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Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers

The fans at Globe Life Field will be treated to a game between the Houston Astros and the Texas Rangers when they take their seats on Thursday.

The Astros will give the ball to starter Justin Verlander in this one. Right hander Verlander is 1-1 this season with a 1.89 ERA.

Starting this game for the Rangers will be Martin Perez. The left hander has a 3.86 ERA to go along with a 0-2 record this season.

Oddsmakers opened the Astros as -161-moneyline favorites versus the Rangers, while the game's total opened at 8.

The Rangers were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Astros. That made winners of bettors who got Houston at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Houston won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Rangers on April 27. Bettors who backed the Astros at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Team record: 9-9 SU
Houston is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games
Houston is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road

Team record: 6-12 SU
Texas is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Texas is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 5 games

Next up:
Houston at Toronto Friday, April 29
Texas home to Atlanta Friday, April 29