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Brett Myers, Joe Saunders take mound in Diamondbacks vs Astros tilt

Houston AstrosArizona Diamondbacks
Aug 11, 9:40 PM | GrassChase Field

Houston Astros vs Arizona Diamondbacks Odds

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The Arizona Diamondbacks look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Astros arrive at Chase Field on Thursday.

Arizona sends Joe Saunders out against Brett Myers for the Astros in this game. Saunders is 8-9 with a 3.61 ERA on the season, while Myers is 3-12 on the year and has a 4.76 ERA.

View Houston vs Arizona Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Astros listed as underdogs of +-185 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 13-rated Diamondbacks and the league No. 14-ranked Astros, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Arizona's No. 3-rated National League offense, averaging 4.6 runs per game, against a Astros defense that ranks No. 16 in the National League at 5.1 in runs allowed per game. The Diamondbacks have averaged 8.4 hits per game so far, less than Astros batters have averaged on the year (9 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Arizona has the National League's No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the National League's No. 16 mark in runs allowed.

The Astros were a 6-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Diamondbacks. That made winners of bettors who got Arizona at -220 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for UNDER bettors. Houston looks to rebound from a loss to the Diamondbacks, who beat them 6-3 on Wednesday behind a start from Josh Collmenter at Chase Field.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing LA Dodgers are 6-4
After playing Arizona are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing NY Mets are 4-6
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Astros at Diamondbacks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Houston's last 24 games when playing on the road against Arizona
Houston is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games when playing on the road against Arizona
Arizona is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Arizona's last 14 games
Arizona is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games when playing Houston

Next up:
Houston at LA Dodgers, Friday, August 12
Arizona home to NY Mets, Friday, August 12

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