Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers: Best Odds and Preview for September 13, 2021


By BestOdds Analyst | September 12, 2021, 7:47 pm

The Houston Astros (83-59) take on the Texas Rangers (53-89) after Yuli Gurriel had a four-hit showing in a 3-1 win over the Angels. The Astros are favored (-184) in this matchup with the Rangers (+157), which begins at 8:05 PM ET on Monday.

Houston’s Jake Odorizzi gets the start against Texas’ Spencer Howard.

Best Odds for Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances to win the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the MLB matchup between the Houston Astros and Texas Rangers.

Astros Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Astros have been favorites in 116 games this season and have come away with the win 71 times (61.2%) in those contests.
  • Houston’s games have gone over the total in 73 of their 142 opportunities.
  • The Astros have scored the third-most runs in the league this season with 746.
  • In eight games as the favorite over the last 10 matchups, Houston has a record of 5-3.
  • In their previous 10 games with a total, the Astros and their opponents have combined to clear the over/under on five occasions.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • Odorizzi (6-7 with a 4.28 ERA and 85 strikeouts in 94 2/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Astros, his 21st of the season.
  • The right-hander’s most recent appearance came on Wednesday against the Mariners, when he went five innings, surrendering two earned runs while allowing five hits.
  • Odorizzi’s team has a 10-10 record in his starts this season.
  • Odorizzi’s starts with a set total this season have hit the over in 12 of 20 games.

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Marwin González 2 .200 .200 .800 1 2 1
Kyle Tucker 117 .293 .347 .549 25 82 128
Yordan Alvarez 125 .280 .347 .528 28 91 130
Yuli Gurriel 124 .315 .382 .467 14 74 146
Carlos Correa 131 .278 .366 .480 22 75 137
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Rangers Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Rangers have won 36.8% of the games this season they were the underdog on the moneyline (46-79).
  • Texas has combined with opponents to hit the over on the total 68 times this season for a 68-66-8 record against the over/under.
  • The Rangers score the second-fewest runs in baseball (558 total, 3.9 per game).
  • Texas went 6-4 across the 10 games it was moneyline underdogs in its last 10 matchups.
  • In their last 10 matchups, the Rangers and their opponents combined to go over the run total five times.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • Howard makes the start for the Rangers, his fifth of the season. He is 0-1 with a 7.71 ERA and 10 strikeouts in 9 1/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Wednesday against the Diamondbacks, when he threw two scoreless innings without surrendering a hit.
  • Howard’s team has a 1-3 record in his starts this season.
  • Howard has had four starts that sportsbooks set a total for this season, and one of those outings finished over the total.

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Adolis García 130 .245 .291 .467 29 79 124
Nate Lowe 138 .259 .350 .402 14 64 127
Yohel Pozo 19 .303 .333 .409 1 9 20
DJ Peters 15 .192 .300 .385 1 4 5
DJ Peters 36 .209 .231 .453 10 26 29

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