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Houston AstrosPhiladelphia Phillies
May 15, 1:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Houston Astros vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

15-20TEAM RECORD17-19

The Philadelphia Phillies battle the visiting Houston Astros on Tuesday in MLB betting action at Citizens Bank Park.

The Phillies will rely on Cliff Lee to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Jordan Lyles will be his counterpart for the Astros. Cliff Lee is 0-1 this season, and Jordan Lyles is 0-0.

View Houston vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Phillies rated this week at No. 7 and the Astros sitting at No. 8.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Philadelphia's National League No. 10-ranked scoring average of 3.8 runs per game, against a Astros offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.1 runs per game in the league. The Phillies have averaged 8.9 hits per game to date this season, more than the Astros hitters have managed (8.5 per nine innings).

Philadelphia owns the National League's No. 8 defense, allowing 3.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Houston's National League No. 10-rated defense.

The Astros were a 5-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Phillies. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at -162 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. Houston suffered a 5-1 loss against Philadelphia on Monday, as Lucas Harrell wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Citizens Bank Park.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 1-9
Before playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

A few Astros at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing Houston
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
Philadelphia is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 10 games

Next up:
Houston home to Milwaukee, Wednesday, May 16
Philadelphia at Chi Cubs, Wednesday, May 16

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