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MLB BASEBALL

Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Wednesday when the Houston Astros and the Texas Rangers meet at Rangers Ballpark.

Dallas Keuchel will be the starting pitcher for the Astros on this day. Lefthander Keuchel is 6-7 this season with a 4.69 ERA.

Keuchel's opponent in this one will be Martin Perez. The Rangers lefthander has a 3.54 ERA to go along with a 9-5 record this season.

In their last action, Houston was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Rangers. Bettors on Texas at -370 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
Houston has lost 11 straight games.
Texas has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Houston: 51-107 SU
Texas: 86-71 SU

Houston most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-9
Before playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After playing Texas are 2-8
After a loss are 0-10

Texas most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing LA Angels are 5-5
After playing Houston are 9-1
After a win are 3-7

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

Next up:
Houston home to NY Yankees, Friday, September 27
Texas home to LA Angels, Thursday, September 26