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MLB BASEBALL

Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros

The Houston Astros will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Sunday when they take on the Texas Rangers at Minute Maid Park.

The Rangers will trot Nick Tepesech out to the mound in this one. Righthander Tepesech has a 2-3 record and a 4.50 ERA this season.

The Astros will counter Tepesech with Jordan Lyles. Righthander Lyles has a 4.50 ERA to go along with a 1-0 record this season.

The Rangers were an 8-7 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Astros. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -245 on the moneyline, while the total score (15) was good news for OVER bettors.

Current streak:
Texas has won 3 straight games.
Houston has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
Texas: 23-13 SU
Houston: 10-27 SU

Texas most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland are 6-4
After playing Houston are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

Houston most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

A few trends to consider:
Texas is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Houston
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
Texas is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Texas's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Houston's last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 10 games when playing at home against Texas
Houston is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Texas at Oakland, Monday, May 13
Houston at Detroit, Monday, May 13