Astros lefty Framber Valdez continues his quest for an MLB record when the Houston Astros host the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park. Valdez has recorded 22 straight quality starts, which is already a record for a left-handed pitcher, and is just two shy of tying the all-time record set by Jacob deGrom in 2018. Valdez dazzled in his last start -- which was also against Texas -- as he allowed just two runs over eight innings while striking out eight. For tonight, Houston (87-48) is a -278 favorite in the latest Astros vs. Rangers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while Texas (58-76) is a +222 underdog.
First pitch is set for 8:10 p.m. ET. The game is one of 14 on the MLB schedule for Tuesday, following the postponement of Yankees vs. Twins. Elsewhere in the majors, the Braves' Kyle Wright can become the first 18-game winner in the majors, against the Athletics, and Orioles and Blue Jays face each other in a game with major postseason implications. Before making any MLB picks or parlays, be sure to see the predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.
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The model, which ran 10,000 simulations on each of Tuesday's games, likes Cincinnati (+135) to knock off the Chicago Cubs. The Reds (53-79) start Justin Dunn (1-2, 4.63 ERA), who has pitched well recently. Over his last three games, the 26-year-old righty has given up just four runs on 10 hits in 15 innings (2.40 ERA). Cincinnati won two of those starts.
In addition, Jonathan India has been on a tear for the Reds. Over his last 17 games, the 25-year-old second baseman is batting .339, raising his batting average from .243 to .265. On Sunday, he had his career-best 16-game hitting streak snapped against the Rockies. See who else to back right here.
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