The Houston Astros and the Cincinnati Reds will face-off in game three of their series from Houston. All odds for all games can be found at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Astros haven’t had much to cheer about this season but on Saturday they did beat the first-place Reds. They were led on the mound by Lucas Harrell although he did not figure in the decision he pitched a great game. This afternoon the Astros will start Bud Norris who is pitching to a 5.01 ERA in 138 innings of work.
The Reds are on the verge of clinching the National League Central it is just a matter of when. They did not help themselves on Saturday with a loss, but will look to rebound this afternoon. Bronson Arroyo will take the hill for the Reds and Arroyo has allowed 170 hits in 164 innings of work good enough for 3.84 ERA.
Houston is 12-40 in their last 52 game 3 of a series, 6-21 in their last 27 home games, and 8-22 in Norris’ last 30 starts as an underdog. Cincinnati is 18-7 in their last 25 road games, 8-4 in their last 12 games against the NL Central, and 4-0 in Arroyo’s last four starts. Cincinnati is 8-2 in Arroyo’s last 10 starts against the Houston.
The Reds a big favorite here and they obviously should be. Take them as the prohibitive moneyline favorite at online sportsbooks.