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Diamondbacks face Houston Astros: MLB odds preview and stats

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Aug 19, 2:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Houston Astros Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Houston and Arizona on Sunday, with the host Astros trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

It's a pitching duel between Armando Galarraga for the Astros (0-3 on the year) and Ian Kennedy for Arizona (10-10 so far).

View Arizona vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Houston opened as +170 moneyline underdogs in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8.5.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Astros at No. 16 in the National League and the Diamondbacks at No. 9 in the National League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Houston and its National League No. 13-rated batting order, averaging 3.8 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 5 lineup of the Diamondbacks at 4.5 runs per outing.

Comparing defensive stats, Arizona owns the National League's No. 3-rated road mark, allowing 3.6 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 7 in scoring at home.

Arizona won its last outing, a 12-4 result against the Astros on August 18. Bettors who backed the Diamondbacks at -166 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (16) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Arizona looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Astros, a 12-4 final on Saturday in support of Patrick Corbin at Minute Maid Park.

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Miami are 6-4
After playing Houston are 10-0
After a win are 5-5

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 7-3
After playing Arizona are 1-9
After a loss are 3-7

A few Diamondbacks at Astros trends to consider:
Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 6 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Arizona's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing at home against Arizona
Houston is 3-14 SU in its last 17 games at home

Next up:
Arizona home to Miami, Monday, August 20
Houston at St. Louis, Tuesday, August 21

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