Houston Astros vs. Miami Marlins, Wednesday, Las Vegas Odds, MLB Baseball Sports Betting, Picks, Predictions

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28-12, 1st in American League West May 17, 12:10 PM | Grass of Marlins Park 14-24, 5th in National League East
Houston at Miami, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 12:10 PM ET, Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Where: Marlins Park, Miami, Florida
TV: 12:10 p.m. ET, ROOT (Houston), FSN Florida (Miami)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Astros RH Lance McCullers Jr. (3-1, 2.98 ERA) vs. Marlins RH Jose Urena (1-1, 1.98)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Houston Astros [L. McCullers -R] -1½ -105 -168 Ov 8 -105
Miami Marlins [J. Urena -R] +1½ -115 +158 Un 8 -115
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The fans at Marlins Park will be treated to a interleague game between the Houston Astros and the Miami Marlins when they take their seats on Wednesday.

The Astros will pin their hopes on the pitching of right hander Lance McCullers Jr. in this game. McCullers Jr. has a 3-1 record and a 2.98 ERA this season.

McCullers Jr.’s opponent in this one will be Jose Urena. The Marlins right hander has a 1.98 ERA to go along with a 1-1 record this season.

McCullers has allowed just one unearned run and six hits in 13 innings over his past two starts. The 23-year-old pitched six innings of four-hit, shutout ball while beating the New York Yankees in his last start after giving up two hits and the unearned run in a seven-inning no-decision against the Los Angeles Angels on May 6. McCullers has struggled on the road in his young career by going 4-9 with a 4.67 ERA in 20 away starts.

Urena has pitched well while splitting two starts as he gave up just two runs and seven hits over 12 innings. The 25-year-old turned in one of the best outings of his career on May 7 in a victory over the New York Mets when he pitched six innings of one-hit, shutout ball. Urena is just 2-10 with a 4.69 ERA in 28 career appearances (13 starts) in his home ballpark.

Oddsmakers currently have the Astros listed as 168-moneyline favorites versus the Marlins, while the game’s total is sitting at 8.

The red-hot Houston Astros own the best record in the majors and they look for their 14th victory in the past 17 games when they visit the Miami Marlins on Wednesday. Houston outscored the Marlins 19-4 while winning the first two contests of the three-game set and stand 5-1 as they enter the finale of a seven-game road trip.

Center fielder Jake Marisnick hit two homers for the first time in his career and had four RBIs while catcher Brian McCann also drove in four as the Astros (28-12) established a season best for runs scored while cruising to a 12-2 victory on Tuesday. Houston shortstop Carlos Correa has recorded five two-hit outings in the past seven games and is 11-for-25 with seven walks during the stretch. The Marlins are spiraling in the wrong direction with a 3-12 record in May and are a porous 1-7 on a nine-game homestand. Miami right fielder Giancarlo Stanton has gone seven contests without a homer after hitting four in a three-game stretch from May 6-8.

The Marlins were a 12-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Astros. That made winners of bettors who got Houston at -157 on the moneyline, while the total score (14) was good news for OVER bettors.

Houston won its last outing, a 12-2 result against the Marlins on May 16. Bettors who backed the Astros at -157 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (14) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

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Team record: 28-12 SU
Current Streak: won 3 straight games.
Houston is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games
Houston is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games

Team record: 14-24 SU
Miami is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
Miami is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Miami’s last 8 games

Next up:
Houston home to Cleveland Friday, May 19
Miami at Los Angeles Thursday, May 18


1. Astros UTIL Marwin Gonzalez had two hits on Tuesday and is 15-for-37 with five homers and 15 RBIs during an 11-game hitting streak.

2. The Marlins claimed INF Christian Colon off waivers from Kansas City and designated INF Steve Lombardozzi for assignment.

3. Houston RHP Michael Feliz has struck out 13 while allowing one run in seven innings over his past six appearances.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Houston Astros will win outright at -168 and the game will go over 8 runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Astros 8, Marlins 3 at bovada-logo-top-book.

5.20 RUNS 4.24
3.75 RUNS AGNST 5.08
1.45 DIFF -0.84
$1,241 MONEY -$1,110
3.49 TEAM ERA 4.59
9.43 OFF HITS 9.03
3.33 OFF WALKS 2.66
7.13 OFF Ks 7.79
7.78 DEF HITS 8.24
3.10 DEF WALKS 4.42
10.00 DEF Ks 7.76
Lance McCullers P 15-Day Disabled List
Colby Rasmus OF 15-Day Disabled List
Luis Valbuena 3B 15-Day Disabled List
Tucker Preston OF 15-Day Disabled List
Justin Bour 1B 15-Day Disabled List
Bryan Morris P 15-Day Disabled List
Wei-Yin Chen P 15-Day Disabled List
Adam Conley P 15-Day Disabled List
Giancarlo Stanton P 15-Day Disabled List
Derek Dietrich 2B 15-Day Disabled List
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games
Houston is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games on the road
Houston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Houston is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games when playing Miami
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Miami
Houston is 5-16 SU in its last 21 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Miami’s last 8 games
Miami is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Miami’s last 8 games at home
Miami is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games at home
Miami is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami’s last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
Miami is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games when playing at home against Houston
Houston’s Overall Scoring vs Miami’s Overall Defense 5.2 2 5.1 12
Houston’s Away Scoring vs Miami’s Home Defense 5.9 1 5.5 14
Houston’s Road ERA vs Miami’s Home ERA Allowed 4.2 7 3.5 12
Miami’s Overall Scoring vs Houston’s Overall Defense 4.2 12 3.8 1
Miami’s Home Scoring vs Houston’s Road Defense 3.8 12 4.3 7
Miami’s Home ERA vs Houston’s Road ERA Allowed 4.9 12 5.1 1
Astros are second lowest scoring team in the league at 3.8 runs per game.
Astros trail the league in hits with 8.1 per game.
Astros strike out more than any team in the league with 9.5 per game.
Astros are the easiest team to score on in the league, giving up 5.2 runs per game.
Astros are second worst in the league in giving up hits, allowing 9.4 per game.
Astros give up the most free passes in the league allowing 3.8 per game.
Astros strike out the second least opponents in the league with 6.7 per game.
Marlins are lowest scoring team in the league at 3.2 runs per game.
Marlins trail the league in hits with 7.8 per game.
Marlins are second worst in walks allowed in the league at 3.2 per game.

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