Houston Astros Odds

Like their AL West division rival the Texas Rangers, the Houston Astros are another one of the eight current MLB teams that have never won a World Series championship. However, unlike Texas, Houston actually failed to win a single game in their lone World Series appearance (2005), and what followed were some of the worst years any MLB franchise has ever had to endure. From 2011 through 2013, the Astros were the laughing stock of MLB, winning no more than 56 games in any one of those three seasons. [+]

Bettors routinely made a fortune going against Houston Astros odds during that time period, but all the high draft picks Houston earned during that time have made their way to the majors of late and are leading the Astros ascent.

Houston Astros Next Game

The odds for the Houston Astros next game can be found below. It lists the moneyline prices offered by sportsbooks for Houston and their opponent to win the game.

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Houston Astros Baseball Schedule

Keeping track of the Houston Astros baseball schedule and being able to spot great betting spots like hosting a tired team at the end of a long road trip is critical. This year’s full schedule and results are below.

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February 2017 (4)
Sat 25 Houston Astros 4 - 11 Detroit Tigers +112 -122 Odds
Sun 26 Houston Astros 3 - 2 Atlanta Braves +110 -120 Odds
Mon 27 Houston Astros 5 - 2 New York Mets
Tue 28 Houston Astros 3 - 4 Nationals
March 2017 (29)
Wed 1 Miami Marlins 9 - 5 Houston Astros +110 -130 Odds
Thu 2 Nationals 13 - 1 Houston Astros +109 -119 Odds
Fri 3 Houston Astros 3 - 11 New York Mets +140 -149 Odds
Sat 4 New York Mets 3 - 1 Houston Astros +102 -112 Odds
Sun 5 Houston Astros 7 - 7 Miami Marlins +110 -120 Odds
Mon 6 Boston Red Sox 5 - 5 Houston Astros -111 -103 Odds
Wed 8 New York Mets 2 - 12 Houston Astros
Thu 9 Houston Astros 3 - 0 Cardinals +110 -120 Odds
Fri 10 Houston Astros 7 - 6 New York Mets
Sat 11 Miami Marlins 4 - 2 Houston Astros +103 -110 Odds
Sun 12 Houston Astros 4 - 5 Nationals +115 -135 Odds
Mon 13 Houston Astros 3 - 6 Cardinals +125 -147 Odds
Tue 14 New York Mets 2 - 1 Houston Astros -145 +135 Odds
Wed 15 Nationals 2 - 8 Houston Astros -111 +102 Odds
Fri 17 Houston Astros 6 - 2 Boston Red Sox
Fri 17 Atlanta Braves 4 - 5 Houston Astros
Sat 18 Houston Astros 5 - 4 Nationals +125 -135 Odds
Sun 19 New York Yankees 6 - 4 Houston Astros -125 +105 Odds
Mon 20 Cardinals 12 - 6 Houston Astros -119 +109 Odds
Tue 21 Houston Astros 2 - 1 Miami Marlins +106 -116 Odds
Wed 22 Minnesota Twins 4 - 8 Houston Astros +130 -139 Odds
Fri 24 Houston Astros 2 - 0 New York Mets +140 -161 Odds
Sat 25 Nationals 4 - 1 Houston Astros -111 -111 Odds
Sun 26 Houston Astros 5 - 1 Nationals +126 -135 Odds
Mon 27 Cardinals 3 - 2 Houston Astros -114 +105 Odds
Tue 28 Houston Astros 7 - 3 Miami Marlins
