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Houston AstrosNew York Mets
Aug 24, 7:10 PM | GrassCiti Field

Houston Astros vs New York Mets Odds

39-86TEAM RECORD57-68

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

Jonathon Niese gets the call for the New York Mets and he will try to build on a 10-6 mark. In the other dugout, Jordan Lyles brings a 2-10 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:
Sportsbooks had installed the Mets as -240 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Mets sit at No. 10 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Astros sit at a National League No. 16 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Astros rank No. 15 in the National League at 8 hits per game. That compares with New York’s No. 8 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Houston owns the National League's No. 16-rated road mark, allowing 6 runs per game on the highway. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Houston was a 13-5 loser on the road against the Cardinals. Bettors on St. Louis at -310 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (18) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Houston looks to rebound from a loss to the Cardinals, who beat them 13-5 on Thursday behind a start from Jake Westbrook at Busch Stadium.

The Mets were a 1-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Rockies. That made winners of bettors who got Colorado at +140 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors. New York didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Rex Brothers in a losing cause, 1-0, against Colorado on Thursday.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing NY Mets are 7-3
After playing St. Louis are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing Colorado are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Astros at Mets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 8 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games when playing NY Mets
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of NY Mets' last 8 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Mets' last 7 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets' last 6 games
NY Mets are 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Houston

Next up:
Houston at NY Mets, Saturday, August 25

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