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Baseball Matchup - Houston Astros Miami Marlins Odds Preview

Miami MarlinsHouston Astros
May 7, 8:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Miami Marlins vs Houston Astros Odds

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The Houston Astros will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Miami Marlins invade Minute Maid Park on Monday.

Houston hands the ball to starter Wandy Rodriguez in this one and he'll try to improve on his 3-2 mark on the year. Miami counters with Carlos Zambrano, who will try to quiet the fans and the Astros bats at the same time.

View Miami vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Houston opened as -120 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 7.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Astros at No. 3 in the National League and the Marlins at No. 10 in the National League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 4 ranked National League offense (4.7 runs per game) against a Marlins defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 5 in the National League at 3.7 runs allowed per game. The Astros have been averaging 9.1 hits per game, more than the Marlins have managed so far this season (7.8 hits on average).

Houston owns the National League's No. 11 defense, allowing 4.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Miami's National League No. 5-rated defense.

The Marlins were a 6-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Padres. That made winners of bettors who got Miami at -122 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. Miami rolled to a 6-3 win against San Diego on Sunday, as Ricky Nolasco and the Marlins' bats led the team to victory at PETCO Park.

In their last action, Houston was an 8-1 loser at home against the Cardinals. Bettors on St. Louis at -136 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Houston suffered an 8-1 loss against St. Louis on Sunday, as J.A. Happ wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Minute Maid Park.

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing San Diego are 2-8
After a win are 8-2

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Miami are 3-7
After playing St. Louis are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Marlins at Astros trends to consider:
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Miami is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Miami's last 12 games on the road
Houston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Miami
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games

Next up:
Miami at Houston, Tuesday, May 8