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Houston sends Jordan Lyles vs Mike Leake in Astros vs Reds game

Cincinnati Reds

Houston Astros
85-66 September 17, 2013, 08:10 PM | Minute Maid Park 51-99

Baseball bettors look for value at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday as host Houston battles the Cincinnati Reds in baseball odds action.

For the Astros, Jordan Lyles gets the ball, charged with keeping the Reds hitters off the base paths. He'll face Mike Leake, 13-6 on the year.

View Cincinnati Reds vs Houston Astros Odds and Stats.

The moneyline was hovering in the range of 167 for the Astros in this one over at TopBet. The over under number was sitting near 8.5 at 5Dimes.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Astros rated this week at No. 23 and the Reds sitting at No. 8.

Cincinnati won its last outing, a 6-1 result against the Astros on September 16. Bettors who backed the Reds at -178 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Cincinnati looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Astros, a 6-1 final on Monday in support of Johnny Cueto at Minute Maid Park.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Reds rank No. 19 at 8.48 hits per game. That compares with Houston’s No. 28 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Cincinnati features the No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.59 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 24 at home, scoring 3.8 runs per game.

A few Reds at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 10 games

Next up:
Cincinnati at Houston, Wednesday, September 18th