Bud Norris vs Jeremy Guthrie matchup featured in MLB action

Houston AstrosColorado Rockies
May 31, 8:40 PM | GrassCoors Field

Houston Astros vs Colorado Rockies Odds

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The Rockies get a visit from the Houston Astros in baseball action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The match puts starter Bud Norris for the Astros on the hill facing Jeremy Guthrie for the Rockies. Norris brings a 5-1 mark to the game, while Guthrie is 2-3 to date on the season.

View Houston vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Rockies as -110 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 10 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 8-rated Rockies and the league No. 4-ranked Astros, 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 Astros rank No. 9 in the National League at 8.4 hits per game. That compares with Colorado’s No. 5 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Houston features the National League's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.1 runs per game. Colorado, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the National League at home, scoring 6.4 runs per game.

The Astros were a 13-5 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rockies. That made winners of bettors who got Colorado at -166 on the moneyline, while the total score (18) was good news for OVER bettors. Houston looks to rebound from a loss to the Rockies, who beat them 13-5 on Wednesday behind a start from Christian Friedrich at Coors Field.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After playing Colorado are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing LA Dodgers are 4-6
After playing Houston are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Astros at Rockies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games when playing on the road against Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 games at home
Colorado is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing at home against Houston

Next up:
Houston home to Cincinnati, Friday, June 1
Colorado home to LA Dodgers, Friday, June 1