Houston Astros at Texas Rangers Betting Preview

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The Texas Rangers will face off against the Houston Astros at Globe Life Park. ATTSN Southwest will be showing the matchup. The first pitch is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. ET.

Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers Odds

Vegas has listed Houston (-150) as the favorite over Texas (+140). The total stands at 10 runs and bettors can wager on the over for +105 and the under for -125. Runline odds stand at -105 for picking the Astros -1.5 runs and -115 for the Rangers +1.5 runs.

Brad Peacock is getting the start for the visiting Stros. The right-handed Peacock struck out 96 hitters in 65 innings last year (with only 20 walks) while finishing the season 3-5 overall with a 3.46 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP.

The Rangers will put the ball in the hands of lefty Drew Smyly, who also did not accumulate any Major League pitching stats in 2018.

The Astros have gained 1.0 units and are 1-0 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has cashed in zero of those games, compared to one that’ve gone under against left-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Rangers have netted 1.5 units and are 1-0 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher.

Astros at Rangers Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Astros, ATS Winner – Astros, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • The Astros went 12-7 SU against the Rangers last season.
  • The Astros’ bullpen posted a 4.33 ERA against the Rangers last year.