MLB Interleague Play: Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers

by Dirty on June 27, 2010

Texas Rangers Baseball Betting The Houston Astros and the Texas Rangers will both be gunning for a victory on Sunday when they meet at Rangers Ballpark in an interleague contest.

Ace righthander Roy Oswalt will take the mound for the Astros to start this game. Oswalt is 5-9 this season with a 3.08 ERA.

Meanwhile, it’ll be Tommy Hunter who starts for the Rangers. Righthander Hunter is 3-0 with a 2.31 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Rangers listed as 169-moneyline favorites versus the Astros, while the game’s total is sitting at 9.

Ian Kinsler belted a three-run homer and the Rangers banged out 15 hits as they cruised to a 7-2 victory over the Astros on Saturday. The Rangers won that game as -300 favorites, and the nine runs went UNDER the posted over/under (10.5) set by sportsbooks.

Elvis Andrus drove in a pair of runs for the Rangers, and C.J. Wilson tossed seven innings and improved to 6-3 with the win.

Jason Michaels hit a two-run shot for the Astros, while Josh Banks surrendered eight hits and six runs over four innings in the loss.

Team records:
Houston: 29-46 SU
Texas: 45-29 SU

Houston most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 1-9
After playing Texas are 1-9
After a loss are 3-7

Texas most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing LA Angels are 2-8
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a win are 9-1

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston’s last 10 games when playing Texas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games
Houston is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
Texas is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
Texas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas’s last 7 games when playing at home against Houston
Texas is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Houston

Next up:
Houston at Milwaukee, Monday, June 28
Texas at LA Angels, Tuesday, June 29

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