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June 3, 2:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Cincinnati Reds vs Houston Astros Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Houston and Cincinnati on Sunday, with the host Astros trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Bronson Arroyo, with a record of 2-3 on the season, gets the ball for the Reds, while the Astros trot Jordan Lyles to the mound in this one. He is 0-1 so far in 2012.

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Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Astros at No. 4 in the National League and the Reds at No. 9 in the National League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Houston's No. 8-rated National League offense, averaging 4.2 runs per game, against a Reds defense that ranks No. 4 in the National League at 3.7 in runs allowed per game. The Astros have averaged 8.6 hits per game so far, more than Reds batters have averaged on the year (8.1 hits per game).

Defensively, Cincinnati features the National League's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.7 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the National League at home, scoring 4.5 runs per game.

Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 12-9 winner as they battled the Astros on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at -131 were rewarded, while the 21 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Cincinnati rolled to a 12-9 win against Houston on Saturday, as Mat Latos and the Reds' bats led the team to victory at Minute Maid Park.

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

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few Reds at Astros trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Houston
Cincinnati is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
Cincinnati is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Cincinnati is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Houston's last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
Houston is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games when playing at home against Cincinnati

Next up:
Cincinnati home to Pittsburgh, Tuesday, June 5
Houston home to St. Louis, Tuesday, June 5

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