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MLB BASEBALL

Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros

The division rival Texas Rangers and Houston Astros are set to renew hostilities on Friday when they meet at Minute Maid Park.

The Rangers will give the ball to starter Alexi Ogando in this one. Righthander Ogando is 3-2 this season with a 3.08 ERA.

Starting this game for the Astros will be Dallas Keuchel. The lefthander has a 0.00 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.

In their last action, Texas was a 4-1 winner on the road against the Brewers. Bettors on Texas at +104 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Houston lost its last outing, a 6-5 result against the Angels on May 9. Bettors who backed the Angels at -150 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Team records:
Texas: 21-13 SU
Houston: 10-25 SU

Texas most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Milwaukee are 5-2
After a win are 6-4

Houston most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing LA Angels are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

A few trends to consider:
Texas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Houston
Texas is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas's last 8 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games when playing at home against Texas
Houston is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games at home

Next up:
Houston home to Texas, Saturday, May 11