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Baseball odds preview - Houston vs. Cincinnati

Houston AstrosCincinnati Reds
Sep 20, 7:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Houston Astros vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

53-100TEAM RECORD74-80

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Houston duelling Cincinnati on Tuesday at Great American Ball Park.

For the Reds, Homer Bailey gets the ball, charged with keeping the Astros hitters off the base paths. He'll face Bud Norris, 6-10 on the year.

View Houston vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Astros listed as underdogs of +-170 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 8-ranked Reds and the National League No. 13-rated Astros in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cincinnati has the National League's No. 2-rated offensive output, at 8.8 hits per game. The Astros average 8.9 hits per game, good for No. 3 on the National League list.

Defensively, Houston features the National League's No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.7 runs per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the National League at home, scoring 4.8 runs per game.

Houston won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Reds on September 19. Bettors who backed the Astros at +150 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Astros enjoyed a 3-2 victory at the expense of the Reds on Monday, with J.A. Happ throwing 6 innings of 3-hit ball at Great American Ball Park.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Astros at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
Houston is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing Houston
Cincinnati is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games when playing at home against Houston
Cincinnati is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Cincinnati is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Houston at Cincinnati, Wednesday, September 21

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