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Edwin Escobar Diamondbacks at Home vs Houston Astros in MLB Betting Odds Clash

The Arizona Diamondbacks host Houston on Monday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 23-29 mark against the 22-29 Astros in MLB betting odds action at Chase Field.

Houston puts its faith in starter Collin McHugh to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 4-4. Getting the ball for the Arizona Diamondbacks is Edwin Escobar, who owns a 0-0 record on the season with a 0.00 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Houston Astros were -129 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 9.5 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Astros to win this game 5.8-4.0. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Houston Astros vs Arizona Diamondbacks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Arizona (23-29) will face the 22-29 Astros in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Arizona vs Houston injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Arizona Diamondbacks rated this week at No. 16 and the Houston Astros sitting at No. 17.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Arizona Diamondbacks No. 9 ranked offense (4.6 runs per game) against a Houston Astros defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 22 at 4.65 runs allowed per game. The Arizona Diamondbacks have been averaging 9.46 hits per game, more than the Houston Astros have managed so far this season (7.86 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Arizona has the No. 27-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the No. 22 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston needed extra innings to get the job done against the Angels on Sunday as the Astros defeated them 8-6 at Angel Stadium.

The Diamondbacks grabbed a win last time out, defeating D Pomeranz and the Padres 6-3 on Sunday at Chase Field.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Houston's last 11 games
  • Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Houston is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games on the road
  • Arizona is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 5 games
  • Arizona is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Arizona is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Arizona, Tuesday, May 31st