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Houston Sends Brett Oberholtzer vs Scott Baker in Texas Rangers vs Astros Game

Texas Rangers


Houston Astros
Friday, August 29, 2014 8:10 PM ET
Minute Maid Park

The Houston Astros get a visit from the Texas Rangers in MLB baseball betting action on Friday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Houston hands the ball to starter Brett Oberholtzer in this one and he'll try to improve on his 4-9 mark on the year. Texas counters with Scott Baker, who will try to quiet the fans and the Astros bats at the same time.

Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Opening Odds and Betting Line

The visiting Texas Rangers were 122 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8.5 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under betting.

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Computer Prediction: Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.7-3.4 win for the Astros. A 3.7-3.4 result in favor of the Astros is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Houston (57-78) will face the 52-81 Rangers in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Texas injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Houston Astros rated this week at No. 9 and the Texas Rangers sitting at No. 21.

How Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Stats Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Texas Rangers rank No. 15 at 8.62 hits per game. That compares with the Houston Astros No. 28 ranking in that category.

Houston owns the No. 25 defense, allowing 3.96 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Texas's No. 29-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Texas was a 4-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Astros. They lost as +122 underdogs, while the total score of 6 made winners of UNDER bettors. Texas suffered a 4-2 loss against Houston on Thursday, as Nick Tepesch wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Minute Maid Park.

Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Betting Odds Trends

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games
Texas is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 7 games on the road
Texas is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing Houston
Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 9 games
Houston is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Texas
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Texas

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Houston, Saturday, August 30th