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Philadelphia Phillies take on Astros in baseball test

Philadelphia PhilliesHouston Astros
Sep 13, 8:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Philadelphia Phillies vs Houston Astros Odds

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Minute Maid Park hosts an MLB battle between the Houston Astros and the visiting Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday.

JA Happ will take the mound for Houston, and he'll carry a 5-15 record into the contest. Cole Hamels gets the ball for Philadelphia; he's 14-7 so far this season.

View Philadelphia vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Houston opened as +195 moneyline underdogs in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 7.5.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Astros rated this week at No. 14 and the Phillies sitting at No. 1.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Houston's National League No. 13-ranked scoring average of 3.8 runs per game, against a Phillies offense rated No. 4 and scoring 4.5 runs per game in the league. The Astros have averaged 9 hits per game to date this season, more than the Phillies hitters have managed (8.7 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Philadelphia owns the National League's No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 3.5 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 11 in scoring at home.

Philadelphia lost its last outing, a 5-1 result against the Astros on September 12. Bettors who backed the Astros at +173 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Philadelphia didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 5-1 to Houston on Monday at Minute Maid Park.

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

A few Phillies at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
Philadelphia is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Philadelphia is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Houston is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games when playing Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia at Houston, Wednesday, September 14