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Fernando Abad, R.A. Dickey take mound in Mets vs Astros tilt

Houston AstrosNew York Mets
Aug 25, 1:10 PM | GrassCiti Field

Houston Astros vs New York Mets Odds

40-86TEAM RECORD57-69

The New York Mets host Houston on Saturday, looking to build on their 57-69 mark against the 40-86 Astros in MLB betting action at Citi Field.

It's a pitching duel between R.A. Dickey for the Mets (15-4 on the year) and Fernando Abad for Houston (0-0 so far).

View Houston vs NY Mets Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 10-ranked Mets and the National League No. 16-rated Astros in this matchup.

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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. 9-ranked scoring average of 4.2 runs per game, against a Astros offense rated No. 16 and scoring 3.7 runs per game in the league. The Mets have averaged 8.6 hits per game to date this season, more than the Astros hitters have managed (8 per nine innings).

New York owns the National League's No. 13 defense, allowing 4.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Houston's National League No. 15-rated defense.

Houston won its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Mets on August 24. Bettors who backed the Astros at +210 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Astros enjoyed a 3-1 victory at the expense of the Mets on Friday, with Jordan Lyles throwing 6 innings of 3-hit ball at Citi Field.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing NY Mets are 6-4
After playing NY Mets are 6-4
After a win are 2-8

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing Houston are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few Astros at Mets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Houston's last 9 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games when playing NY Mets
Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of NY Mets' last 9 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Mets' last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Mets' last 8 games when playing Houston

Next up:
Houston at NY Mets, Sunday, August 26

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