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|Tampa Bay Rays vs. Houston Astros|
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. Current streak:
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:
Houston home to Tampa Bay, Thursday, July 4