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A winning streak will be on the line for the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday when they battle the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.
Fausto Carmona will be the starting pitcher for the Rays on this day. Righthander Carmona is 4-9 this season with a 4.98 ERA.
The Astros will counter Carmona with Bud Norris. Righthander Norris has a 3.35 ERA to go along with a 5-7 record this season.
Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were an 8-0 winner as they battled the Astros on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -189 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Tampa Bay has won 4 straight games.
Houston has lost 5 straight games.
Tampa Bay: 45-39 SU
Houston: 30-54 SU
Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Houston are 8-2
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
Houston most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Tampa Bay are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5
A few trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home
Houston home to Tampa Bay, Thursday, July 4