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Moneyline Favors Houston Astros in MLB Battle with Arizona Diamondbacks

The Houston Astros will look to improve on a 58-45 record when they take on the Arizona Diamondbacks, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Friday.

Houston sends Scott Feldman out against Rubby De La Rosa for the Arizona Diamondbacks in this game. Feldman is 4-5 with a 4.54 ERA on the season, while De La Rosa is 8-5 on the year and has a 4.52 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Houston Astros in this matchup found them as -131 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 8 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.9-4.4 win for the Astros on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Houston Astros Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Astros sport a record of 58-45 heading into this matchup, while the Arizona Diamondbacks sit at 49-51 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Arizona injuries news.

The Houston Astros sit at No. 5 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Arizona Diamondbacks sit at No. 8 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Houston Astros No. 5-ranked scoring average of 4.43 runs per game, against a Arizona Diamondbacks offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.42 runs per game. The Astros have averaged 8.16 hits per game to date this season, less than the Diamondbacks hitters have managed (9.14 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Arizona owns the No. 12-rated road mark, allowing 4.17 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Diamondbacks grabbed a win last time out, defeating Felix Hernandez and the Mariners 8-2 on Wednesday at Safeco Field.

S Kazmir chucked 1 shutout innings at the Angels in their last game, striking out 1 in a 3-0 win against Los Angeles in baseball action at Minute Maid Park.

Betting Trends
  • Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Arizona is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Arizona is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing Houston
  • Arizona is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Houston
  • Houston is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
  • Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Arizona at Houston, Saturday, August 1st