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JA Happ vs Mike Leake matchup featured in MLB action

Houston AstrosCincinnati Reds
May 3, 7:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Houston Astros vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

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

Houston puts its faith in starter JA Happ to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 1-4. Getting the ball for the Reds is Mike Leake, who owns a 3-0 record on the season with a 4.40 ERA.

View Houston vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Reds were listed as -175 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Reds sit at No. 5 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Astros sit at a National League No. 14 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Cincinnati and its National League No. 2-rated batting order, averaging 5.2 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 7 lineup of the Astros at 4.4 runs per outing.

Cincinnati owns the National League's No. 12 defense, allowing 4.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Houston's National League No. 16-rated defense.

A few Astros at Reds trends to consider:
Houston is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games ,
Houston is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games ,on the road
Houston is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games ,when playing Cincinnati
Houston is 3-13-1 SU in its last 17 games ,when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Cincinnati13-3-1 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Houston
Cincinnati17-7-1 SU in its last 25 games when playing Houston
Cincinnati is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games ,
Cincinnati is 2-6-1 SU in its last 9 games ,at home

Next up:
Houston at Cincinnati, Wednesday, May 4