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Reds visit Houston Astros in MLB clash

Cincinnati RedsHouston Astros
Sep 18, 8:10 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Cincinnati Reds vs Houston Astros Odds

86-66TEAM RECORD51-100

The Astros will be trying to slam their rivals from the other league on Wednesday, as the Cincinnati Reds visit in inter-league play at Minute Maid Park.

The match puts starter Greg Reynolds for the Reds on the hill facing Brad Peacock for the Astros. Reynolds brings a 1-2 mark to the game, while Peacock is 5-5 to date on the season.

View Cincinnati vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Cincinnati before the first pitch in this match found them as 134-moneyline favorites earlier today at $BOVADA-LINK$. They saw the total of 9 earlier at $TOPBET-LINK$.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 3-rated Reds taking on the American League's No. 14-rated Astros in this contest.


How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 12 ranked American League offense (3.9 runs per game) against a Reds defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 3 in the National League at 3.6 runs allowed per game. The Astros have been averaging 8.2 hits per game, less than the Reds have managed so far this season (8.5 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Houston has the American League's No. 15-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Reds own the National League's No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

Cincinnati won its last outing, a 10-0 result against the Astros on September 17. Bettors who backed the Reds at -180 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Cincinnati enjoyed a laugher in their last game on Tuesday, running up a 10-0 score against the Astros.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 8-2
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 4-6
After playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few Reds at Astros trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 9 games on the road
Cincinnati is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing Houston
Cincinnati is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Houston is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games when playing Cincinnati
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Houston is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Cincinnati

Next up:
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, Friday, September 20
Houston at Cleveland, Thursday, September 19