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Houston Astros vs Philadelphia Phillies in MLB odds

Philadelphia PhilliesHouston Astros
Sep 14, 8:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Philadelphia Phillies vs Houston Astros Odds

72-72TEAM RECORD46-98

MLB wagering interest swings to the Houston vs Philadelphia battle on Friday at Minute Maid Park as the Astros try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Astros will rely on Edgar Gonzalez to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Cole Hamels will be his counterpart for the Phillies. Edgar Gonzalez is 2-0 this season, and Cole Hamels is 14-6.

View Philadelphia vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Phillies listed as favorites of 160 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 7-rated Phillies taking on the National League's No. 16-rated Astros in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 16 ranked National League offense (3.6 runs per game) against a Phillies defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 9 in the National League at 4.2 runs allowed per game. The Astros have been averaging 7.9 hits per game, less than the Phillies have managed so far this season (8.8 hits on average).

Defensively, Philadelphia features the National League's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.3 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the National League at home, scoring 3.9 runs per game.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 6-4 loser as they battled the Astros on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Astros at +127 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Phillies were saddled with a loss last time out in Tyler Cloyd's start, as they lost 6-4 against Houston on Thursday at Minute Maid Park.

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After a win are 1-9

A few Phillies at Astros trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
Philadelphia is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Philadelphia is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia at Houston, Saturday, September 15

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