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Baseball odds preview - Arizona vs. Houston

Arizona DiamondbacksHouston Astros
May 29, 2:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Houston Astros Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Houston and Arizona on Sunday, with the host Astros trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Astros will rely on JA Happ to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Josh Collmenter will be his counterpart for the Diamondbacks. JA Happ is 3-6 this season, and Josh Collmenter is 2-1.

View Arizona vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Diamondbacks were listed as 115 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Astros, most recently No. 15 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Diamondbacks, who rate a National League No. 12 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 9 ranked National League offense (4 runs per game) against a Diamondbacks defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 12 in the National League at 4.4 runs allowed per game. The Astros have been averaging 8.8 hits per game, more than the Diamondbacks have managed so far this season (8.5 hits on average).

Houston owns the National League's No. 16 defense, allowing 5.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Arizona's National League No. 12-rated defense.

In their last action, Arizona was a 11-3 winner on the road against the Astros. Bettors on Arizona at +121 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (14) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Arizona rolled to a 11-3 win against Houston on Saturday, as Zach Duke and the Diamondbacks' bats led the team to victory at Minute Maid Park.

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Florida are 6-4
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a win are 9-1

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing Arizona are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Diamondbacks at Astros trends to consider:
Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Arizona is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Houston
Arizona is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games when playing at home against Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Arizona

Next up:
Arizona home to Florida, Monday, May 30
Houston at Chi Cubs, Monday, May 30