Wed 29 Miami Marlins 5 - 5 Houston Astros +147 -156 Odds
Thu 30 Chicago Cubs 6 - 8 Houston Astros +105 -112 Odds
Fri 31 Chicago Cubs 6 - 3 Houston Astros -123 +127 Odds
April 2017 (26)
Mon 3 Reg. MD2 Seattle Mariners 0 - 3 Houston Astros +135 -156 Odds
Tue 4 Reg. MD2 Seattle Mariners 1 - 2 Houston Astros +153 -161 Odds
Wed 5 Reg. MD2 Seattle Mariners 3 - 5 Houston Astros +100 -120 Odds
Thu 6 Reg. MD2 Seattle Mariners 4 - 2 Houston Astros +145 -167 Odds
Fri 7 Reg. MD2 Royals 5 - 1 Houston Astros +140 -161 Odds
Sat 8 Reg. MD2 Royals 7 - 3 Houston Astros +165 -185 Odds
Sun 9 Reg. MD2 Royals 4 - 5 Houston Astros +167 -192 Odds
Mon 10 Reg. MD3 Houston Astros 0 - 6 Seattle Mariners +110 -132 Odds
Tue 11 Reg. MD3 Houston Astros 7 - 5 Seattle Mariners -123 +115 Odds
Wed 12 Reg. MD3 Houston Astros 10 - 5 Seattle Mariners -120 +110 Odds
Fri 14 Reg. MD3 Houston Astros 7 - 2 Athletics -120 +117 Odds
Sat 15 Reg. MD3 Houston Astros 10 - 6 Athletics -152 +145 Odds
Sun 16 Reg. MD3 Houston Astros 16:05 Athletics -101 -102 Odds
Mon 17 Reg. MD4 Angels 0 - 3 Houston Astros +135 -156 Odds
Tue 18 Reg. MD4 Angels 5 - 2 Houston Astros +136 -145 Odds
Wed 19 Reg. MD4 Angels 1 - 5 Houston Astros +165 -169 Odds
Thu 20 Reg. MD4 Angels 1 - 2 Houston Astros +145 -167 Odds
Fri 21 Reg. MD4 Houston Astros 6 - 3 Tampa Bay Rays -116 -105 Odds
Sat 22 Reg. MD4 Houston Astros 3 - 6 Tampa Bay Rays -120 +100 Odds
Sun 23 Reg. MD4 Houston Astros 6 - 4 Tampa Bay Rays -125 +105 Odds
Tue 25 Reg. MD5 Houston Astros 4 - 2 Indians -125 +105 Odds
Wed 26 Reg. MD5 Houston Astros 6 - 7 Indians +106 -116 Odds
Thu 27 Reg. MD5 Houston Astros 3 - 4 Indians +180 -189 Odds
Fri 28 Reg. MD5 Athletics 4 - 9 Houston Astros +156 -167 Odds
Sat 29 Reg. MD5 Athletics 2 - 1 Houston Astros +155 -175 Odds
Sun 30 Reg. MD5 Athletics 2 - 7 Houston Astros +175 -213 Odds
May 2017 (30)
Mon 1 Reg. MD6 Texas Rangers 2 - 6 Houston Astros +185 -227 Odds
Tue 2 Reg. MD6 Texas Rangers 7 - 8 Houston Astros +125 -147 Odds
Wed 3 Reg. MD6 Texas Rangers 1 - 10 Houston Astros +170 -200 Odds
Thu 4 Reg. MD6 Texas Rangers 10 - 4 Houston Astros +140 -161 Odds
Fri 5 Reg. MD6 Houston Astros 7 - 6 Angels -130 +122 Odds
Sat 6 Reg. MD6 Houston Astros 1 - 2 Angels -125 +105 Odds
Sun 7 Reg. MD6 Houston Astros 5 - 3 Angels -120 +100 Odds
Tue 9 Reg. MD7 Atlanta Braves 3 - 8 Houston Astros +175 -213 Odds
Wed 10 Reg. MD7 Atlanta Braves 2 - 4 Houston Astros +188 -204 Odds
Thu 11 Reg. MD7 Houston Astros 3 - 2 New York Yankees +100 -120 Odds
Fri 12 Reg. MD7 Houston Astros 5 - 1 New York Yankees -125 +105 Odds
Sat 13 Reg. MD7 Houston Astros 13:05 New York Yankees +140 -143 Odds
Sun 14 Reg. MD7 Houston Astros 6 - 11 New York Yankees +136 -143 Odds
Sun 14 Reg. MD7 Houston Astros 10 - 7 New York Yankees +118 -120 Odds
Mon 15 Reg. MD8 Houston Astros 7 - 2 Miami Marlins -111 -111 Odds
Tue 16 Reg. MD8 Houston Astros 12 - 2 Miami Marlins -167 +145 Odds
