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Moneyline favors Mets in battle with Astros

New York MetsHouston Astros
May 14, 4:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

New York Mets vs Houston Astros Odds

18-20TEAM RECORD14-24

The New York Mets will look to grab a road win when they take on the Astros in Houston at Minute Maid Park on Saturday in baseball odds action.

Houston hands the ball to starter JA Happ in this one and he'll try to improve on his 2-4 mark on the year. New York counters with R.A. Dickey, who will try to quiet the fans and the Astros bats at the same time.

View NY Mets vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting New York before the first pitch in this match will find them as 100-moneyline favorites. They will see an opening total of 8.

Power Rankings:
The Astros - Mets odds would favor the Mets if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Houston is rated No. 14 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while New York is at No. 10 in the National League.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 10 ranked National League offense (4.2 runs per game) against a Mets defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 11 in the National League at 4.4 runs allowed per game. The Astros have been averaging 8.9 hits per game, more than the Mets have managed so far this season (8.3 hits on average).

Houston owns the National League's No. 16 defense, allowing 5.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with New York's National League No. 11-rated defense.

In their last action, New York was a 6-4 winner on the road against the Astros. Bettors on New York at -102 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Mets grabbed a win last time out, defeating Bud Norris and the Astros 6-4 on Friday at Minute Maid Park.

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing NY Mets are 6-4
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Mets at Astros trends to consider:
NY Mets are 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of NY Mets' last 9 games when playing Houston
NY Mets are 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
NY Mets are 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 9 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games at home
Houston is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home
Houston is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games when playing NY Mets

Next up:
NY Mets at Houston, Sunday, May 15