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MLB BASEBALL

Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays

The Houston Astros and the Tampa Bay Rays will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Tropicana Field.

Lefthander Dallas Keuchel will take the mound for the Astros to start this game. Keuchel is 4-4 this season with a 4.41 ERA.

It'll be Fausto Carmona toeing the rubber for the Rays in this contest. Righthander Carmona is 4-10 with a 4.92 ERA so far this season.

The Astros were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Rays. That made winners of bettors who got Houston at +295 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Team records:
Houston: 33-59 SU
Tampa Bay: 53-41 SU

Houston most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Tampa Bay are 1-9
After a win are 3-7

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Houston are 8-2
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games on the road
Houston is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Houston is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games
Tampa Bay is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
Tampa Bay is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Houston, Sunday, July 14