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Houston Astros vs Cincinnati Reds Betting Preview

Cincinnati RedsHouston Astros
June 2, 7:15 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Cincinnati Reds vs Houston Astros Odds

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The Houston Astros will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Cincinnati Reds invade Minute Maid Park on Saturday.

Mat Latos gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Reds on this day; he's 4-2 on the season. The Astros, meanwhile, will counter with Wandy Rodriguez, who will be looking to improve on his 4-4 mark.

View Cincinnati vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Astros as -101 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 7.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Astros at No. 4 in the National League and the Reds at No. 9 in the National League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 8 ranked National League offense (4.1 runs per game) against a Reds defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 3 in the National League at 3.6 runs allowed per game. The Astros have been averaging 8.5 hits per game, more than the Reds have managed so far this season (8 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Cincinnati owns the National League's No. 3-rated road mark, allowing 3.5 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 7 in scoring at home.

Cincinnati won its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Astros on June 1. Bettors who backed the Reds at -126 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Reds enjoyed a 4-1 victory at the expense of the Astros on Friday, with Mike Leake throwing 7 innings of 4-hit ball at Minute Maid Park.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

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

A few Reds at Astros trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
Cincinnati is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
Houston is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games at home

Next up:
Cincinnati at Houston, Sunday, June 3