MLB odds on Friday feature a superb pitching matchup as the Houston Astros host the Philadelphia Phillies.
MLB betting odds have Cliff Lee getting the start for the Phillies while Wandy Rodriguez goes for Houston.
MLB odds tell us this is the first of a 7-game road trip for the Phillies while the Astros are beginning at 10-game homestand. Lee comes into the game at 12-10 on the season with a 2.83 ERA. He is coming off his first bad start for the Phillies as he was shelled for 10 hits and six runs in five innings against the Atlanta Braves as MLB odds numbers show. Lee had been so great with the Phillies that the MLB betting odds outing was a definite shock.
Rodriguez is 12-9 on the season with a 2.93 ERA as MLB odds stats tell us. He was pitcher of the month back in July but he stumbled in August going 2-3 with a 4.00 ERA. The MLB odds numbers were really not that bad for Rodriguez since it was just one bad start where he gave up 10 hits and 10 runs in four innings. Rodriguez is 0-1 with an 8.10 ERA in his career against the Phillies as sports betting stats indicate.
The Phillies are 6-4 in the last ten games in MLB odds at Houston. They have not visited Houston since last May when the split a four-game MLB odds series. The time to bet the Phillies in MLB odds is when they are on the road and it has been that way for a couple of years. The Phillies are an amazing 41-23 on the road versus the MLB odds this season. Philadelphia has a powerful offense and now with Cliff Lee, they have a solid starting rotation. There one weakness in MLB betting odds looks to be in the bullpen where Brad Lidge has struggled.
Houston has been just above .500 at home this season in MLB odds. The Astros have not gotten enough pitching or hitting though and overall have been a disappointment in MLB betting odds.
Six of the last ten meetings between the two at Houston have gone over the MLB odds total at the sportsbook with one push.
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