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Houston Astros take on the Texas Rangers with Odds and Betting Pick

The Texas Rangers will try to be nasty hosts on Wednesday when the Houston Astros pay a visit to Globe Life Park.

Yu Darvish gets the call for the Texas Rangers and he will try to build on a 2-0 mark. In the other dugout, Doug Fister brings a 5-3 ledger to the game for the Houston Astros as he tries to quiet the Rangers bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Texas Rangers in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -148 at BetOnline for Wednesday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 9 at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.3-4.0 win for the Rangers on Wednesday. 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

36-22 Texas battles the Astros, currently with a 28-32 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Houston injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Texas Rangers rated this week at No. 3 and the Houston Astros sitting at No. 10.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Texas Rangers No. 8-ranked scoring average of 4.83 runs per game, against a Houston Astros offense rated No. 15 and scoring 4.32 runs per game. The Rangers have averaged 9 hits per game to date this season, more than the Astros hitters have managed (8.17 per nine innings).

Houston brings the No. 19-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rangers's No. 11-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston looks to rebound from a loss to the Rangers, who beat them 4-3 on Tuesday behind a start from C Hamels at Globe Life Park.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston's last 10 games
  • Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games on the road
  • Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas's last 8 games
  • Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Texas, Thursday, June 9th