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Houston sends Bud Norris vs Miguel Gonzalez in Astros vs Orioles game

Baltimore OriolesHouston Astros
June 6, 2:10 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Baltimore Orioles vs Houston Astros Odds

33-26TEAM RECORD22-38

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Baltimore duelling Houston on Thursday at Minute Maid Park.

Bud Norris will take the mound for Houston, and he'll carry a 5-4 record into the contest. Miguel Gonzalez gets the ball for Baltimore; he's 2-2 so far this season.

View Baltimore vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Astros as +126 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 9-rated Orioles taking on the American League's No. 14-rated Astros in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Houston's American League No. 12-ranked scoring average of 4 runs per game, against a Orioles offense rated No. 3 and scoring 5.1 runs per game in the league. The Astros have averaged 8.4 hits per game to date this season, less than the Orioles hitters have managed (9.7 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Baltimore owns the American League's No. 12-rated road mark, allowing 4.7 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.

The Orioles were a 11-7 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Astros. That made winners of bettors who got Houston at +139 on the moneyline, while the total score (18) was good news for OVER bettors. The Orioles endured a 11-7 loss at the hands of the Astros on Wednesday, with Freddy Garcia throwing 3 innings of 7-hit ball at Minute Maid Park.

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Kansas City are 3-7
After playing Baltimore are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Orioles at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Baltimore's last 8 games on the road
Baltimore is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Baltimore's last 13 games
Houston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games at home
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Baltimore
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing at home against Baltimore

Next up:
Baltimore at Tampa Bay, Friday, June 7
Houston at Kansas City, Friday, June 7