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Houston Astros Home to the Texas Rangers in MLB Betting Odds Action

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

Texas puts its faith in starter Derek Holland to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 3-3. Getting the ball for the Houston Astros is Collin McHugh, who owns a 17-7 record on the season with a 3.74 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Houston sat as -137 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 8, according to MyBookie.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.7-4.8 result in favor of the Rangers. 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 80-74 heading into this matchup, while the Texas Rangers sit at 84-69 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Texas injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 15 (Houston Astros) and the No. 3 (Texas Rangers) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Houston Astros No. 11 ranked offense (4.36 runs per game) against a Texas Rangers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 21 at 4.49 runs allowed per game. The Houston Astros have been averaging 8.28 hits per game, less than the Texas Rangers have managed so far this season (8.76 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Houston has the No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rangers own the No. 21 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rangers enjoyed a 6-2 victory at the expense of the Astros on Friday, with Y Gallardo throwing 1.1 innings of 0-hit ball at Minute Maid Park.

Betting Trends
  • Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas's last 6 games
  • Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
  • Houston is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
  • Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Texas
  • Houston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Texas

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Houston, Sunday, September 27th