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MLB Betting Line Favors the Philadelphia Phillies over the Houston Astros

Houston Astros

vs

Philadelphia Phillies
Thursday, August 07, 2014 7:05 PM ET
Citizens Bank Park

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between Philadelphia and the Houston on Thursday, with the host Phillies trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

The Philadelphia Phillies will rely on Fausto Carmona to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Collin McHugh will be his counterpart for the Houston Astros. Fausto Carmona is 6-8 this season, and Collin McHugh is 4-9.

Houston Astros vs Philadelphia Phillies Opening Odds and Betting Line

Philadelphia was a -126 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 8.

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Computer Prediction: Houston Astros vs Philadelphia Phillies Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.6-3.4 victory for the Phillies. 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 sport a record of 51-63 heading into this matchup, while the Houston Astros sit at 47-67 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Philadelphia vs Houston injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 29 (Philadelphia Phillies) and the No. 25 (Houston Astros) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How Houston Astros vs Philadelphia Phillies Stats Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Philadelphia has baseball's No. 23-rated offensive output, at 8.46 hits per game. The Houston Astros average 8.02 hits per game, good for No. 28 on the list.

Comparing defensive stats, Houston owns the No. 29-rated road mark, allowing 4.73 runs per game on the highway. Philadelphia, on the other hand, rates No. 24 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Astros were a 10-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Phillies. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at -136 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. Houston suffered a 10-3 loss against Philadelphia on Wednesday, as Brad Peacock wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Citizens Bank Park.

Houston Astros vs Philadelphia Phillies Betting Odds Trends

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games on the road
Houston is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Philadelphia
Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Philadelphia's last 23 games
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston home to Texas, Friday, August 8th
Philadelphia home to New York, Friday, August 8th