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Sep 23, 8:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Colorado Rockies vs Houston Astros Odds

70-86TEAM RECORD54-102

Minute Maid Park hosts an MLB battle between the Houston Astros and the visiting Colorado Rockies on Friday.

It's a pitching duel between Brett Myers for the Astros (6-13 on the year) and Drew Pomeranz for Colorado (1-0 so far).

View Colorado vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Astros were listed as -140 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 9-rated Rockies taking on the National League's No. 13-rated Astros in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Houston's No. 13-rated National League offense, averaging 3.8 runs per game, against a Rockies defense that ranks No. 15 in the National League at 4.8 in runs allowed per game. The Astros have averaged 8.9 hits per game so far, more than Rockies batters have averaged on the year (8.8 hits per game).

Houston owns the National League's No. 16 defense, allowing 4.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Colorado's National League No. 15-rated defense.

Last time out for Colorado, they were a 9-6 loser as they battled the Astros on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Astros at -120 were rewarded, while the 15 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Colorado suffered a 9-6 loss against Houston on Thursday, as Alex White wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Minute Maid Park.

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Colorado are 4-6
After playing Colorado are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Rockies at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Colorado's last 8 games
Colorado is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing at home against Colorado
Houston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Colorado

Next up:
Colorado at Houston, Saturday, September 24

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