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May 1, 8:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

New York Mets vs Houston Astros Odds

13-10TEAM RECORD9-14

The Houston Astros host New York on Tuesday, looking to build on their 9-14 mark against the 13-10 Mets in MLB betting action at Minute Maid Park.

Jonathon Niese, with a record of 2-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Mets, while the Astros trot JA Happ to the mound in this one. He is 1-1 so far in 2012.

View NY Mets vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Astros as +110 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 3-ranked Astros and the National League No. 8-rated Mets in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Houston has the National League's No. 4-rated offensive output, at 9 hits per game. The Mets average 9.1 hits per game, good for No. 2 on the National League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Houston has the National League's No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Mets own the National League's No. 14 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for New York, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Astros on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Astros at +104 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Mets endured a 4-3 loss at the hands of the Astros on Monday, with R.A. Dickey throwing 6 innings of 3-hit ball at Minute Maid Park.

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing NY Mets are 6-4
After playing NY Mets are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

A few Mets at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games when playing Houston
NY Mets are 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of NY Mets' last 16 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Houston's last 14 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Houston's last 16 games when playing NY Mets

Next up:
NY Mets at Houston, Wednesday, May 2

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