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Houston Astros vs Philadelphia Phillies MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

The visiting Houston Astros hope for a solid performance on Monday as they look to pick up a win at Citizens Bank Park against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Houston puts its faith in starter Brad Peacock to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 8-1. Getting the ball for the Philadelphia Phillies is Vince Velasquez, who owns a 2-5 record on the season with a 5.14 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Philadelphia Phillies as 150 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 9.5 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.5-4.8 result in favor of the Phillies. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Houston Astros vs Philadelphia Phillies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Philadelphia Phillies sport a record of 34-62 heading into this matchup, while the Houston Astros sit at 65-33 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Philadelphia vs Houston injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 5 (Philadelphia Phillies) and the No. 1 (Houston Astros) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Philadelphia has baseball's No. 28-rated offensive output, at 8.38 hits per game. The Houston Astros average 10.18 hits per game, good for No. 1 on the list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Philadelphia has the No. 17-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the No. 5 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Astros endured a 9-7 loss at the hands of the Orioles on Sunday, with L McCullers throwing 4.2 innings of 9-hit ball at Camden Yards.

Philadelphia rolled to a 6-3 win against Milwaukee on Sunday, as Jerad Eickhoff and the Phillies' bats led the team to victory at Citizens Bank Park.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Houston is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 13 of Houston's last 18 games
  • Houston is 12-5 ATS in its last 17 games on the road
  • Philadelphia is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Philadelphia's last 17 games
  • Philadelphia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Philadelphia, Tuesday, July 25th