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May 9, 8:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Cincinnati Reds vs Houston Astros Odds

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The Cincinnati Reds will look to grab a road win when they take on the Astros in Houston at Minute Maid Park on Monday in baseball odds action.

Houston sends Aneury Rodriguez out against Travis Wood for the Reds in this game. Rodriguez is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA on the season, while Wood is 1-3 on the year and has a 6.21 ERA.

View Cincinnati vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Astros in this one will find them as +118 underdogs on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 14-rated Astros and the league No. 5-ranked Reds, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 7 ranked National League offense (4.3 runs per game) against a Reds defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 12 in the National League at 4.5 runs allowed per game. The Astros have been averaging 9.1 hits per game, more than the Reds have managed so far this season (8.7 hits on average).

Houston owns the National League's No. 16 defense, allowing 5.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cincinnati's National League No. 12-rated defense.

Cincinnati was a 2-0 winner in its last match on the road against the Cubs. They won as -103 underdogs, while the total score of 2 made winners of UNDER bettors. Johnny Cueto chucked 6 shutout innings at the Cubs in their last game, striking out 4 in a 2-0 win against Chicago in baseball action at Wrigley Field.

The Astros were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -134 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. The Astros endured a 5-4 loss at the hands of the Pirates on Sunday, with J.A. Happ throwing 6 innings of 6-hit ball at PNC Park.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After a win are 2-8

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Reds at Astros trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Cincinnati is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games when playing Houston
Cincinnati is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
Houston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Cincinnati

Next up:
Cincinnati at Houston, Tuesday, May 10

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