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Houston Astros vs Philadelphia Phillies in MLB odds

Philadelphia PhilliesHouston Astros
Sep 13, 8:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Philadelphia Phillies vs Houston Astros Odds

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

For the Astros, Lucas Harrell gets the ball, charged with keeping the Phillies hitters off the base paths. He'll face Tyler Cloyd, 1-1 on the year.

View Philadelphia vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Houston sat as +115 underdogs. The total was set at 8.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 16-rated Astros and the league No. 7-ranked Phillies, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Houston owns the No. 16 ranking for hits in the National League at 7.9 per game. By contrast, the Phillies are rated No. 6 in the same category at 8.8 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, Philadelphia owns the National League's No. 6-rated road mark, allowing 4.2 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.

The Phillies were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Marlins. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at -171 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. Philadelphia got the job done in their last match in a 3-1 victory over Miami on Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park behind starter Cliff Lee.

In their last action, Houston was a 5-1 loser at home against the Cubs. Bettors on Chicago at -115 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Houston suffered a 5-1 loss against Chicago on Wednesday, as Fernando Abad wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Minute Maid Park.

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing Miami are 3-7
After a win are 8-2

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Phillies at Astros trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 8 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing Houston
Philadelphia is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 8 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
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 Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia at Houston, Friday, September 14