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Houston Astros vs. Washington Nationals

The Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals will both be gunning for a victory on Sunday when they meet at Nationals Park in an interleague contest.

Right hander Justin Verlander will take the mound for the Astros to start this game. Verlander is 4-1 this season with a 1.55 ERA.

The Nationals will counter Verlander with Patrick Corbin. Left hander Corbin has a 6.06 ERA to go along with a 0-5 record this season.

Oddsmakers opened the Astros as -222-moneyline favorites versus the Nationals, while the game's total opened at 8.5.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 13-6 winner as they battled the Astros on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at 117 were rewarded, while the 19 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

The Astros were a 13-6 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at 117 on the moneyline, while the total score (19) was good news for OVER bettors.

Team record: 22-12 SU
Houston is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Houston is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Houston's last 19 games

Team record: 12-23 SU
Washington is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games
Washington is 6-16 ATS in its last 22 games at home
Washington is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next up:
Houston at Boston Monday, May 16
Washington at Miami Monday, May 16