Houston Astros vs. Cincinnati Reds Free MLB Picks

September 7, 2012


The Houston Astros will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Friday when they take on the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park.
The Astros will give the ball to starter Lucas Harrell in this one. Righthander Harrell is 10-9 this season with a 3.81 ERA.
It’ll be Homer Bailey toeing the rubber for the Reds in this contest. Righthander Bailey is 10-9 with a 4.09 ERA so far this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Reds listed as 200-moneyline favorites versus the Astros, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.
The Astros were a 6-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -192 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.
Cincinnati lost its last outing, a 6-2 result against the Phillies on September 5. Bettors who backed the Phillies at -102 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Current streak:
Houston has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Houston: 42-95 SU
Cincinnati: 83-55 SU

Houston most recently:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Cincinnati are 1-9
After playing Pittsburgh are 1-9
After a loss are 3-7

Cincinnati most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 8-2
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games on the road
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Houston is 4-20 SU in its last 24 games on the road
Houston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Houston
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cincinnati’s last 11 games at home
Cincinnati is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Cincinnati home to Houston, Saturday, September 8

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