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Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Betting Pick and Odds Preview

Minute Maid Park hosts an MLB battle between the Houston Astros and the visiting Texas Rangers on Thursday.

For the Houston Astros, Joe Musgrove gets the ball, charged with keeping the Texas Rangers hitters off the base paths. He'll face A.J. Griffin, 2-0 on the year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Houston Astros were listed as -165 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 6.4-1.8 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 19-9 record to the battle against the 11-17 Rangers. 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. 3 and the Texas Rangers sitting at No. 10.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Houston Astros and its No. 8-rated batting order, averaging 4.86 runs per nine innings, against the No. 18 line up of the Texas Rangers at 4.43 runs per outing.

Houston owns the No. 1 defense, allowing 4.86 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Texas's No. 19-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Texas is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Texas is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Texas's last 13 games
  • Texas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Houston is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
  • Houston is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Seattle, Friday, May 5th
Houston at Los Angeles, Friday, May 5th