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Houston Astros take on Reds in baseball test

Houston AstrosCincinnati Reds
April 29, 1:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Houston Astros vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

8-13TEAM RECORD10-11

Cincinnati will try to be nasty hosts on Sunday when the Houston Astros pay a visit to Great American Ball Park.

The Reds will rely on Mat Latos to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Jordan Lyles will be his counterpart for the Astros. Mat Latos is 1-2 this season, and Jordan Lyles is 0-0.

View Houston vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Reds in this one will find them as -200 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Reds, most recently No. 10 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Astros, who rate a National League No. 1 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cincinnati's No. 10 ranked National League offense (3.9 runs per game) against a Astros defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 11 in the National League at 4.3 runs allowed per game. The Reds have been averaging 8.1 hits per game, less than the Astros have managed so far this season (9.1 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Cincinnati has the National League's No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the National League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Houston was a 6-0 loser on the road against the Reds. Bettors on Cincinnati at -192 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Houston didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Johnny Cueto in a losing cause, 6-0, against Cincinnati on Saturday.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing NY Mets are 6-4
After playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

A few Astros at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games when playing Cincinnati
Houston is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games
Cincinnati is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 10 games
Cincinnati is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Cincinnati is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Houston home to NY Mets, Monday, April 30
Cincinnati home to Chi Cubs, Tuesday, May 1