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Lucas Harrell faces Derek Holland in MLB odds action

Texas RangersHouston Astros
May 19, 7:15 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Odds

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The Astros will be trying to slam their rivals from the other league on Saturday, as the Texas Rangers visit in inter-league play at Minute Maid Park.

The match puts starter Derek Holland for the Rangers on the hill facing Lucas Harrell for the Astros. Holland brings a 3-2 mark to the game, while Harrell is 2-3 to date on the season.

View Texas vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Houston opened as +154 moneyline underdogs in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 9.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Astros, most recently No. 8 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Rangers, who rate an American League No. 1 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Rangers rank No. 1 in the American League at 10.4 hits per game. That compares with Houston’s No. 8 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Houston has the National League's No. 8-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rangers own the American League's No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Astros on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -140 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Texas got the job done in their last match in a 4-1 victory over Houston on Friday at Minute Maid Park behind starter Neftali Feliz.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a win are 2-8

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Texas are 3-7
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Rangers at Astros trends to consider:
Texas is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Houston
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Houston's last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Texas
Houston is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next up:
Texas at Houston, Sunday, May 20