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Milwaukee BrewersHouston Astros
Aug 5, 8:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Milwaukee Brewers vs Houston Astros Odds

62-50TEAM RECORD37-74

Houston will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the Milwaukee Brewers pay a visit to Minute Maid Park.

The match puts starter Yovani Gallardo for the Brewers on the hill facing JA Happ for the Astros. Gallardo brings a 12-7 mark to the game, while Happ is 4-13 to date on the season.

View Milwaukee vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Houston sat as +185 underdogs. The total was set at 8.5.

Power Rankings:
The Astros sit at No. 12 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Brewers sit at a National League No. 3 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 13 ranked National League offense (3.8 runs per game) against a Brewers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 8 in the National League at 4.3 runs allowed per game. The Astros have been averaging 9 hits per game, more than the Brewers have managed so far this season (8.8 hits on average).

Defensively, Milwaukee features the National League's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.6 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the National League at home, scoring 3.9 runs per game.

Milwaukee was a 10-5 winner in its last match at home against the Cardinals. They won as -104 underdogs, while the total score of 15 made winners of OVER bettors. The Brewers enjoyed a 10-5 victory at the expense of the Cardinals on Wednesday, with Randy Wolf throwing 6 innings of 9-hit ball at Miller Park.

Houston won its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Reds on August 3. Bettors who backed the Astros at +130 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Houston looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Reds, a 5-4 final on Wednesday in support of Jordan Lyles at Minute Maid Park.

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

A few Brewers at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Milwaukee's last 10 games when playing on the road against Houston
Milwaukee is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 7 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Houston's last 10 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games when playing Milwaukee
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Houston is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Milwaukee

Next up:
Milwaukee at Houston, Saturday, August 6

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