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Bud Norris, R.A. Dickey take mound in Mets vs Astros tilt

Houston AstrosNew York Mets
April 20, 7:10 PM | GrassCiti Field

Houston Astros vs New York Mets Odds

6-11TEAM RECORD5-12

The New York Mets battle the visiting Houston Astros on Wednesday in MLB betting action at Citi Field.

New York hands the ball to starter R.A. Dickey in this one and he'll try to improve on his 1-2 mark on the year. Houston counters with Bud Norris, who will try to quiet the fans and the Mets bats at the same time.

View Houston vs NY Mets Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Astros were listed as +-138 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features New York's National League No. 11-ranked scoring average of 4.1 runs per game, against a Astros offense rated No. 7 and scoring 4.4 runs per game in the league. The Mets have averaged 7.9 hits per game to date this season, less than the Astros hitters have managed (9.1 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and New York has the National League's No. 15-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the National League's No. 14 mark in runs allowed.

Houston won its last outing, a 6-1 result against the Mets on April 19. Bettors who backed the Astros at +127 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Houston got the job done in their last match in a 6-1 victory over New York on Tuesday at Citi Field behind starter Wandy Rodriguez.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing NY Mets are 4-6
After playing NY Mets are 4-6
After a win are 1-9

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8

A few Astros at Mets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games on the road
Houston is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets' last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets' last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 7 of NY Mets' last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games

Next up:
Houston at NY Mets, Thursday, April 21

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