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MLB betting line favors Phillies over Astros

Philadelphia PhilliesHouston Astros
Sep 16, 2:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Philadelphia Phillies vs Houston Astros Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at Minute Maid Park on Sunday as host Houston battles the Philadelphia Phillies in baseball odds action.

Houston sends Jordan Lyles out against Roy Halladay for the Phillies in this game. Lyles is 4-11 with a 5.33 ERA on the season, while Halladay is 10-7 on the year and has a 4.01 ERA.

View Philadelphia vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Astros as +180 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 16 (Astros) and the No. 7 (Phillies) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Houston and its National League No. 16-rated batting order, averaging 3.6 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 9 lineup of the Phillies at 4.2 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Houston has the National League's No. 15-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Phillies own the National League's No. 9 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 5-0 loser as they battled the Astros on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Astros at +166 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Phillies were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Houston staff and losing 5-0 to the Astros on Saturday at Minute Maid Park.

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing NY Mets are 3-7
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After a win are 1-9

A few Phillies at Astros trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 11 games when playing on the road against Houston
Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Houston
Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Houston's last 11 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games at home
Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia at NY Mets, Monday, September 17
Houston at St. Louis, Tuesday, September 18

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