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MLB Game Preview - Astros underdogs vs Mets at Houston

New York MetsHouston Astros
May 15, 2:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

New York Mets vs Houston Astros Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at Minute Maid Park on Sunday as host Houston battles the New York Mets in baseball odds action.

The Astros will rely on Aneury Rodriguez to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Chris Capuano will be his counterpart for the Mets. Aneury Rodriguez is 0-1 this season, and Chris Capuano is 2-4.

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 favorites of 100 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Astros at No. 14 in the National League and the Mets at No. 10 in the National League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Houston and its National League No. 9-rated batting order, averaging 4.2 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 7 lineup of the Mets at 4.3 runs per outing.

Defensively, New York features the National League's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.4 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the National League at home, scoring 4.4 runs per game.

The Mets were a 7-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Astros. That made winners of bettors who got Houston at +102 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. New York didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-3 to Houston on Saturday at Minute Maid Park.

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Florida are 3-7
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Atlanta are 4-6
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

A few Mets at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of NY Mets' last 14 games when playing Houston
NY Mets are 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
NY Mets are 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Houston's last 14 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
Houston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
NY Mets home to Florida, Monday, May 16
Houston at Atlanta, Monday, May 16