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Houston AstrosMilwaukee Brewers
April 25, 1:10 PM | GrassMiller Park

Houston Astros vs Milwaukee Brewers Odds

6-12TEAM RECORD9-9

The visiting Astros hope for a solid performance on Wednesday as they look to steal a win at Miller Park against the Milwaukee Brewers.

The Brewers will rely on Shaun Marcum to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while JA Happ will be his counterpart for the Astros. Shaun Marcum is 1-1 this season, and JA Happ is 1-1.

View Houston vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Brewers as -185 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Brewers rated this week at No. 5 and the Astros sitting at No. 1.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Milwaukee's No. 4-rated National League offense, averaging 4.6 runs per game, against a Astros defense that ranks No. 10 in the National League at 4.2 in runs allowed per game. The Brewers have averaged 7.6 hits per game so far, less than Astros batters have averaged on the year (9 hits per game).

Milwaukee owns the National League's No. 15 defense, allowing 5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Houston's National League No. 10-rated defense.

In their last action, Houston was a 9-6 loser on the road against the Brewers. Bettors on Milwaukee at -148 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (15) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Astros were saddled with a loss last time out in Bud Norris' start, as they lost 9-6 against Milwaukee on Tuesday at Miller Park.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After playing Milwaukee are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing Houston are 10-0
After a win are 4-6

A few Astros at Brewers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Houston's last 9 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Houston's last 22 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Milwaukee's last 9 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Milwaukee's last 22 games at home

Next up:
Houston at Cincinnati, Friday, April 27
Milwaukee at St. Louis, Friday, April 27

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