MLB Betting Preview
Philadelphia Phillies at Houston Astros
Thursday, 8:05 pm Eastern

SBG Global Opening Line: Astros - 132 , Total 9.5 Under - 120

The Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros open up a four game set on Thursday with Kyle Kendrick facing Roy Oswalt. Kendrick is 3-2 on the season with an ERA of 4.76 while Oswalt is 4-4 and has an ERA of 5.43. SBG Global reports that early MLB betting has the public taking Phillies on the Road.

Kendrick threw just one inning in his last start that was rained out. Before that start he had allowed three earned runs in each of his last four outings but did pitch at least six innings in all of them. He has only faced the Astros once in his career and allowed two runs in seven innings but took the loss.

Oswalt was tagged for six runs on 11 hits in his last outing against Texas. He left in the seventh inning with a strained groin. Oswalt beat the Phillies earlier this season allowing one run on five hits in seven innings.

SBG Global Current Line: Astros - 132 , Total 9.5 Under - 120

Here are the MLB betting stats for Thursday’s game. The Phillies are 4-1 in their last 5 Thursday games. The Phillies are 27-10 in their last 37 series opening games. The Phillies are 1-4 in their last 5 games as a road underdog. The
Phillies are 1-5 in their last 6 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Phillies are 6-1 in Kendrick’s last 7 road starts. The Phillies are 6-2 in Kendrick’s last 8 starts vs. the National League Central. The Phillies are 2-5 in Kendrick’s last 7 starts as a road underdog. The Phillies are 6-13 in the last 19 meetings in Houston.

The Astros are 7-0 in their last 7 home games vs. a right-handed starter. The Astros are 5-1 in their last 6 games as a home favorite. The Astros are 9-3 in their last 12 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Astros are 13-5 in their last 18 overall. The Astros are 7-3 in their last 10 during series openers. The Astros are 10-2 in Oswalt’s last 12 starts vs. the National League East. The Astros are 7-2 in Oswalt’s last 9 Thursday starts. The Astros are 46-15 in Oswalt’s last 61 starts as a home favorite. The Astros are 5-2 in Oswalt’s last 7 starts. The Astros are 6-0 in Oswalt’s last 6 starts vs. the Phillies.

The Over is 4-1 in Kendrick’s last 5 road starts. The Over is 13-4 in Kendrick’s last 17 starts overall. The Over is 5-2-1 in Kendrick’s last 8 starts as a road underdog.

The Under is 4-0 in the Astros last 4 overall. The Over is 6-1 in the Astros last 7 home games vs. a right-handed starter. The Over is 5-1 in the Astros last 6 games as a home favorite. The Under is 10-4 in the Astros last 14 vs. the National League East. The Over is 4-1 in Oswalt’s last 5 starts as a favorite. The Over is 9-4-1 in Oswalt’s last 14 starts as a home favorite. The Under is 4-1-1 in Oswalt’s last 6 starts vs. the Phillies. The Over is 6-2-1 in the last 9 meetings between the two teams.

Pick: Houston 2units