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Miami Marlins take on the Houston Astros with Odds and Betting Pick

Miami Marlins


Houston Astros
Friday, July 25, 2014 8:10 PM ET
Minute Maid Park

MLB wagering interest swings to the Miami Marlins vs Houston Astros battle on Friday at Minute Maid Park as the Astros try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

For the Houston Astros, Dallas Keuchel gets the ball, charged with keeping the Miami Marlins hitters off the base paths. He'll face Brad Hand, 1-2 on the year.

Miami Marlins vs Houston Astros Opening Odds and Betting Line

Baseball betting odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Houston Astros as -130 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 8.5 at shops such as BetOnline.

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Computer Prediction: Miami Marlins vs Houston Astros Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Marlins to win this game 4-3.3. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Miami Marlins vs Houston Astros Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Astros sport a record of 42-60 heading into this matchup, while the Miami Marlins sit at 48-53 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Miami injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 26-ranked Houston Astros and the No. 25-rated Miami Marlins in this matchup.

How Miami Marlins vs Houston Astros Stats Matchup

At the plate, Houston owns the No. 29 ranking for hits at 8.04 per game. By contrast, the Miami Marlins are rated No. 12 in the same category at 8.77 per game.

Houston owns the No. 28 defense, allowing 3.87 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Miami's No. 24-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Marlins were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Braves. That made winners of bettors who got Miami at +118 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Miami rolled to a 3-2 win against Atlanta on Thursday, as Henderson Alvarez and the Marlins' bats led the team to victory at Turner Field.

In their last action, Houston was a 13-1 loser on the road against the Athletics. Bettors on Oakland at -260 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (14) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Houston was scored on plenty on Thursday, falling behind early and watching runners cross the plate all game in a 13-1 loss to Oakland.

Miami Marlins vs Houston Astros Betting Odds Trends

Miami is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Miami is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Houston
Miami is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 7 games when playing on the road against Houston
Houston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Houston's last 12 games
Houston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games at home

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