The Houston Astros finally ended an ugly losing streak against the Texas Rangers on Wednesday, and they’ll be seeking to pad the win column once again when the AL West squads square off on Thursday. Houston recorded a 3-1 victory over the Rangers, defeating them for the first time in nine meetings this season and ending a 12-game skid at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
– Shark Bites
- The Astros are 6-2 in McHugh’s last 8 starts.
- The Rangers are 4-1 in Perez’s last 5 home starts.
- The UNDER is 5-1 in the Astros last 6 vs. a team with a winning record.
Collin McHugh and Martin Perez are slated to get the ball for the ‘Stros and Rangers, respectively. McHugh owns a perfect 4-0 record with a 3.99 ERA versus the Rangers in five career starts, but only one of those wins came in Arlington. Perez has won three consecutive starts, posing a very respectable 2.50 ERA during that span. Perez is 4-2 with a 1.71 ERA in six career starts against the Astros.
When McHugh hits the road, high-scoring games tend to follow. The OVER is 5-1 in the hurler’s last six starts away from Houston.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Texas Rangers as -115 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 9.5 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bodog.
Odds – Shark prediction models pick the Rangers to win this game 5.5-4.2. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Texas (36-23) will face the 29-32 Astros in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Houston injuries news.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Texas Rangers rated this week at No. 3 and the Houston Astros sitting at No. 10.
The game also pits Texas Rangers No. 7-rated offense, averaging 4.76 runs per game, against a Houston Astros defense that ranks No. 18 at 4.46 in runs allowed per game. The Texas Rangers have averaged 9.02 hits per game so far, more than Houston Astros batters have averaged on the year (8.15 hits per game).
Comparing defensive stats, Houston owns the No. 27-rated road mark, allowing 5.37 runs per game on the highway. Texas, on the other hand, rates No. 4 in scoring at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Houston got the job done in their last match in a 3-1 victory over Texas on Wednesday at Globe Life Park behind starter D Fister.
- Houston is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
- Houston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games on the road
- Houston is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing Texas
- Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas’s last 9 games
- Texas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
- Texas is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Houston
Next Betting Matchups
Houston at Tampa Bay, Friday, June 10th
Texas at Seattle, Friday, June 10th