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Houston AstrosMiami Marlins
April 13, 7:10 PM | GrassMarlins Park

Houston Astros vs Miami Marlins Odds

3-3TEAM RECORD2-5

Miami will look to improve on its 2-5 record when take on Houston, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Friday.

Miami hands the ball to starter Ricky Nolasco in this one and he'll try to improve on his 1-0 mark on the year. Houston counters with Lucas Harrell, who will try to quiet the fans and the Marlins bats at the same time.

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Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Marlins as +200 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Marlins at No. 7 in the National League and the Astros at No. 11 in the National League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Miami has the National League's No. 11-rated offensive output, at 7.4 hits per game. The Astros average 9.3 hits per game, good for No. 2 on the National League list.

Comparing defensive stats, Houston owns the National League's No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 0 runs per game on the highway. Miami, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.

Houston lost its last outing, a 6-3 result against the Braves on April 11. Bettors who backed the Braves at -114 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Astros endured a 6-3 loss at the hands of the Braves on Wednesday, with Wandy Rodriguez throwing 5 innings of 6-hit ball at Minute Maid Park.

Miami lost its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Phillies on April 12. Bettors who backed the Phillies at -104 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Marlins were saddled with a loss last time out in Mark Buehrle's start, as they lost 3-1 against Philadelphia on Thursday at Citizens Bank Park.

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

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 9-1
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Astros at Marlins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Houston's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Houston's last 13 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games on the road
Houston is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Miami is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Houston
Miami is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Miami's last 13 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Houston at Miami, Saturday, April 14

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