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Cincinnati Reds home to Astros in baseball betting action

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May 5, 12:35 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Houston Astros vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

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The Houston Astros will look to grab a road win when they take on the Reds in Cincinnati at Great American Ball Park on Thursday in baseball odds action.

Cincinnati sends Homer Bailey out against Brett Myers for the Astros in this game. Bailey is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA on the season, while Myers is 1-1 on the year and has a 3.72 ERA.

View Houston vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Houston before the first pitch in this match will find them as +-135-moneyline underdogs. They will see an opening total of 8.5.

Power Rankings:
The Reds sit at No. 5 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Astros sit at a National League No. 14 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Cincinnati's National League No. 2-ranked scoring average of 5.1 runs per game, against a Astros offense rated No. 7 and scoring 4.5 runs per game in the league. The Reds have averaged 8.9 hits per game to date this season, less than the Astros hitters have managed (9.3 per nine innings).

Houston brings the National League's No. 16-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Reds' league No. 13-ranked defense.

The Astros were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Reds. That made winners of bettors who got Cincinnati at -185 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Houston didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 3-2 to Cincinnati on Wednesday at Great American Ball Park.

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

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a win are 1-9

A few Astros at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Cincinnati is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Houston
Cincinnati is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Houston at Pittsburgh, Friday, May 6
Cincinnati at Chi Cubs, Friday, May 6

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