Houston Astros vs. Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday, MLB Baseball Odds, Las Vegas Sports Betting, Picks and Predictions

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67-33, 1st in American League West July 26, 7:05 PM | Grass of Citizens Bank Park 34-64, 5th in National League East
Houston at Philadelphia, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 7:05 PM ET, Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Where: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
TV: 7:05 p.m. ET, AT&T SportsNet-Southwest (Houston), CSN Philadelphia
PITCHING MATCHUP: Astros RH Mike Fiers (7-4, 3.59 ERA) vs. Phillies RH Aaron Nola (7-6, 3.38)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Houston Astros [M. Fiers -R] -1½ +145 -119 Ov 8 -107
Philadelphia Phillies [A. Nola -R] +1½ -165 +109 Un 8 -113
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The Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies will both be trying to pick up a win on Wednesday when they battle at Citizens Bank Park in an interleague contest.

The Astros will pin their hopes on the pitching of right hander Mike Fiers in this game. Fiers has a 7-4 record and a 3.68 ERA this season.

Fiers’s opponent in this one will be Aaron Nola. The Phillies right hander has a 3.38 ERA to go along with a 7-6 record this season.

Fiers has answered a three-game winless skid by improving to 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA in his last two starts. The 32-year-old capped his second straight seven-inning performance by allowing one run on six hits while striking out nine in Friday’s 8-7 victory at Baltimore. Fiers owns an 8-1 mark in his last 13 road starts dating back to last season.

Nola improved to 4-1 with a 1.70 ERA in his last six outings on Friday after permitting one run on five hits in seven innings of a 6-1 triumph over Milwaukee. The 24-year-old fanned nine in that contest for the third time in five trips to the mound and has struck out 50 in his last 42 1/3 innings pitched. “Nola was outstanding,” Phillies manager Pete Mackanin told reporters. “He’s been working on that changeup all year and it’s really one of his better pitches. He used all of his pitches, he spotted his fastball in and out and changed speeds extremely well.”

Oddsmakers currently have the Astros listed as 119-moneyline favorites versus the Phillies, while the game’s total is sitting at 8.

While Jose Altuve’s career-high 17-game hitting streak is receiving plenty of attention, teammate Marwin Gonzalez is enjoying an impressive run in his own right with hits in eight straight and 23 of his last 26 contests. Altuve and Gonzalez look to add to their individual streaks on Wednesday as the American League-best Houston Astros aim to remain perfect in interleague play heading into the finale of a three-game series versus the host Philadelphia Phillies.

Gonzalez highlighted his fourth multi-hit performance in five contests with an RBI single in Tuesday’s 5-0 triumph for the high-octane Astros, who have amassed 18 runs and 25 hits in the series and 150 runs in 19 games this month. Altuve, who is a staggering 39-for-79 this month, followed up a pair of four-hit performances with just one double on Tuesday to actually drop his majors-best batting average one point to .364. Both stars will get their first look at Aaron Nola in the series finale, with the right-hander enjoying an impressive roll despite the majors-worst Phillies’ considerable troubles. Cameron Rupp had a pair of doubles to hit safely for the eighth time in 10 games, but he’ll get his first look at veteran right-hander Mike Fiers.

Philadelphia lost its last outing, a 5-0 result against the Astros on July 25. Bettors who backed the Astros at -148 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 5-0 winner as they battled the Phillies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Astros at -148 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

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Team record: 67-33 SU
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games
Houston is 14-5 ATS in its last 19 games on the road

Team record: 34-64 SU
Philadelphia is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Philadelphia’s last 19 games
Philadelphia is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Houston at Detroit Friday, July 28
Philadelphia home to Atlanta Friday, July 28


1. Philadelphia 3B Maikel Franco is 0-for-15 with seven strikeouts in his last four games.

2. The Astros are 9-0 in interleague play this season while the Phillies are just 3-10.

3. Houston’s road win total (37) eclipses the overall victory total of Philadelphia (34) this season.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Philadelphia Phillies will win outright at +109 and the game will stay under 8 runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Phillies 4, Astros 3 at bovada-logo-top-book.

5.99 RUNS 3.97
4.16 RUNS AGNST 4.90
1.83 DIFF -0.93
$2,205 MONEY -$2,225
3.99 TEAM ERA 4.65
10.23 OFF HITS 8.35
3.28 OFF WALKS 3.01
6.80 OFF Ks 8.64
7.90 DEF HITS 9.05
3.15 DEF WALKS 3.24
10.18 DEF Ks 7.70
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
Zach Eflin P 15-Day Disabled List
Aaron Nola P 15-Day Disabled List
Matt Harrison P 60-Day Disabled List
Charlie Morton P 60-Day Disabled List
Andres Blanco SS 15-Day Disabled List
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston’s last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
Houston is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Philadelphia’s last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Philadelphia’s last 13 games at home
Philadelphia is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games when playing Houston
Philadelphia is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Houston
Houston’s Overall Scoring vs Philadelphia’s Overall Defense 6.0 1 4.9 9
Houston’s Away Scoring vs Philadelphia’s Home Defense 7.2 1 5.1 12
Houston’s Road ERA vs Philadelphia’s Home ERA Allowed 4.3 4 3.8 12
Philadelphia’s Overall Scoring vs Houston’s Overall Defense 4.0 14 4.2 3
Philadelphia’s Home Scoring vs Houston’s Road Defense 4.0 12 4.3 4
Philadelphia’s Home ERA vs Houston’s Road ERA Allowed 4.7 12 6.4 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.
Phillies are the third lowest scoring team in the league at 3.8 runs per game.
Phillies are second worst in the league in free passes at 2.6 per game.
Phillies have the second weakest defence in the league at 4.6 runs per game.
Phillies are second worst in the league in giving up hits, allowing 9.0 per game.


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