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Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers Betting Preview

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April 2, 8:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Odds


Baseball bettors look for value at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday as host Houston battles the Texas Rangers in baseball odds action.

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

View Texas vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rangers were listed as 147 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Houston's No. 1-rated American League offense, averaging 8 runs per game, against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 14 in the American League at 8 in runs allowed per game. The Astros have averaged 9 hits per game so far, more than Rangers batters have averaged on the year (6 hits per game).

Defensively, Texas features the American League's No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 8 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the American League at home, scoring 8 runs per game.

Texas lost its last outing, an 8-2 result against the Astros on March 31. Bettors who backed the Astros at +157 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Rangers endured an 8-2 loss at the hands of the Astros on Sunday, with Matt Harrison throwing 5 2/3 innings of 6-hit ball at Minute Maid Park.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Texas are 3-7
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Rangers at Astros trends to consider:
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
Texas is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Texas' last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 6 games on the road
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games at home
Houston is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Texas

Next up:
Texas at Houston, Wednesday, April 3