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Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Wednesday when the Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros meet at Minute Maid Park.
The Rangers will give the ball to starter Alexi Ogando in this one. Righthander Ogando is 0-0 this season with a 0.00 ERA.
Starting this game for the Astros will be Philip Humber. The righthander has a 0.00 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.
Last time out for Texas, they were a 7-0 winner as they battled the Astros on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -168 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Texas: 1-1 SU
Houston: 1-1 SU
Texas most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing LA Angels are 5-5
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a win are 3-7
Houston most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Oakland are 1-5
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
A few trends to consider:
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Houston
Texas is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 7 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games when playing at home against Texas
Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
Texas home to LA Angels, Friday, April 5
Houston home to Oakland, Friday, April 5