Like their AL West division rival the Texas Rangers, the Houston Astros are another one of the eight current MLB teams that have never won a World Series championship. However, unlike Texas, Houston actually failed to win a single game in their lone World Series appearance (2005), and what followed were some of the worst years any MLB franchise has ever had to endure. From 2011 through 2013, the Astros were the laughing stock of MLB, winning no more than 56 games in any one of those three seasons.
Bettors routinely made a fortune going against Houston Astros odds during that time period, but all the high draft picks Houston earned during that time have made their way to the majors of late and are leading the Astros ascent.
Houston Astros Next Game
The odds for the Houston Astros next game can be found below. It lists the moneyline prices offered by sportsbooks for Houston and their opponent to win the game.
Houston Astros Baseball Schedule
Keeping track of the Houston Astros baseball schedule and being able to spot great betting spots like hosting a tired team at the end of a long road trip is critical. This year’s full schedule and results are below.
Houston Astros Scores And Standings
For a long time the Houston Astros standings placement was extremely ugly. There was nowhere but up for the organization to go and you can check below to see this year’s current standings and how far the Astros have climbed.
|1||Los Angeles Dodgers||162||104||58||770||580||0.642|
|6||Boston Red Sox||162||93||69||785||668||0.574|
|8||New York Yankees||163||92||71||866||664||0.564|
|12||St. Louis Cardinals||162||83||79||761||705||0.512|
|13||Los Angeles Angels||162||80||82||710||709||0.494|
|14||Tampa Bay Rays||162||80||82||694||704||0.494|
|15||Kansas City Royals||162||80||82||702||791||0.494|
|19||Toronto Blue Jays||162||76||86||693||784||0.469|
|24||San Diego Padres||162||71||91||604||816||0.438|
|25||New York Mets||162||70||92||735||863||0.432|
|27||Chicago White Sox||162||67||95||706||820||0.414|
|29||San Francisco Giants||162||64||98||639||776||0.395|
Bet On Houston Astros Games
Losing a total of 324 games in that three-year stretch (2011-13) and never posting a winning percentage better than .346 was the lowest of the low for the Astros. Day after day they were getting pounded on by good (and bad) opponents in MLB and no end appeared in sight.
Everyone knew that quality draft picks like OF George Springer and SS Carlos Correa were Houston’s prize for that futility, but nobody really knows how long it will take to develop “cant-miss” MLB prospects into major league players.
Thankfully for the Astros it didn’t take too long as they threw those kids into the fire and they responded. Houston went from a 51-win season in 2013 to a 70-win campaign in 2014, and 2015 saw them finish the year with 86 wins and a wildcard berth. Springer, Correa, 2B Jose Altuve and P Dallas Keuchel were the cornerstones of that resurgence as Correa won the Rookie of the Year award in 2015 and Keuchel was the AL Cy Young winner that same year.
Given the talent and very young roster the Astros have entering the 2016 season, this is a team that should be World Series contenders very soon. The betting philosophy of fading the Astros every chance you get is nothing but a distant memory now. This Houston team is one that projects to plenty of wins in the coming years, and one that bettors should be able to make a fortune “betting on” as those young stars begin to hit their prime.