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Houston Astros take on Reds in baseball test

Houston AstrosCincinnati Reds
Sep 8, 7:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Houston Astros vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at Great American Ball Park on Saturday as host Cincinnati battles the Houston Astros in baseball odds action.

Bud Norris gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Astros on this day; he's 5-11 on the season. The Reds, meanwhile, will counter with Bronson Arroyo, who will be looking to improve on his 11-7 mark.

View Houston vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Cincinnati opened as -230 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Reds at No. 5 in the National League and the Astros at No. 16 in the National League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Cincinnati and its National League No. 8-rated batting order, averaging 4.3 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 16 lineup of the Astros at 3.6 runs per outing.

Comparing defensive stats, Houston owns the National League's No. 16-rated road mark, allowing 5.7 runs per game on the highway. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.

Houston won its last outing, a 5-3 result against the Reds on September 7. Bettors who backed the Astros at +180 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Houston got the job done in their last match in a 5-3 victory over Cincinnati on Friday at Great American Ball Park behind starter Lucas Harrell.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 1-9
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a win are 1-9

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

A few Astros at Reds trends to consider:
Houston is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Houston is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing Cincinnati
Houston is 4-16 SU in its last 20 games
Houston is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Cincinnati is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing Houston
Cincinnati is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cincinnati's last 12 games at home
Cincinnati is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Houston at Cincinnati, Sunday, September 9