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Miami sends Carlos Zambrano vs Bud Norris in Marlins vs Astros game

Houston AstrosMiami Marlins
April 14, 7:10 PM | GrassMarlins Park

Houston Astros vs Miami Marlins Odds


The Miami Marlins will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Houston Astros invade Marlins Park on Saturday.

The match puts starter Bud Norris for the Astros on the hill facing Carlos Zambrano for the Marlins. Norris brings a 0-0 mark to the game, while Zambrano is 0-0 to date on the season.

View Houston vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Marlins as -155 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 7.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 7-ranked Marlins and the National League No. 11-rated Astros in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Miami's National League No. 12-ranked scoring average of 3.4 runs per game, against a Astros offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.6 runs per game in the league. The Marlins have averaged 8 hits per game to date this season, less than the Astros hitters have managed (9 per nine innings).

Defensively, Houston features the National League's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 5 runs per game. Miami, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the National League at home, scoring 3 runs per game.

Houston was a 5-4 loser in its last match on the road against the Marlins. They lost as +185 underdogs, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors. Houston lost a tight one on Friday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 5-4 score against Miami at Marlins Park.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Miami are 2-8
After playing Miami are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 8-2
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

A few Astros at Marlins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Houston's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Houston's last 14 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Houston's last 23 games when playing Miami
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Miami's last 14 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games

Next up:
Houston at Miami, Sunday, April 15