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Mets face Houston Astros: MLB odds preview and stats

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April 30, 8:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

New York Mets vs Houston Astros Odds


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

New York puts its faith in starter R.A. Dickey to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 3-1. Getting the ball for the Astros is Bud Norris, who owns a 1-1 record on the season with a 5.84 ERA.

View NY Mets vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Mets listed as underdogs of -115 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 1-ranked Astros and the National League No. 4-rated Mets in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Houston's No. 4-rated National League offense, averaging 4.5 runs per game, against a Mets defense that ranks No. 14 in the National League at 4.9 in runs allowed per game. The Astros have averaged 9.2 hits per game so far, almost the same as Mets batters have averaged on the year (9.2 hits per game).

Houston owns the National League's No. 11 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with New York's National League No. 14-rated defense.

The Mets were a 6-5 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Rockies. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -107 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. New York won a close affair on Sunday in their last outing, defeating Colorado 6-5 in extra innings at Coors Field.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 6-5 loser as they battled the Reds on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at -200 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Houston suffered a 6-5 loss against Cincinnati on Sunday, as Jordan Lyles wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Great American Ball Park.

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing Colorado are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing NY Mets are 6-4
After playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Mets at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 5 games on the road
NY Mets are 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games when playing Houston
NY Mets are 12-6 SU in its last 18 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Houston's last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Houston's last 15 games when playing NY Mets

Next up:
NY Mets at Houston, Tuesday, May 1