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MLB BASEBALL

Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers

The Houston Astros and the Texas Rangers will both be gunning for a victory on Sunday when they meet at Rangers Ballpark.

The Astros will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Erik Bedard in this game. Bedard has a 3-4 record and a 4.89 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Rangers will be Justin Grimm. The righthander has a 5.84 ERA to go along with a 7-6 record this season.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 9-5 winner as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Astros at +290 were rewarded, while the 14 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Team records:
Houston: 32-56 SU
Texas: 50-37 SU

Houston most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 1-9
After playing Texas are 2-8
After a win are 3-7

Texas most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Baltimore are 6-4
After playing Houston are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Texas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games on the road
Texas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games when playing Houston

Next up:
Houston at St. Louis, Tuesday, July 9
Texas at Baltimore, Monday, July 8