve on his 7-9 mark on the year. Houston counters with Dan Straily, who will try to quiet the fans and the Rangers bats at the same time.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Texas sat as 115 underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 9, according to MyBookie.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.9-3.5 win for the Astros. A 5.9-3.5 result in favor of the Astros is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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

The Texas Rangers sport a record of 52-53 heading into this matchup, while the Houston Astros sit at 60-47 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Houston injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 27-ranked Texas Rangers and the No. 4-rated Houston Astros in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Texas has baseball's No. 6-rated offensive output, at 8.7 hits per game. The Houston Astros average 8.25 hits per game, good for No. 25 on the list.

Comparing defensive stats, Houston owns the No. 12-rated road mark, allowing 4.12 runs per game on the highway. Texas, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston looks to rebound from a loss to the Rangers, who beat them 12-9 on Monday behind a start from C Lewis at Globe Life Park.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games
  • Houston is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Houston's last 10 games on the road
  • Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Texas is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games at home
  • Texas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Houston

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Texas, Wednesday, August 5th