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Moneyline Favors Houston Astros in MLB Battle with Texas Rangers

The Houston Astros get a visit from the Texas Rangers in MLB baseball betting action on Wednesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Colby Lewis gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Texas Rangers on Wednesday; he's 1-2 on the season. The Houston Astros, meanwhile, will counter with Samuel Deduno, who will be looking to improve on his 0-0 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Houston Astros in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -126 at BetOnline for Wednesday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 9 at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Astros to win this game 4.9-3.1. 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

Houston (18-9) will face the 10-16 Rangers in this tilt. 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. 2 and the Texas Rangers at No. 23 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Houston Astros and its No. 7-rated batting order, averaging 4.7 runs per nine innings, against the No. 23 line up of the Texas Rangers at 3.77 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Houston has the No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rangers own the No. 21 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rangers grabbed a win last time out, defeating Scott Feldman and the Astros 7-1 on Tuesday at Minute Maid Park.

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

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Tampa Bay, Thursday, May 7th
Houston at Los Angeles, Thursday, May 7th