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MLB Betting Line Favors the Houston Astros over the Texas Rangers

The Houston Astros will try to be nasty hosts on Monday when the Texas Rangers pay a visit to Minute Maid Park.

Texas puts its faith in starter Andrew Cashner to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 0-2. Getting the ball for the Houston Astros is Lance McCullers Jr., who owns a 2-1 record on the season with a 4.34 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Houston Astros as -192 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.8-3.0 result in favor of 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 sport a record of 16-9 heading into this matchup, while the Texas Rangers sit at 11-14 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Texas injuries news.

This game puts the Houston Astros, most recently No. 3 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Texas Rangers, who rate a No. 10 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Houston Astros No. 15-ranked scoring average of 4.48 runs per game, against a Texas Rangers offense rated No. 12 and scoring 4.56 runs per game. The Astros have averaged 9.24 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rangers hitters have managed (7.24 per nine innings).

Texas brings the No. 11-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Astros's No. 2-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Texas is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Texas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Texas's last 10 games
  • Texas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Houston is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Houston is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games
  • Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Houston, Tuesday, May 2nd