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Phillies visit Houston Astros in MLB clash

Philadelphia PhilliesHouston Astros
Sep 12, 8:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Philadelphia Phillies vs Houston Astros Odds

94-49TEAM RECORD49-97

The Philadelphia Phillies will look to grab a road win when they take on the Astros in Houston at Minute Maid Park on Monday in baseball odds action.

It's a pitching duel between Brett Myers for the Astros (4-13 on the year) and Roy Oswalt for Philadelphia (7-8 so far).

View Philadelphia vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Phillies were listed as 155 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8 before betting started earlier on Monday.

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:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 13 ranked National League offense (3.8 runs per game) against a Phillies defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 1 in the National League at 3.2 runs allowed per game. The Astros have been averaging 8.9 hits per game, more than the Phillies have managed so far this season (8.7 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Philadelphia owns the National League's No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 3.4 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 11 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Philadelphia was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Brewers. Bettors on Milwaukee at -139 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Philadelphia suffered a 3-2 loss against Milwaukee on Sunday, as Vance Worley wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Miller Park.

Last time out for Houston, they were an 8-2 loser as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at -220 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Astros were saddled with a loss last time out in Henry Sosa's start, as they lost 8-2 against Washington on Sunday at Nationals Park.

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Phillies at Astros trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
Philadelphia is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Philadelphia's last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games at home
Houston is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Philadelphia at Houston, Tuesday, September 13