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Alex White, Henry Sosa take mound in Astros vs Rockies tilt

Colorado RockiesHouston Astros
Sep 22, 8:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Colorado Rockies vs Houston Astros Odds

70-85TEAM RECORD53-102

The Houston Astros look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Rockies arrive at Minute Maid Park on Thursday.

Alex White, with a record of 3-2 on the season, gets the ball for the Rockies, while the Astros trot Henry Sosa to the mound in this one. He is 2-5 so far in 2011.

View Colorado vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Astros were listed as -125 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 9 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Astros sit at No. 13 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Rockies sit at a National League No. 9 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Rockies rank No. 6 in the National League at 8.7 hits per game. That compares with Houston’s No. 3 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Houston has the National League's No. 16-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rockies own the National League's No. 15 mark in runs allowed.

The Rockies were a 4-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Padres. That made winners of bettors who got San Diego at +107 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Rockies were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the San Diego staff and losing 4-0 to the Padres on Wednesday at Coors Field.

In their last action, Houston was a 2-0 loser on the road against the Reds. Bettors on Cincinnati at -142 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Astros were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Cincinnati staff and losing 2-0 to the Reds on Wednesday at Great American Ball Park.

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing San Diego are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Colorado are 5-5
After playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Rockies at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 7 games
Colorado is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Colorado is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Colorado
Houston is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games when playing at home against Colorado

Next up:
Colorado at Houston, Friday, September 23

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