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Wandy Rodriguez faces Edinson Volquez in MLB odds action

Cincinnati RedsHouston Astros
May 11, 2:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Cincinnati Reds vs Houston Astros Odds

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The Houston Astros battle the visiting Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday in MLB betting action at Minute Maid Park.

Edinson Volquez gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Reds on this day; he's 3-1 on the season. The Astros, meanwhile, will counter with Wandy Rodriguez, who will be looking to improve on his 2-3 mark.

View Cincinnati vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 110 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 7.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 14 (Astros) and the No. 5 (Reds) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Houston owns the No. 3 ranking for hits in the National League at 9.1 per game. By contrast, the Reds are rated No. 4 in the same category at 9 per game.

Houston owns the National League's No. 16 defense, allowing 5.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cincinnati's National League No. 11-rated defense.

Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 7-3 winner as they battled the Astros on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at -137 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Cincinnati got the job done in their last match in a 7-3 victory over Houston on Tuesday at Minute Maid Park behind starter Homer Bailey.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing NY Mets are 6-4
After playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Reds at Astros trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
Cincinnati is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games when playing Cincinnati
Houston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
Houston is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Cincinnati

Next up:
Cincinnati home to St. Louis, Friday, May 13
Houston home to NY Mets, Friday, May 13

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