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Moneyline favors Rangers in battle with Astros

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June 22, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers Odds

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The Houston Astros will look to grab an inter-league road victory when they take on the Rangers in Texas at Rangers Ballpark on Wednesday in baseball action.

Texas sends Colby Lewis out against Brett Myers for the Astros in this game. Lewis is 6-7 with a 4.80 ERA on the season, while Myers is 3-6 on the year and has a 4.75 ERA.

View Houston vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rangers were listed as -190 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 9.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Rangers at No. 3 in the American League and the Astros at No. 14 in the National League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas' No. 3 ranked American League offense (4.7 runs per game) against a Astros defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 15 in the National League at 5 runs allowed per game. The Rangers have been averaging 9.1 hits per game, more than the Astros have managed so far this season (9 hits on average).

Texas owns the American League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Houston's National League No. 15-rated defense.

In their last action, Houston was a 5-4 loser on the road against the Rangers. Bettors on Texas at -215 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Houston lost in extra innings against the Rangers on Tuesday as Texas edged them 5-4 at Rangers Ballpark.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-4
After playing Texas are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

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

A few Astros at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Texas
Houston is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Houston is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Texas
Texas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Houston
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas' last 8 games at home

Next up:
Houston home to Tampa Bay, Friday, June 24
Texas home to NY Mets, Friday, June 24