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Astros' Valdez looks for continued dominance against divisional opponents when facing the Rangers

by Mike Spector | Astros Correspondent |
Thu, Sep 16th 9:23am EDT

The Houston Astros are 7-1 in starting pitcher Framber Valdez’s last eight starts against divisional opponents, and look to continue that success with a road win against the Texas Rangers tonight.

Betting Impact:

The Astros are -250 moneyline road favorites, per BettingPros consensus odds. Valdez (10-5, 3.26) is 3-2 with a 3.62 ERA in eight career games (five starts) against Texas. He has been outstanding against them in two starts this season, going 2-0 with a 1.38 ERA. The Rangers counter with Glenn Otto (0-1, 6.92), who is coming off a start where he allowed eight runs in 3.1 innings. The over is 2-0-2 in the last four meetings between these teams, while the Astros look to finish their season series with the Rangers with a victory after winning 13 of their first 18 meetings.

Game: HOU at TEX Thu Sep 16th, 8:05pm ET | Categories: Line Movements, Trends