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|Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros|
The Houston Astros will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Friday when they take on the Texas Rangers at Minute Maid Park.
The Rangers will trot Matt Garza out to the mound in this one. Righthander Garza has a 7-2 record and a 3.09 ERA this season.
The Astros will counter Garza with Erik Bedard. Lefthander Bedard has a 4.49 ERA to go along with a 3-8 record this season.Texas was a 10-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Angels. They won as -117 favorites, while the total score of 13 made winners of OVER bettors. The Astros were a 7-5 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -170 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors. Current streak:
Texas has won 4 straight games.
Houston has lost 2 straight games.
Texas: 65-50 SU
Houston: 37-76 SU
Texas most recently:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Houston are 8-2
After playing LA Angels are 9-1
After a win are 7-3
Houston most recently:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Texas are 2-8
After playing Boston are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7
A few trends to consider:
Houston home to Texas, Saturday, August 10