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Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers Betting Odds Preview and Pick

The Texas Rangers battle the visiting Houston Astros on Saturday in MLB betting odds action at Globe Life Park.

Derek Holland will take the mound for the Texas Rangers, and he'll carry a 6-6 record into the contest. Joe Musgrove gets the ball for the Houston Astros; he's 2-2 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Texas Rangers as 100 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.6-3.2 win for the Rangers on Saturday. 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 81-54 heading into this matchup, while the Houston Astros sit at 71-63 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Houston injuries news.

This game puts the Texas Rangers, most recently No. 15 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Houston Astros, who rate a No. 6 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Texas Rangers and its No. 8-rated batting order, averaging 4.78 runs per nine innings, against the No. 12 line up of the Houston Astros at 4.58 runs per outing.

Defensively, Houston features the No. 24-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.97 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 at home, scoring 5.36 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston suffered a 10-8 loss against Texas on Friday, as D Fister wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Globe Life Park.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
  • Houston is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Houston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games on the road
  • Texas is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games
  • Texas is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Texas, Sunday, September 4th