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The Texas Rangers will be trying to extend a winning streak on Saturday when they take on the Houston Astros at Rangers Ballpark.

Lefthander Dallas Keuchel will take the mound for the Astros to start this game. Keuchel is 4-4 this season with a 4.47 ERA.

Starting this game for the Rangers will be Yu Darvish. The righthander has a 2.78 ERA to go along with a 8-3 record this season.

The Astros were a 10-5 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -225 on the moneyline, while the total score (15) was good news for OVER bettors.

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

Team records:
Houston: 31-56 SU
Texas: 50-36 SU

Houston most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Texas are 3-7
After playing Texas are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

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

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games when playing Texas
Houston is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Houston is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
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
Texas is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games

Next up:
Texas home to Houston, Sunday, July 7