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Houston Astros vs Milwaukee Brewers Betting Preview

Milwaukee BrewersHouston Astros
May 16, 8:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Milwaukee Brewers vs Houston Astros Odds

16-20TEAM RECORD15-21

Milwaukee pays a visit to Houston on Wednesday, hoping to shut down the Astros bats in baseball action at Minute Maid Park.

Randy Wolf, with a record of 2-3 on the season, gets the ball for the Brewers, while the Astros trot Bud Norris to the mound in this one. He is 3-1 so far in 2012.

View Milwaukee vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Astros as -115 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 Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Astros at No. 8 in the National League and the Brewers at No. 12 in the National League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Houston has the National League's No. 7-rated offensive output, at 8.5 hits per game. The Brewers average 7.9 hits per game, good for No. 14 on the National League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Houston has the National League's No. 10-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Brewers own the National League's No. 15 mark in runs allowed.

The Brewers were an 8-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Mets. That made winners of bettors who got Milwaukee at -133 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors. Zack Greinke silenced the Mets bats in an 8-0 victory last time out versus New York at Citi Field.

The Astros were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Phillies. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at -215 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Houston lost a tight one on Tuesday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 4-3 score against Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park.

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 8-2
After playing NY Mets are 9-1
After a win are 3-7

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Brewers at Astros trends to consider:
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
Milwaukee is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Milwaukee's last 10 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Houston's last 10 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
Houston is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Milwaukee at Houston, Thursday, May 17