Wed 17 Reg. MD8 Houston Astros 3 - 0 Miami Marlins -149 +145 Odds
Fri 19 Reg. MD8 Indians 5 - 3 Houston Astros +125 -147 Odds
Sat 20 Reg. MD8 Indians 3 - 0 Houston Astros +110 -119 Odds
Sun 21 Reg. MD8 Indians 8 - 6 Houston Astros -111 -111 Odds
Mon 22 Reg. MD9 Detroit Tigers 0 - 1 Houston Astros +130 -139 Odds
Tue 23 Reg. MD9 Detroit Tigers 2 - 6 Houston Astros +200 -244 Odds
Wed 24 Reg. MD9 Detroit Tigers 6 - 3 Houston Astros +155 -175 Odds
Thu 25 Reg. MD9 Detroit Tigers 6 - 7 Houston Astros +104 -114 Odds
Fri 26 Reg. MD9 Orioles 0 - 2 Houston Astros +125 -147 Odds
Sat 27 Reg. MD9 Orioles 2 - 5 Houston Astros +170 -200 Odds
Sun 28 Reg. MD9 Orioles 4 - 8 Houston Astros +200 -244 Odds
Mon 29 Reg. MD10 Houston Astros 16 - 8 Minnesota Twins -114 +105 Odds
Tue 30 Reg. MD10 Houston Astros 7 - 2 Minnesota Twins -111 -111 Odds
Wed 31 Reg. MD10 Houston Astros 17 - 6 Minnesota Twins -152 +130 Odds
June 2017 (27)
Fri 2 Reg. MD10 Houston Astros 7 - 1 Texas Rangers -118 +108
Sat 3 Reg. MD10 Houston Astros 6 - 5 Texas Rangers -172 +150 Odds
Sun 4 Reg. MD10 Houston Astros 7 - 2 Texas Rangers -143 +135
Mon 5 Reg. MD11 Houston Astros 7 - 3 Royals -133 +125 Odds
Tue 6 Reg. MD11 Houston Astros 7 - 9 Royals -125 +116 Odds
Wed 7 Reg. MD11 Houston Astros 5 - 7 Royals -105 +151 Odds
Thu 8 Reg. MD11 Houston Astros 6 - 1 Royals -179 +171 Odds
Fri 9 Reg. MD11 Angels 9 - 4 Houston Astros +150 -172 Odds
Sat 10 Reg. MD11 Angels 1 - 3 Houston Astros +182 -189 Odds
Sun 11 Reg. MD11 Angels 12 - 6 Houston Astros +169 -175 Odds
Mon 12 Reg. MD12 Texas Rangers 6 - 1 Houston Astros +105 -125 Odds
Tue 13 Reg. MD12 Texas Rangers 4 - 2 Houston Astros +178 -185 Odds
Wed 14 Reg. MD12 Texas Rangers 2 - 13 Houston Astros +120 -141 Odds
Fri 16 Reg. MD12 Boston Red Sox 2 - 1 Houston Astros +115 -135 Odds
Sat 17 Reg. MD12 Boston Red Sox 1 - 7 Houston Astros +104 -114 Odds
Sun 18 Reg. MD12 Boston Red Sox 6 - 5 Houston Astros +110 -132 Odds
Mon 19 Reg. MD13 Houston Astros 4 - 1 Athletics -154 +150 Odds
Tue 20 Reg. MD13 Houston Astros 8 - 4 Athletics -105 +105 Odds
Wed 21 Reg. MD13 Houston Astros 5 - 1 Athletics -109 -101 Odds
Thu 22 Reg. MD13 Houston Astros 12 - 9 Athletics -102 -105 Odds
Fri 23 Reg. MD13 Houston Astros 3 - 13 Seattle Mariners -101 -105 Odds
Sat 24 Reg. MD13 Houston Astros 5 - 2 Seattle Mariners -143 +145 Odds
Sun 25 Reg. MD13 Houston Astros 8 - 2 Seattle Mariners -103 -106 Odds
Tue 27 Reg. MD14 Athletics 6 - 4 Houston Astros +142 -145 Odds
Wed 28 Reg. MD14 Athletics 8 - 11 Houston Astros +160 -161 Odds
Thu 29 Reg. MD14 Athletics 1 - 6 Houston Astros +200 -213 Odds
Fri 30 Reg. MD14 New York Yankees 13 - 4 Houston Astros +165 -164 Odds
July 2017 (24)
Sat 1 Reg. MD14 New York Yankees 6 - 7 Houston Astros +120 -127 Odds
Sun 2 Reg. MD14 New York Yankees 1 - 8 Houston Astros -108 +100 Odds
Tue 4 Reg. MD15 Houston Astros 16 - 4 Atlanta Braves -128 +121 Odds
