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|Houston Astros vs. Philadelphia Phillies|
The Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies will both be trying to pick up a win on Wednesday when they battle at Citizens Bank Park.
The Astros will pin their hopes on the pitching of right hander Brad Peacock in this game. Peacock has a 3-7 record and a 4.93 ERA this season.
Peacock's opponent in this one will be David Buchanan. The Phillies right hander has a 4.40 ERA to go along with a 5-5 record this season.Oddsmakers opened the Phillies as -122-moneyline favorites versus the Astros, while the game's total opened at 8.5
In their last action, Houston was a 2-1 loser on the road against the Phillies. Bettors on Philadelphia at -109 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.Houston:
Team record: 47-66
Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Houston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Team record: 50-63
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Philadelphia is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games at home
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
Houston at Philadelphia Thursday, August 7