Houston Astros vs Cincinnati Reds Betting Odds Analysis, Lines and Pick

The Houston Astros will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the Cincinnati Reds pay a visit to Minute Maid Park.

Houston sends Lance McCullers out against John Lamb for the Cincinnati Reds in this game. McCullers is 3-2 with a 4.54 ERA on the season, while Lamb is 1-4 on the year and has a 5.14 ERA.

Sportsbook Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Sportsbook had set the Houston Astros as -225 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 9 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Sportsbook.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.6-2.9 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.

Cincinnati Reds vs Houston Astros Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Houston (32-35) will face the 26-41 Reds in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Cincinnati injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 4-ranked Houston Astros and the No. 20-rated Cincinnati Reds in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Houston Astros and its No. 18-rated batting order, averaging 4.19 runs per nine innings, against the No. 15 line up of the Cincinnati Reds at 4.37 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Houston has the No. 16-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Reds own the No. 30 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Reds were saddled with a loss last time out in D Straily's start, as they lost 7-2 against Atlanta on Thursday at Turner Field.

Houston rolled to a 4-1 win against St. Louis on Wednesday, as C McHugh and the Astros' bats led the team to victory at Busch Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Cincinnati is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Cincinnati is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games on the road
  • Houston is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games
  • Houston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cincinnati

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati at Houston, Saturday, June 18th

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