Wed 5 Reg. MD15 Houston Astros 10 - 4 Atlanta Braves -141 +120 Odds
Thu 6 Reg. MD15 Houston Astros 4 - 7 Blue Jays -152 +142 Odds
Fri 7 Reg. MD15 Houston Astros 12 - 2 Blue Jays -102 -108 Odds
Sat 8 Reg. MD15 Houston Astros 2 - 7 Blue Jays +127 -135 Odds
Sun 9 Reg. MD15 Houston Astros 19 - 1 Blue Jays -116 +110 Odds
Fri 14 Reg. MD16 Minnesota Twins 5 - 10 Houston Astros +152 -161 Odds
Sat 15 Reg. MD16 Minnesota Twins 4 - 2 Houston Astros +160 -164 Odds
Sun 16 Reg. MD16 Minnesota Twins 3 - 5 Houston Astros +180 -185 Odds
Mon 17 Reg. MD17 Seattle Mariners 9 - 7 Houston Astros +210 -217 Odds
Tue 18 Reg. MD17 Seattle Mariners 2 - 6 Houston Astros +165 -172 Odds
Wed 19 Reg. MD17 Seattle Mariners 4 - 1 Houston Astros -111 -111 Odds
Fri 21 Reg. MD17 Houston Astros 8 - 7 Orioles -127 +120 Odds
Sat 22 Reg. MD17 Houston Astros 8 - 4 Orioles -118 +108 Odds
Sun 23 Reg. MD17 Houston Astros 7 - 9 Orioles -132 +123 Odds
Mon 24 Reg. MD18 Houston Astros 13 - 4 Phillies -156 +135 Odds
Tue 25 Reg. MD18 Houston Astros 5 - 0 Phillies -152 +130 Odds
Wed 26 Reg. MD18 Houston Astros 0 - 9 Phillies -102 -104 Odds
Fri 28 Reg. MD18 Houston Astros 6 - 5 Detroit Tigers -152 +148 Odds
Sat 29 Reg. MD18 Houston Astros 3 - 5 Detroit Tigers -116 +106 Odds
Sun 30 Reg. MD18 Houston Astros 1 - 13 Detroit Tigers -115 +114 Odds
Mon 31 Reg. MD19 Tampa Bay Rays 7 - 14 Houston Astros +135 -143 Odds
August 2017 (28)
Tue 1 Reg. MD19 Tampa Bay Rays 6 - 4 Houston Astros -105 +102 Odds
Wed 2 Reg. MD19 Tampa Bay Rays 3 - 0 Houston Astros +188 -200 Odds
Thu 3 Reg. MD19 Tampa Bay Rays 5 - 3 Houston Astros +115 -135 Odds
Fri 4 Reg. MD19 Blue Jays 7 - 16 Houston Astros +155 -154 Odds
Sat 5 Reg. MD19 Blue Jays 4 - 3 Houston Astros +165 -185 Odds
Sun 6 Reg. MD19 Blue Jays 6 - 7 Houston Astros -101 -105 Odds
Tue 8 Reg. MD20 Houston Astros 5 - 8 White Sox -238 +230 Odds
Wed 9 Reg. MD20 Houston Astros 1 - 7 White Sox -213 +200 Odds
Thu 10 Reg. MD20 Houston Astros 2 - 3 White Sox -161 +140 Odds
Fri 11 Reg. MD20 Houston Astros 4 - 6 Texas Rangers -115 +106 Odds
Sat 12 Reg. MD20 Houston Astros 3 - 8 Texas Rangers -108 +100 Odds
Sun 13 Reg. MD20 Houston Astros 2 - 1 Texas Rangers -135 +126 Odds
Mon 14 Reg. MD21 Houston Astros 0 - 2 Diamondbacks +151 -161 Odds
Tue 15 Reg. MD21 Houston Astros 9 - 4 Diamondbacks -106 +101 Odds
Wed 16 Reg. MD21 Diamondbacks 5 - 9 Houston Astros +160 -164 Odds
Thu 17 Reg. MD21 Diamondbacks 4 - 0 Houston Astros +105 -125 Odds
Fri 18 Reg. MD21 Athletics 1 - 3 Houston Astros +192 -204 Odds
Sat 19 Reg. MD21 Athletics 0 - 3 Houston Astros +150 -161 Odds
Sun 20 Reg. MD21 Athletics 3 - 2 Houston Astros +215 -222 Odds
Tue 22 Reg. MD22 Nationals 4 - 3 Houston Astros +160 -169 Odds
Wed 23 Reg. MD22 Nationals 1 - 6 Houston Astros +140 -145 Odds
Thu 24 Reg. MD22 Nationals 5 - 4 Houston Astros +120 -141 Odds
Fri 25 Reg. MD22 Houston Astros 2 - 1 Angels +102 -112 Odds
Sat 26 Reg. MD22 Houston Astros 6 - 7 Angels -116 -105 Odds
