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A winning streak will be on the line for the Houston Astros on Friday when they battle the New York Mets at Citi Field.
The Astros will give the ball to starter Nelson Figueroa in this one. Righthander Figueroa is 0-0 this season with a 2.25 ERA.
The Mets will counter Figueroa with Michael Pelfrey. Righthander Pelfrey has a 3.82 ERA to go along with a 12-7 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Mets listed as 143-moneyline favorites versus the Astros, while the game's total has not yet been posted.
Carlos Lee homered and drove in a pair of runs to lead the Astros over the Phillies 5-1 on Thursday, as +155 underdogs. That game's six runs went UNDER the posted over/under (8.5) set by sportsbooks.
Wandy Rodriguez allowed five hits and one earned run over seven innings for the victory.
The Mets were crushed 11-4 by the Marlins last time out, as -125 favorites. That game's combined 15 runs sailed OVER the posted over/under (7.5) set by sportsbooks.
Jonathon Niese was tagged with the Mets loss, giving up seven runs off five hits in 5 2-3 innings.
Houston most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing NY Mets are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
New York most recently:
When playing on Friday are 9-1
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing Florida are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
A few trends to consider:
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets's last 6 games when playing Houston
NY Mets are 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
NY Mets are 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets's last 6 games
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