MLB Matchups  >>  Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros Preview 05/13/2014

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

The Rangers will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Matt Harrison in this game. Harrison has a 1-0 record and a 2.87 ERA this season.

It'll be Dallas Keuchel toeing the rubber for the Astros in this contest. Lefthander Keuchel is 3-2 with a 3.68 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Rangers listed as 126-moneyline favorites versus the Astros, while the game's total is sitting at 8½.
The Rangers were a 4-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Astros. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -128 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

TEAM RECORDS:
Texas: 20-19 SU
Houston: 12-27 SU
TEXAS MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

HOUSTON MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
Texas is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games when playing Houston
Texas is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Texas
Houston is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
Houston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home

NEXT UP:
Houston home to Texas, Wednesday, May 14