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May 1, 2:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Milwaukee Brewers vs Houston Astros Odds

13-13TEAM RECORD10-17

The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Houston and Milwaukee on Sunday, with the host Astros trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Chris Narveson, with a record of 1-1 on the season, gets the ball for the Brewers, while the Astros trot Bud Norris to the mound in this one. He is 1-1 so far in 2011.

View Milwaukee vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Brewers were listed as 108 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 14-ranked Astros and the National League No. 1-rated Brewers in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Houston's No. 9-rated National League offense, averaging 4.3 runs per game, against a Brewers defense that ranks No. 8 in the National League at 4 in runs allowed per game. The Astros have averaged 9.3 hits per game so far, less than Brewers batters have averaged on the year (9.5 hits per game).

Defensively, Milwaukee features the National League's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.8 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the National League at home, scoring 4.6 runs per game.

Milwaukee was a 2-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Astros. They lost as -110 favorites, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors. Milwaukee suffered a 2-1 loss against Houston on Saturday, as Randy Wolf wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Minute Maid Park.

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 2-8
After playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After a win are 1-9

A few Brewers at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Milwaukee's last 9 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Milwaukee's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Milwaukee's last 23 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Houston's last 9 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
Houston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Houston's last 23 games when playing Milwaukee

Next up:
Milwaukee at Atlanta, Monday, May 2
Houston at Cincinnati, Monday, May 2

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