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Baseball Matchup - Houston Astros Arizona Diamondbacks Odds Preview

Arizona DiamondbacksHouston Astros
Aug 17, 8:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Houston Astros Odds

59-59TEAM RECORD39-80

Houston will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the Arizona Diamondbacks pay a visit to Minute Maid Park.

It's a pitching duel between Dallas Keuchel for the Astros (1-4 on the year) and Wade Miley for Arizona (11-8 so far).

View Arizona vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Astros as +165 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Astros - Diamondbacks odds would favor the Diamondbacks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Houston is rated No. 16 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Arizona is at No. 9 in the National League.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Houston has the National League's No. 13-rated offensive output, at 8.1 hits per game. The Diamondbacks average 8.7 hits per game, good for No. 6 on the National League list.

Arizona brings the National League's No. 8-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Astros' league No. 15-ranked defense.

Arizona was a 2-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Cardinals. They won as +129 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors. Arizona looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Cardinals, a 2-1 final on Thursday in support of Trevor Cahill at Busch Stadium.

Houston was a 7-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Cubs. They lost as +122 underdogs, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors. Houston suffered a 7-2 loss against Chicago on Wednesday, as Bud Norris wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Wrigley Field.

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 8-2
After playing St. Louis are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Arizona are 2-8
After playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few Diamondbacks at Astros trends to consider:
Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
Arizona is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Arizona's last 7 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Arizona's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games at home
Houston is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games

Next up:
Arizona at Houston, Saturday, August 18