Sun 27 Reg. MD22 Houston Astros 7 - 5 Angels -137 +128 Odds
Tue 29 Reg. MD23 Texas Rangers 12 - 2 Houston Astros +145 -161 Odds
Wed 30 Reg. MD23 Texas Rangers 8 - 1 Houston Astros +190 -204 Odds
Thu 31 Reg. MD23 Texas Rangers 1 - 5 Houston Astros +150 -172 Odds
September 2017 (29)
Fri 1 Reg. MD23 New York Mets 20:10 Houston Astros
Sat 2 Reg. MD23 New York Mets 8 - 12 Houston Astros +197 -227 Odds
Sat 2 Reg. MD23 New York Mets 1 - 4 Houston Astros +242 -250 Odds
Sun 3 Reg. MD23 New York Mets 6 - 8 Houston Astros +250 -256 Odds
Mon 4 Reg. MD24 Houston Astros 6 - 2 Seattle Mariners -135 +128 Odds
Tue 5 Reg. MD24 Houston Astros 3 - 1 Seattle Mariners -161 +140 Odds
Wed 6 Reg. MD24 Houston Astros 5 - 3 Seattle Mariners -149 +140 Odds
Fri 8 Reg. MD24 Houston Astros 8 - 9 Athletics -167 +162 Odds
Sat 9 Reg. MD24 Houston Astros 1 - 11 Athletics -145 +150 Odds
Sat 9 Reg. MD24 Houston Astros 4 - 11 Athletics
Sun 10 Reg. MD24 Houston Astros 2 - 10 Athletics -175 +165 Odds
Tue 12 Reg. MD25 Houston Astros 1 - 0 Angels -104 +101 Odds
Wed 13 Reg. MD25 Houston Astros 1 - 9 Angels +110 +125 Odds
Thu 14 Reg. MD25 Houston Astros 5 - 2 Angels +124 Odds
Fri 15 Reg. MD25 Seattle Mariners 2 - 5 Houston Astros +117 -127 Odds
Sat 16 Reg. MD25 Seattle Mariners 6 - 8 Houston Astros +180 -189 Odds
Sun 17 Reg. MD25 Seattle Mariners 1 - 7 Houston Astros +210 -227 Odds
Tue 19 Reg. MD26 White Sox 1 - 3 Houston Astros +240 -256 Odds
Wed 20 Reg. MD26 White Sox 3 - 4 Houston Astros +320 -357 Odds
Thu 21 Reg. MD26 White Sox 3 - 1 Houston Astros +270 -303 Odds
Fri 22 Reg. MD26 Angels 0 - 3 Houston Astros +140 -141 Odds
Sat 23 Reg. MD26 Angels 2 - 6 Houston Astros +152 Odds
Sun 24 Reg. MD26 Angels 7 - 5 Houston Astros +175 -167 Odds
Mon 25 Reg. MD27 Houston Astros 11 - 2 Texas Rangers -135 +126 Odds
Tue 26 Reg. MD27 Houston Astros 14 - 3 Texas Rangers -141 +134 Odds
Wed 27 Reg. MD27 Houston Astros 12 - 2 Texas Rangers -196 +200 Odds
Thu 28 Reg. MD27 Houston Astros 12 - 2 Boston Red Sox -116 -105 Odds
Fri 29 Reg. MD27 Houston Astros 3 - 2 Boston Red Sox -110 +100 Odds
Sat 30 Reg. MD27 Houston Astros 3 - 6 Boston Red Sox -116 -105 Odds
October 2017 (12)
Sun 1 Reg. MD27 Houston Astros 4 - 3 Boston Red Sox -133 +123 Odds
Thu 5 Poff Boston Red Sox 2 - 8 Houston Astros +127 -127 Odds
Fri 6 Poff Boston Red Sox 2 - 8 Houston Astros +165 -167 Odds
Sun 8 Poff Houston Astros 3 - 10 Boston Red Sox -123 +119 Odds
Mon 9 Poff Houston Astros 5 - 4 Boston Red Sox -119 +114 Odds
Fri 13 Poff New York Yankees 1 - 2 Houston Astros +150 -156 Odds
Sat 14 Poff New York Yankees 1 - 2 Houston Astros +112 -118 Odds
Mon 16 Poff Houston Astros 1 - 8 New York Yankees +115 -125 Odds
Tue 17 Poff Houston Astros 17:00 New York Yankees +128 -133 Odds
Wed 18 Poff Houston Astros 17:00 New York Yankees
Fri 20 Poff New York Yankees 20:00 Houston Astros
Sat 21 Poff New York Yankees 20:00 Houston Astros

