Yu Darvish will be looking for his ninth victory of the season on Wednesday night as he hits the mound at home for the Texas Rangers in their game against the Houston Astros.
Darvish sits at 8-4 with a 2.63 ERA on the season, and in his seven career outings against the Astros he’s 4-1 with a 2.29 ERA and 72 strikeouts in 51 innings.
Dallas Keuchel (8-5, 3.06 ERA) is the probable starter for Houston on Wednesday.
Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers Opening Odds and Betting Line
The Houston Astros were listed as 180 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 8 before betting started earlier on Wednesday over at Bodog.
Computer Prediction: Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers Pick
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.6-3.5 result in favor of the Astros. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Texas Rangers bring a 38-52 record to the battle against the 38-54 Astros. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Houston injuries news.
The Texas Rangers sit at No. 28 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds – VSB, while the Houston Astros sit at No. 29 on the same chart.
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How Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers Stats Matchup
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Houston Astros rank No. 29 at 7.97 hits per game. That compares with the Texas Rangers No. 11 ranking in that category.
Texas owns the No. 29 defense, allowing 4.13 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Houston’s No. 28-rated defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Houston won its last outing, a 8-3 result against the Rangers on July 8. Bettors who backed the Astros at +136 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Houston looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Rangers, a 8-3 final on Tuesday in support of Brad Peacock at Globe Life Park.
Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers Betting Odds Trends
Houston is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games
Houston is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games on the road
Texas is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas’s last 5 games
Texas is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas’s last 6 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Houston home to Boston, Friday, July 11th
Texas home to Los Angeles, Thursday, July 10th