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MLB BASEBALL

Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros

The Texas Rangers will be trying to extend a winning streak on Monday when they take on the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.

The Rangers will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Yu Darvish in this game. Darvish has a 11-5 record and a 2.72 ERA this season.

The Astros will counter Darvish with Brett Oberholtzer. Lefthander Oberholtzer has a 0.00 ERA to go along with a 2-0 record this season.

In their last action, Texas was a 6-1 winner on the road against the Astros. Bettors on Texas at -165 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
Texas has won 7 straight games.
Houston has lost 5 straight games.

Team records:
Texas: 68-50 SU
Houston: 37-79 SU

Texas most recently:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-4
After playing Houston are 8-2
After a win are 9-1

Houston most recently:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Oakland are 2-8
After playing Texas are 1-9
After a loss are 2-8

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 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing 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 OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing at home against Texas
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games when playing Texas

Next up:
Texas home to Milwaukee, Tuesday, August 13
Houston at Oakland, Tuesday, August 13