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Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers MLB Baseball Betting Picks

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Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers Betting Picks

The year’s MLB baseball betting action continues this Wednesday night with an interesting Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers contest. The Astros are off to a poor start this season and haven’t been able to rebound against Texas. On the other hand, the Rangers are off to a decent start and will be vying to build on that success tonight. So what kind of turnout can we expect this Wednesday night? Let’s check up on the MLB sportsbook betting odds to find out.

Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers – Wednesday, April 3rd     

When: 8:05 pm ET

Where: Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, Texas

TV: Local Broadcasts

Stream: NBA League Pass

MLB Baseball Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Astros -1½ (-115) 9 (-105) -165
Rangers +1½ (-105) 9 (-115) +155
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Houston Astros          

The Astros step into this evening’s matchup sporting a meager 2-4 record that ranks them second to last in the AL West. This time around, Houston kicked off their season with a 1-3 performance in a 3-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays. Considering the success they’ve enjoyed over the last couple of years, it’s a bit surprising to see Houston kick the season off so disastrously. To help turn things around, Houston will be sending Gerrit Cole to the mound this season. So far this season, Cole is 0-1 and wields a 1.50 ERA and 0.83 WHIP through 6 innings pitched.

Despite being winless so far, Cole is still a better option than what Texas is sticking with. This is because the Rangers are sending Mike Minor to the mound tonight. Additionally, Minor has an eye-catching 11.57 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP through just 4.2 innings pitched. Although Houston currently ranks 24th in runs, they should get some help from Minor this evening.

Players to Watch: George Springer (2 HR, 5 RBI, .304 BA), Jose Altuve (1 HR, 1 RBI, .174 BA), and Yuli Gurriel (0 HR, 0 RBI, .227 BA).

Texas Rangers   

The Rangers enter tonight’s action sporting a 3-2 record that ranks them 3rd overall in the AL West. At the present time the division is heralded by the Seattle Mariners, who are 7-1. With that in mind, it’s clear that Texas is starting to fall down the divisional ladder. Nevertheless, the Rangers fared pretty well in their first two games against Houston. Sure Game 1 didn’t go their way but a 2-1 deficit isn’t the worst kind of defeat. Furthermore, Texas was able to rebound in Game 2 6-4. So how will this 3-game series end? As long as the Rangers are able to keep Minor from giving Houston the game, they should be able to close this out at home.

Players to Watch: Elvis Andrus (1 HR, 3 RBI, .400 BA), Rougned Odor (0 HR, 1 RBI, .278 BA), and Asdrubal Cabrera (3 HR, 7 RBI, .333 BA).

Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Texas
  • Houston is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Texas
  • Houston is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Texas
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 10 of Texas’s last 15 games when playing Houston
  • Texas is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing Houston
  • Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston

Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers Betting Picks

So which side should legal betting fans take in this Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers matchup? All things considered, this one is a bit of a tossup. The Astros have been struggling severely but the Rangers starting pitcher doesn’t inspire a whole lot of fait tonight. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 4-2 Houston.