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MLB Odds with Pick - Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros

The Houston Astros battle the visiting Texas Rangers on Saturday in MLB betting odds action at Minute Maid Park.

Mike Fiers will take the mound for the Houston Astros, and he'll carry a 3-1 record into the contest. Cesar Ramos gets the ball for the Texas Rangers; he's 0-2 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Houston Astros were listed as -151 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8.5 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.7-4.0 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 sport a record of 17-26 heading into this matchup, while the Texas Rangers sit at 23-19 on the season 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. 11 and the Texas Rangers sitting at No. 25.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Houston Astros No. 18 ranked offense (4.16 runs per game) against a Texas Rangers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 19 at 4.48 runs allowed per game. The Houston Astros have been averaging 7.91 hits per game, less than the Texas Rangers have managed so far this season (8.6 hits on average).

Houston owns the No. 22 defense, allowing 4.16 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Texas's No. 19-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rangers enjoyed a 2-1 victory at the expense of the Astros on Friday, with C Lewis throwing 7 innings of 4-hit ball at Minute Maid Park.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Texas's last 12 games
  • Texas is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Texas's last 15 games on the road
  • Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games at home
  • Houston is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games when playing Texas

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Houston, Sunday, May 22nd