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Texas Rangers home to Astros in baseball betting action

Houston Astros

Texas Rangers
51-106 September 24, 2013, 08:05 PM | Rangers Ballpark 85-71

The Texas Rangers look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Astros arrive at Rangers Ballpark on Tuesday.

The match puts starter Brad Peacock for the Astros on the hill facing Yu Darvish for the Rangers. Peacock brings a 5-5 mark to the game, while Darvish is 13-9 to date on the season.

View Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers Odds and Stats.

Baseball odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Rangers as -325 moneyline Favorite in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8 at shops such as 5Dimes.

This game puts the Rangers, most recently No. 23 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Astros, who rate a No. 28 in the latest survey.

Houston lost its last outing, a 12-0 result against the Rangers on September 23. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -285 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Houston was routed on Monday at Rangers Ballpark, having a 12-0 loss put on them by the Texas Rangers in baseball betting action.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Texas's No. 8-ranked scoring average of 4.45 runs per game, against a Astros offense rated No. 25 and scoring 3.83 runs per game. The Rangers have averaged 9 hits per game to date this season, more than the Astros hitters have managed (8.15 per nine innings).

Houston brings the No. 30-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rangers's No. 9-ranked defense.

A few Astros at Rangers trends to consider:
Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games on the road
Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Texas
Texas is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games
Texas is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games at home
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston

Next up:
Houston at Texas, Wednesday, September 25th