Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers odds, tips and betting trends

The Texas Rangers (28-31) host the Houston Astros (37-23) in a clash of AL West rivals Monday at 8:05 p.m. ET. Rangers are underdogs at home (+136) against Astros (-158). The start …

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Houston AstrosThe Texas Rangers (28-31) host the Houston Astros (37-23) in a clash of AL West rivals Monday at 8:05 p.m. ET. Rangers are underdogs at home (+136) against Astros (-158). The starting pitchers are Cristian Javier (3-3) for the Houston Astros and Taylor Hearn (4-4) for the Texas Rangers. The Astros defeated the Marlins 9-4 in their last game yesterday. Jeremy Pena went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI to lead them offensively, while Justin Verlander clinched the win after throwing seven innings without giving up a earned three-hit run while hitting five. Eli White went offensively after going 1-on-3 with a home run and three RBI, and Joe Barlow earned the win by throwing an inning and giving up two earned runs on two hits while hitting one. Rangers Matchup, here's everything you need to get ready for Monday's baseball action. Major League Baseball odds courtesy of Tipico Sportsbook. For a full list of sports betting odds, visit the USA TODAY Sports Betting Scores Odds Hub. Astros (-158, stake $158 to win $100) Rangers (+136, stake $100 to win $136) Place your legal sports bets in CO and NJ with Tipico Sportsbook. The Astros have started 50 games this season as favorites, winning 33, or 66% of those games. Houston has a record of 18-10 in games where sportsbooks favor them with at least -158 on the moneyline. With the money line set for this matchup, odds makers have implied that the Astros have a 61.2% chance of winning. Houston and his opponents have hit the over in 19 of their 60 games this season. In 60 games with a spread this season, the Astros are 29-31-0 ATS. The right-hander's last appearance was Tuesday, when he threw 3 2/3 innings against the Seattle Mariners and gave up five earned runs while conceding six hits. The 25-year-old has played in 11 games this season with a 3.22 ERA, 3.5 strikeout-to-walk ratio and 1.142 WHIP. With seven starts this season he has earned a quality start. Javier has made four starts from five innings or more in seven chances this season and is averaging 4.0 frames when he serves. The Rangers have clinched 257 runs this season, which ranks 18th in the MLB. They have 470 hits, 24th in baseball, with 76 home runs (seventh in the league). This season, the right-hander has played in two games against the Rangers, and they've won 7-for-38 with a double, two homers and three RBI over 11 innings. The Astros rank sixth in Major League Baseball with 77 homers. Hitters for the Astros have a combined slugging percentage of .411 this season, which ranks ninth in the MLB. Houston has a .238 team batting average this season, which ranks 19th among MLB teams. The Astros have 248 runs (4.1 per game) this season, which ranks 23rd in the MLB. Houston has an OBP of .316 this season, which ranks 13th in the MLB. The Astros have shown patience this season with the fourth-best strikeout rate per game (7.5) among MLB offenses. Rangers have been underdogs in 44 games this season and have won 22 times (50%) in those competitions. This year Texas has won seven of 16 games when listed on the moneyline at +136 or worse. Rangers have an implied winning probability of 42.4% according to the moneyline established by sportsbook for this matchup. Texas and its opponents have topped in 26 of their 60 games this season with an overall score set by sportsbook. Rangers have one-line against the 35-25-0 spread mark in 60 games this season. Hearn (4-4) gets the starting gun for Rangers in his 12th start of the season. He pitched a 5.40 ERA in 50 innings, with 47 strikeouts. In his last game Tuesday against the Cleveland Guardians, the left-hander went 5 2/3 innings, giving up three earned runs and giving up four hits. The 27-year-old has had a 5.40 ERA and 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings in 11 games this season while yielding a .279 batting average to opposing hitters. Hearn will be attempting to record his sixth five-innings or more matchup this season. The opposing Astros offense has the ninth slugging percentage (.411) and sixth in homers hit (77) in all of MLB. They have a .238 collective batting average and are 21st in the league with 474 total hits and 23rd in MLB action with 248 runs. Going neck-and-neck against the Astros this season, Hearn has played 9 2/3 innings and given up eight earned runs on 11 hits while batting six. The Rangers rank seventh in MLB play with a total of 76 home runs. This season, the Rangers are ranked 16th in baseball with a .389 slugging percentage. Texas' batting average of .234 ranks 22nd in the MLB. The Rangers' offense is baseball's No. 18 offense, averaging 4.4 runs per game (257 runs overall). Texas is 27th in baseball with a .293 on-base percentage. The Rangers hit 8.5 times per game, the No. 14 in baseball. Place your legal online sports bets in CO and NJ at Tipico Sportsbook now. Gannett may earn revenue from Tipico for viewer recommendations on betting services. General terms and conditions see Tipico.com.

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