Moneyline Favors Philadelphia Phillies in MLB Battle with Houston Astros

Houston Astros

vs

Philadelphia Phillies
Wednesday, August 06, 2014 7:05 PM ET
Citizens Bank Park

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Houston Astros dueling the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park.

David Buchanan gets the call for the Philadelphia Phillies and he will try to build on a 5-5 mark. In the other dugout, Brad Peacock brings a 3-7 ledger to the game for the Houston Astros as he tries to quiet the Phillies bats.

Houston Astros vs Philadelphia Phillies Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Philadelphia Phillies as -122 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

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Computer Prediction: Houston Astros vs Philadelphia Phillies Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.6-3.4 win for the Phillies on Wednesday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 3.6-3.4 result in favor of the Phillies today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Houston Astros vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Philadelphia Phillies bring a 50-63 record to the battle against the 47-66 Astros. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Philadelphia vs Houston injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 29-rated Philadelphia Phillies and the league No. 25-ranked Houston Astros, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How Houston Astros vs Philadelphia Phillies Stats Matchup

The game also pits Philadelphia Phillies No. 25-rated offense, averaging 3.81 runs per game, against a Houston Astros defense that ranks No. 26 at 4.69 in runs allowed per game. The Philadelphia Phillies have averaged 8.43 hits per game so far, more than Houston Astros batters have averaged on the year (8 hits per game).

Philadelphia owns the No. 24 defense, allowing 3.81 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Houston's No. 26-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Houston was a 2-1 loser on the road against the Phillies. Bettors on Philadelphia at -109 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Astros got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against Philadelphia on Tuesday; it was a 2-1 final at Citizens Bank Park in MLB wagering action.

Houston Astros vs Philadelphia Phillies Betting Odds Trends

Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Houston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Philadelphia is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games at home
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Houston

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Philadelphia, Thursday, August 7th