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Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros

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

Martin Perez will be the starting pitcher for the Rangers on this day. Left hander Perez is 2-2 this season with a 2.01 ERA.

It'll be Cristian Javier toeing the rubber for the Astros in this contest. Right hander Javier is 2-1 with a 3.20 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers opened the Astros as -175-moneyline favorites versus the Rangers, while the game's total opened at 8.

Houston won its last outing, a 5-1 result against the Rangers on May 19. Bettors who backed the Astros at -225 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Texas was a 5-1 loser on the road against the Astros. Bettors on Houston at -225 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Team record: 17-20 SU
Texas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games

Team record: 25-14 SU
Houston is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
Houston is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Houston's last 24 games

Next up:
Texas at Houston Saturday, May 21