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MLB BASEBALL

Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros

Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Saturday when the Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros meet at Minute Maid Park.

The Rangers will pin their hopes on the pitching of right hander Yu Darvish in this game. Darvish has a 10-6 record and a 2.82 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Astros will be Scott Feldman. The right hander has a 4.13 ERA to go along with a 5-8 record this season.

Oddsmakers opened the Rangers as -147-moneyline favorites versus the Astros, while the game's total opened at 7.5

Last time out for Texas, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Astros on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Astros at -114 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Texas:
Team record: 45-70
Texas is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Texas's last 17 games
Texas is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Texas's last 11 games on the road

Houston:
Team record: 48-68
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Texas
Houston is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games when playing Texas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Texas

Next up:
Texas at Houston Sunday, August 10