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A winning streak will be on the line for the Houston Astros on Friday when they battle the Tampa Bay Rays at Minute Maid Park.

The Rays will pin their hopes on the pitching of right hander Alex Cobb in this game. Cobb has a 1-4 record and a 4.39 ERA this season.

Meanwhile, it'll be Collin McHugh who starts for the Astros. Right hander McHugh is 4-3 with a 2.82 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers opened the Rays as -131-moneyline favorites versus the Astros, while the game's total opened at 8

Houston was a 5-4 winner in its last match at home against the Diamondbacks. They won as +102 underdogs, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors.

The Rays were a 6-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at +109 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

Tampa Bay:
Team record: 25-42
Tampa Bay is 2-14 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Tampa Bay's last 14 games
Tampa Bay is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road

Houston:
Team record: 31-37
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Houston Saturday, June 14