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Cincinnati Reds take on Astros in baseball test

Cincinnati RedsHouston Astros
Aug 1, 8:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Cincinnati Reds vs Houston Astros Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at Minute Maid Park on Monday as host Houston battles the Cincinnati Reds in baseball odds action.

Houston sends Bud Norris out against Bronson Arroyo for the Reds in this game. Norris is 5-7 with a 3.39 ERA on the season, while Arroyo is 7-9 on the year and has a 5.58 ERA.

View Cincinnati vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Astros as +110 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8.5.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 8-rated Reds taking on the National League's No. 12-rated Astros in this contest.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Houston owns the No. 4 ranking for hits in the National League at 9 per game. By contrast, the Reds are rated No. 3 in the same category at 9 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Houston has the National League's No. 15-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Reds own the National League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.

Cincinnati was a 9-0 winner in its last match at home against the Giants. They won as -155 favorites, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors. Cincinnati threw a shutout at San Francisco in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Johnny Cueto to defeat San Francisco 9-0 on Sunday.

In their last action, Houston was a 5-4 loser on the road against the Brewers. Bettors on Milwaukee at -190 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Astros endured a 5-4 loss at the hands of the Brewers on Sunday, with Brett Myers throwing 6 innings of 8-hit ball at Miller Park.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing San Francisco are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

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

A few Reds at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games on the road
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
Cincinnati is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
Houston is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
Houston is 5-18 SU in its last 23 games at home
Houston is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games

Next up:
Cincinnati at Houston, Tuesday, August 2