Houston Astros Scores And Standings

For a long time the Houston Astros standings placement was extremely ugly. There was nowhere but up for the organization to go and you can check below to see this year’s current standings and how far the Astros have climbed.

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# team P W L p+ p- %
1 Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers 162 104 58 770 580 0.642
2 Cleveland Indians Cleveland Indians 162 102 60 818 564 0.630
3 Houston Astros Houston Astros 162 101 61 896 700 0.623
4 Washington Nationals Washington Nationals 162 97 65 819 672 0.599
5 Arizona Diamondbacks Arizona Diamondbacks 163 94 69 823 667 0.577
6 Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox 162 93 69 785 668 0.574
7 Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs 162 92 70 822 695 0.568
8 New York Yankees New York Yankees 163 92 71 866 664 0.564
9 Colorado Rockies Colorado Rockies 163 87 76 832 768 0.534
10 Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee Brewers 162 86 76 732 697 0.531
11 Minnesota Twins Minnesota Twins 163 85 78 819 796 0.521
12 St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals 162 83 79 761 705 0.512
13 Los Angeles Angels Los Angeles Angels 162 80 82 710 709 0.494
14 Tampa Bay Rays Tampa Bay Rays 162 80 82 694 704 0.494
15 Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals 162 80 82 702 791 0.494
16 Texas Rangers Texas Rangers 162 78 84 799 816 0.481
17 Seattle Mariners Seattle Mariners 162 78 84 750 772 0.481
18 Miami Marlins Miami Marlins 162 77 85 778 822 0.475
19 Toronto Blue Jays Toronto Blue Jays 162 76 86 693 784 0.469
20 Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates 162 75 87 668 731 0.463
21 Oakland Athletics Oakland Athletics 162 75 87 739 826 0.463
22 Baltimore Orioles Baltimore Orioles 162 75 87 743 841 0.463
23 Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves 162 72 90 732 821 0.444
24 San Diego Padres San Diego Padres 162 71 91 604 816 0.438
25 New York Mets New York Mets 162 70 92 735 863 0.432
26 Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati Reds 162 68 94 753 869 0.420
27 Chicago White Sox Chicago White Sox 162 67 95 706 820 0.414
28 Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia Phillies 162 66 96 690 782 0.407
29 San Francisco Giants San Francisco Giants 162 64 98 639 776 0.395
30 Detroit Tigers Detroit Tigers 162 64 98 735 894 0.395

Bet On Houston Astros Games

Losing a total of 324 games in that three-year stretch (2011-13) and never posting a winning percentage better than .346 was the lowest of the low for the Astros. Day after day they were getting pounded on by good (and bad) opponents in MLB and no end appeared in sight.

Everyone knew that quality draft picks like OF George Springer and SS Carlos Correa were Houston’s prize for that futility, but nobody really knows how long it will take to develop “cant-miss” MLB prospects into major league players.

Thankfully for the Astros it didn’t take too long as they threw those kids into the fire and they responded. Houston went from a 51-win season in 2013 to a 70-win campaign in 2014, and 2015 saw them finish the year with 86 wins and a wildcard berth. Springer, Correa, 2B Jose Altuve and P Dallas Keuchel were the cornerstones of that resurgence as Correa won the Rookie of the Year award in 2015 and Keuchel was the AL Cy Young winner that same year.

Given the talent and very young roster the Astros have entering the 2016 season, this is a team that should be World Series contenders very soon. The betting philosophy of fading the Astros every chance you get is nothing but a distant memory now. This Houston team is one that projects to plenty of wins in the coming years, and one that bettors should be able to make a fortune “betting on” as those young stars begin to hit their prime.