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Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros Online MLB Betting Picks

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Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros Betting Picks

Thursday’s online MLB betting action offers an enticing Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros matchup. The Rangers are 3-1 in their last 4 and are coming off a clutch 9-6 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Similarly, the Astros are also 3-1 in their last 45 but are coming off a dominant 9-0 shutout win over the Kansas City Royals. So which team should players learning how to bet on sports take in this Thursday night contest?

Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros – Thursday, May 9th     

When: 8:10 pm ET

Where: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas

TV: Local Broadcasts

Stream: MLB TV

Online MLB Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Rangers +1½ (-155) 9 (-110) +143
Astros -1½ (+135) 9 (-110) -153
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Texas Rangers        

Mike Minor - Texas Rangers vs. Houston AstrosThe Rangers enter tonight’s matchup with a 17-17 record that ranks them 3rd overall in the AL West. At the present time the division is led by the Houston Astros, who own a 3 ½ game lead over the Rangers. With this in mind, it’s clear that Texas has a great opportunity in front of them this evening. If the Rangers are able to upset Houston on the road, they’ll have bridged that divisional gap quite a bit.

So can we count on Texas getting this upset. Tonight’s online MLB betting odds are pegging them as the underdog but they’re also still giving them a fighting chance. To ensure they get the AL West win tonight, the Rangers will be starting Mike Minor this evening. Minor enters with a 3-2 record as well as a 2.40 ERA and a 0.95 WHIP. With Minor on the mound, the Rangers have a real shot at getting this road win, without doubt.

Players to Watch: Elvis Andrus (5 HR, 23 RBI, .338 BA), Shin-Soo Choo (4 HR, 14 RBI, .317 BA), and Nomar Mazara (6 HR, 21 RBI, .231 BA).

Houston Astros  

Wade Miley - Texas Rangers vs. Houston AstrosThe Astros fly into tonight’s matchup flashing a 22-15 record. Coming off a dominant win over Kansas City, Houston is confident they can get the job done at home tonight. However, Houston is 4-2 through 6 games against Texas this season. Clearly the Rangers have Houston’s number. So does this mean that taking Houston is a poor decision this evening? Since they’re the favorite, there’s really no reason to risk it by betting on Houston. Nevertheless, Houston will be sending Wade Miley to the mound this evening. Miley is 2-2 this season and brings a 3.20 ERA to the table as well as a 1.17 WHIP. All things considered, it’s clear that sticking with Texas is the way to go tonight.

Players to Watch: George Springer (12 HR, 32 RBI, .291 BA), Michael Brantley (9 HR, 27 RBI, .340 BA), and Jose Altuve (9 HR, 21 RBI, .236 BA).

Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Texas are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the American League
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 5 of Texas’ last 6 games this season
  • Texas has posted a 9-6 ATS record when playing on the road this season through 15 away games
  • Houston are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against Texas
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 5 of Houston’s last 6 games against an opponent in the American League
  • Houston has posted an 8-13 ATS record at home this season through 21 home games

Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros Betting Picks

So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros matchup? All things considered, the underdog odds on Texas are too good to pass up. Sign up today to make your online MLB betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 4-2 Texas.