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Baseball odds preview - New York vs. Houston

New York MetsHouston Astros
May 2, 2:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

New York Mets vs Houston Astros Odds

13-11TEAM RECORD10-14

The Houston Astros will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the New York Mets invade Minute Maid Park on Wednesday.

Chris Schwinden, with a record of 0-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Mets, while the Astros trot Wandy Rodriguez to the mound in this one. He is 2-2 so far in 2012.

View NY Mets vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Astros in this one will find them as -150 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 3-rated Astros and the league No. 8-ranked Mets, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Mets rank No. 2 in the National League at 9 hits per game. That compares with Houston’s No. 2 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, New York owns the National League's No. 16-rated road mark, allowing 6.5 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.

The Mets were a 6-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Astros. That made winners of bettors who got Houston at +128 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. New York suffered a 6-3 loss against Houston on Tuesday, as Jonathon Niese wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Minute Maid Park.

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

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Mets at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Mets' last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 6 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing at home against NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Houston's last 15 games at home

Next up:
NY Mets home to Arizona, Friday, May 4
Houston home to St. Louis, Friday, May 4

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