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Cincinnati sends Mike Leake vs Wandy Rodriguez in Reds vs Astros game

Houston AstrosCincinnati Reds
April 27, 7:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Houston Astros vs Cincinnati Reds Odds


The Cincinnati Reds battle the visiting Houston Astros on Friday in MLB betting action at Great American Ball Park.

Cincinnati hands the ball to starter Mike Leake in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-2 mark on the year. Houston counters with Wandy Rodriguez, who will try to quiet the fans and the Reds bats at the same time.

View Houston vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Reds as -140 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 1-rated Astros taking on the National League's No. 10-rated Reds in this contest.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Astros rank No. 2 in the National League at 9.3 hits per game. That compares with Cincinnati’s No. 8 ranking in that category.

Cincinnati owns the National League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Houston's National League No. 12-rated defense.

Houston won its last outing, a 7-5 result against the Brewers on April 25. Bettors who backed the Astros at +180 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Astros enjoyed a 7-5 victory at the expense of the Brewers on Wednesday, with J.A. Happ throwing 5 innings of 7-hit ball at Miller Park.

The Reds were a 6-5 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Giants. That made winners of bettors who got San Francisco at +104 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. Cincinnati suffered a 6-5 loss against San Francisco on Thursday, as Homer Bailey wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Great American Ball Park.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing San Francisco are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Astros at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games when playing Cincinnati
Houston is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 8 games
Cincinnati is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games when playing Houston

Next up:
Houston at Cincinnati, Saturday, April 28