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Houston Astros take on Reds in baseball test

Houston AstrosCincinnati Reds
Sep 21, 12:35 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Houston Astros vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

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Great American Ball Park hosts an MLB battle between the Cincinnati Reds and the visiting Houston Astros on Wednesday.

Wandy Rodriguez gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Astros on this day; he's 11-10 on the season. The Reds, meanwhile, will counter with Bronson Arroyo, who will be looking to improve on his 8-12 mark.

View Houston vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Reds as -140 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 8 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Reds, most recently No. 8 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Astros, who rate a National League No. 13 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Cincinnati's National League No. 2-ranked scoring average of 4.6 runs per game, against a Astros offense rated No. 13 and scoring 3.8 runs per game in the league. The Reds have averaged 8.9 hits per game to date this season, almost the same as the Astros hitters have managed (8.9 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Houston owns the National League's No. 15-rated road mark, allowing 4.8 runs per game on the highway. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.

Houston lost its last outing, a 6-4 result against the Reds on September 20. Bettors who backed the Reds at -162 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Houston suffered a 6-4 loss against Cincinnati on Tuesday, as Bud Norris wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Great American Ball Park.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Colorado are 5-5
After playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

A few Astros at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games
Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Cincinnati is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 9 games when playing at home against Houston
Cincinnati is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Houston

Next up:
Houston home to Colorado, Thursday, September 22
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, Friday, September 23

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