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Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Sunday when the Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros meet at Minute Maid Park.
Lefthander Martin Perez will take the mound for the Rangers to start this game. Perez is 4-3 this season with a 3.81 ERA.
It'll be Dallas Keuchel toeing the rubber for the Astros in this contest. Lefthander Keuchel is 5-4 with a 4.50 ERA so far this season.
Texas won its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Astros on August 10. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -215 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Texas has won 6 straight games.
Houston has lost 4 straight games.
Texas: 67-50 SU
Houston: 37-78 SU
Texas most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 8-2
After playing Houston are 8-2
After a win are 9-1
Houston most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Texas are 2-8
After playing Texas are 1-9
After a loss are 3-7
A few trends to consider:
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
Texas is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games when playing Texas
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 OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing at home against Texas
Houston home to Texas, Monday, August 12