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Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers

The fans at Rangers Ballpark will be treated to a game between the Houston Astros and the Texas Rangers when they take their seats on Tuesday.

The Astros will give the ball to starter Jarred Cosart in this one. Righthander Cosart is 1-0 this season with a 1.15 ERA.

Starting this game for the Rangers will be Travis Blackley. The lefthander has a 0.00 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.

The Astros were a 16-5 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -290 on the moneyline, while the total score (21) was good news for OVER bettors.

Team records:
Houston: 41-83 SU
Texas: 72-53 SU

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

Texas most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Houston are 8-2
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games when playing on the road against 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 on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston's last 10 games when playing Texas
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
Texas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas's last 6 games when playing at home against Houston
Texas is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games

Next up:
Texas home to Houston, Wednesday, August 21