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Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Betting Pick and Odds Preview

The Houston Astros look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Texas Rangers arrive at Minute Maid Park on Friday.

Martin Perez gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Texas Rangers on Friday; he's 0-0 on the season. The Houston Astros, meanwhile, will counter with Collin McHugh, who will be looking to improve on his 9-5 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Texas Rangers before the first pitch in this match found them as 140 moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 8 earlier at TopBet.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.5-2.9 victory for the Astros. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Astros bring a 49-40 record to the battle against the 42-46 Rangers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Texas injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 7-rated Houston Astros and the league No. 29-ranked Texas Rangers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Houston Astros No. 8 ranked offense (4.34 runs per game) against a Texas Rangers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 24 at 4.49 runs allowed per game. The Houston Astros have been averaging 8.02 hits per game, less than the Texas Rangers have managed so far this season (8.39 hits on average).

Defensively, Texas features the No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.91 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 at home, scoring 4.18 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Texas looks to rebound from a loss to the Padres, who beat them 2-1 on Sunday behind a start from T Ross at Globe Life Park.

L McCullers fanned 10 batters in a 4-3 loss against Tampa Bay in the team's last game, played on Sunday at Tropicana Field.

Betting Trends
  • Texas is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • Texas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Texas's last 11 games on the road
  • Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
  • Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games
  • Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Texas

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Houston, Saturday, July 18th