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Astros face New York Mets: MLB odds preview and stats

Houston AstrosNew York Mets
April 21, 7:10 PM | GrassCiti Field

Houston Astros vs New York Mets Odds

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The New York Mets look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Astros arrive at Citi Field on Thursday.

Chris Capuano gets the call for the New York Mets and he will try to build on a 1-1 mark. In the other dugout, JA Happ brings a 1-2 ledger to the game for the Astros as he tries to quiet the Mets bats.

View Houston vs NY Mets Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Astros listed as underdogs of +-120 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, depending on the book.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Astros rank No. 7 in the National League at 9 hits per game. That compares with New York’s No. 12 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Houston features the National League's No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.9 runs per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the National League at home, scoring 4 runs per game.

Houston won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Mets on April 20. Bettors who backed the Astros at +139 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Houston got the job done in their last match in a 4-3 victory over New York on Wednesday at Citi Field behind starter Bud Norris.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a win are 2-8

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Arizona are 4-6
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

A few Astros at Mets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets' last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets' last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 7 of NY Mets' last 9 games at home

Next up:
Houston at Milwaukee, Friday, April 22
NY Mets home to Arizona, Friday, April 22

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