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Houston Astros vs Cincinnati Reds Betting Matchup Report

Cincinnati Reds

Houston Astros
86-66 September 18, 2013, 08:10 PM | Minute Maid Park 51-100

MLB wagering interest swings to the Houston vs Cincinnati battle on Wednesday at Minute Maid Park as the Astros try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Houston sends Brad Peacock out against Greg Reynolds for the Reds in this game. Peacock is 5-5 with a 5.28 ERA on the season, while Reynolds is 1-2 on the year and has a 5.66 ERA.

View Cincinnati Reds vs Houston Astros Odds and Stats.

The visitors were -144 moneyline Favorite in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 9 at $GT-BETS$ for those preferring over under wagers.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Astros at No. 23 and the Reds at No. 8 heading into this contest.

Cincinnati won its last outing, a 10-0 result against the Astros on September 17. Bettors who backed the Reds at -180 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Cincinnati enjoyed a laugher in their last game on Tuesday, running up a 10-0 score against the Astros.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Houston owns the No. 28 ranking for hits at 8.17 per game. By contrast, the Reds are rated No. 19 in the same category at 8.5 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Houston has the No. 30-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Reds own the No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

A few Reds at Astros trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 9 games on the road
Cincinnati is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing Houston
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Houston is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games when playing Cincinnati

Next up:
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, Friday, September 20th
Houston at Cleveland, Thursday, September 19th