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Texas Rangers Host Houston Astros in MLB Baseball Betting Action

The Texas Rangers will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the Houston Astros invade Globe Life Park on Monday.

Houston puts its faith in starter Scott Kazmir to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 7-10. Getting the ball for the Texas Rangers is Cole Hamels, who owns a 9-8 record on the season with a 3.76 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Texas Rangers as -130 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 8 at shops such as Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.7-4.4 win for the Astros on Monday. 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

75-67 Texas battles the Astros, currently with a 77-66 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. 16 and the Houston Astros sitting at No. 4.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Texas Rangers No. 8-rated offense, averaging 4.38 runs per game, against a Houston Astros defense that ranks No. 2 at 3.64 in runs allowed per game. The Texas Rangers have averaged 8.59 hits per game so far, more than Houston Astros batters have averaged on the year (8.2 hits per game).

Defensively, Houston features the No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.92 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 at home, scoring 4.72 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Astros enjoyed a 5-3 victory at the expense of the Angels on Sunday, with M Fiers throwing 0.2 innings of 0-hit ball at Angel Stadium.

The Rangers enjoyed a 12-4 victory at the expense of the Athletics on Sunday, with Chi Chi Gonzalez throwing 5.1 innings of 2-hit ball at Globe Life Park.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Houston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Texas
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Houston's last 17 games when playing Texas
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games
  • Texas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas's last 7 games at home
  • Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Texas, Tuesday, September 15th