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Dillon Gee, Bud Norris take mound in Astros vs Mets tilt

New York MetsHouston Astros
May 13, 8:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

New York Mets vs Houston Astros Odds

17-20TEAM RECORD14-23

MLB wagering interest swings to the Houston vs New York battle on Friday at Minute Maid Park as the Astros try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Dillon Gee, with a record of 2-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Mets, while the Astros trot Bud Norris to the mound in this one. He is 2-2 so far in 2011.

View NY Mets vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Houston opened as -110 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 7.5.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 14 (Astros) and the No. 10 (Mets) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Houston owns the No. 4 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.9 per game. By contrast, the Mets are rated No. 10 in the same category at 8.3 per game.

Defensively, New York features the National League's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.3 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the National League at home, scoring 4.3 runs per game.

New York won its last outing, a 9-5 result against the Rockies on May 12. Bettors who backed the Mets at +177 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (14) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Mets grabbed a win last time out, defeating Ubaldo Jimenez and the Rockies 9-5 on Thursday at Coors Field.

In their last action, Houston was a 4-3 winner at home against the Reds. Bettors on Houston at -103 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Houston got the job done in their last match in a 4-3 victory over Cincinnati on Wednesday at Minute Maid Park behind starter Wandy Rodriguez.

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing Colorado are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing NY Mets are 6-4
After playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

A few Mets at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of NY Mets' last 8 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games on the road
NY Mets are 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 8 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
Houston is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games when playing NY Mets

Next up:
NY Mets at Houston, Saturday, May 14

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