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Astros open as moneyline underdog vs Reds

Cincinnati RedsHouston Astros
May 10, 8:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Cincinnati Reds vs Houston Astros Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Cincinnati duelling Houston on Tuesday at Minute Maid Park.

Brett Myers gets the call for the Houston Astros and he will try to build on a 1-2 mark. In the other dugout, Homer Bailey brings a 1-0 ledger to the game for the Reds as he tries to quiet the Astros bats.

View Cincinnati vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Astros as +110 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 14-ranked Astros and the National League No. 5-rated Reds in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 7 ranked National League offense (4.2 runs per game) against a Reds defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 11 in the National League at 4.4 runs allowed per game. The Astros have been averaging 9.1 hits per game, more than the Reds have managed so far this season (8.8 hits on average).

Houston owns the National League's No. 16 defense, allowing 5.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cincinnati's National League No. 11-rated defense.

In their last action, Cincinnati was a 6-1 winner on the road against the Astros. Bettors on Cincinnati at -135 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Cincinnati rolled to a 6-1 win against Houston on Monday, as Travis Wood and the Reds' bats led the team to victory at Minute Maid Park.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Reds at Astros trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Cincinnati is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Houston
Cincinnati is 11-4 SU in its last 15 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 UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 10 games
Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Houston is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Cincinnati

Next up:
Cincinnati at Houston, Wednesday, May 11