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Houston sends Aneury Rodriguez vs Anibal Sanchez in Astros vs Marlins game

Miami MarlinsHouston Astros
May 8, 8:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Miami Marlins vs Houston Astros Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Houston and Miami on Tuesday, with the host Astros trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Anibal Sanchez, with a record of 2-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Marlins, while the Astros trot Aneury Rodriguez to the mound in this one. He is 0-0 so far in 2012.

View Miami vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Astros in this one will find them as +140 underdogs on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The Astros - Marlins odds would favor the Astros if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Houston is rated No. 3 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Miami is at No. 10 in the National League.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Houston and its National League No. 4-rated batting order, averaging 4.6 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 12 lineup of the Marlins at 3.6 runs per outing.

Defensively, Miami features the National League's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.2 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the National League at home, scoring 4.6 runs per game.

In their last action, Miami was a 4-0 winner on the road against the Astros. Bettors on Miami at -108 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Carlos Zambrano chucked 9 shutout innings at the Astros in their last game, striking out 9 in a 4-0 win against Houston in baseball action at Minute Maid Park.

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 8-2
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Miami are 2-8
After playing Miami are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

A few Marlins at Astros trends to consider:
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Miami is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Miami's last 13 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing at home against Miami
Houston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
Houston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Miami at Houston, Wednesday, May 9