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Houston sends Erik Bedard vs Johnny Cueto in Astros vs Reds game

Cincinnati RedsHouston Astros
Sep 16, 8:10 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Cincinnati Reds vs Houston Astros Odds

84-66TEAM RECORD51-98

The Cincinnati Reds will look to grab an inter-league road victory when they take on the Astros in Houston at Minute Maid Park on Monday in baseball action.

Cincinnati puts its faith in starter Johnny Cueto to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 4-2. Getting the ball for the Astros is Erik Bedard, who owns a 3-9 record on the season with a 4.65 ERA.

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Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 14-rated Astros and the league No. 3-ranked Reds, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Houston's American League No. 12-ranked scoring average of 4 runs per game, against a Reds offense rated No. 3 and scoring 4.3 runs per game in the league. The Astros have averaged 8.2 hits per game to date this season, less than the Reds hitters have managed (8.5 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Houston has the American League's No. 15-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Reds own the National League's No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 6-5 loser as they battled the Brewers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Brewers at +120 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Cincinnati suffered a 6-5 loss against Milwaukee on Sunday, as Bronson Arroyo wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Miller Park.

The Astros were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Angels. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -161 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Astros endured a 2-1 loss at the hands of the Angels on Sunday, with Paul Clemens throwing 7 innings of 6-hit ball at Minute Maid Park.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Cincinnati are 2-8
After playing LA Angels are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

A few Reds at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games on the road
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
Cincinnati is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 9 games
Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games at home
Houston is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing Cincinnati
Houston is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games at home

Next up:
Cincinnati at Houston, Tuesday, September 17

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