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Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Texas Rangers dueling the Houston Astros on Wednesday at Minute Maid Park.

Houston sends Charlie Morton out against Nick Martinez for the Texas Rangers in this game. Morton is 2-2 with a 4.50 ERA on the season, while Martinez is 0-0 on the year and has a 2.77 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Houston Astros as -165 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.7-3.1 win 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 18-9 record to the battle against the 11-16 Rangers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Texas injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Houston Astros at No. 3 and the Texas Rangers at No. 10 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Houston Astros and its No. 9-rated batting order, averaging 4.67 runs per nine innings, against the No. 14 line up of the Texas Rangers at 4.56 runs per outing.

Houston owns the No. 3 defense, allowing 4.67 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Texas's No. 16-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

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

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Houston, Thursday, May 4th