Rockies face Houston Astros: MLB odds preview and stats
Colorado Rockies vs Houston Astros Odds
Inter-league play resumes on Monday as the Astros take on the Rockies at Minute Maid Park in a key battle on the odds menu.
Jhoulys Chacin gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Rockies on this day; he's 3-3 on the season. The Astros, meanwhile, will counter with Bud Norris, who will be looking to improve on his 4-4 mark.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Astros at No. 14 in the American League and the Rockies at No. 6 in the National League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Houston owns the No. 11 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.4 per game. By contrast, the Rockies are rated No. 2 in the same category at 9.2 per game.
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 Rockies own the National League's No. 9 mark in runs allowed.
The Rockies were a 7-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Giants. That made winners of bettors who got San Francisco at -168 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. Colorado looks to rebound from a loss to the Giants, who beat them 7-3 on Sunday behind a start from Matt Cain at AT&T Park.
Houston lost its last outing, a 6-2 result against the Athletics on May 26. Bettors who backed the Athletics at -172 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Houston looks to rebound from a loss to the Athletics, who beat them 6-2 on Sunday behind a start from Bartolo Colon at Minute Maid Park.
Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing San Francisco are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Colorado are 3-7
After playing Oakland are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6
A few Rockies at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Colorado's last 8 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Colorado's last 7 games on the road
Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Colorado's last 11 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston's last 8 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Houston's last 11 games when playing at home against Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Houston's last 25 games
Colorado at Houston, Tuesday, May 28