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MLB BASEBALL

Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers

The Houston Astros and the Texas Rangers will both be trying to pick up a win on Monday when they battle at Rangers Ballpark.

The Astros will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Jordan Lyles in this game. Lyles has a 7-8 record and a 5.23 ERA this season.

It'll be Derek Holland toeing the rubber for the Rangers in this contest. Lefthander Holland is 9-9 with a 3.48 ERA so far this season.

In their last action, Houston was a 9-2 loser on the road against the Indians. Bettors on Cleveland at -256 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

The Rangers were a 4-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at -127 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Current streak:
Houston has lost 9 straight games.

Team records:
Houston: 51-105 SU
Texas: 84-71 SU

Houston most recently:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 2-8
After playing Cleveland are 3-7
After a loss are 1-9

Texas most recently:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 8-2
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Houston's last 12 games when playing Texas
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
Texas is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas's last 8 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas's last 9 games at home

Next up:
Texas home to Houston, Tuesday, September 24