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Dallas Keuchel faces Kyle Kendrick in MLB odds action

Philadelphia PhilliesHouston Astros
Sep 15, 7:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Philadelphia Phillies vs Houston Astros Odds

73-72TEAM RECORD46-99

Houston will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Philadelphia Phillies pay a visit to Minute Maid Park.

It's a pitching duel between Dallas Keuchel for the Astros (1-7 on the year) and Kyle Kendrick for Philadelphia (7-9 so far).

View Philadelphia vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Phillies listed as favorites of 155 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 7-rated Phillies taking on the National League's No. 16-rated Astros in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Houston's National League No. 16-ranked scoring average of 3.6 runs per game, against a Phillies offense rated No. 9 and scoring 4.2 runs per game in the league. The Astros have averaged 8 hits per game to date this season, less than the Phillies hitters have managed (8.8 per nine innings).

Defensively, Philadelphia features the National League's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.3 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the National League at home, scoring 3.9 runs per game.

Philadelphia was a 12-6 winner in its last match on the road against the Astros. They won as -215 favorites, while the total score of 18 made winners of OVER bettors. Philadelphia got the job done in their last match in a 12-6 victory over Houston on Friday at Minute Maid Park behind starter Cole Hamels.

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing Houston are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 0-10
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4

A few Phillies at Astros trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
Philadelphia is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 10 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 10 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Houston is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
Houston is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next up:
Philadelphia at Houston, Sunday, September 16