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Lucas Harrell out to silence Brewers bats in MLB contest

Milwaukee BrewersHouston Astros
Sep 2, 8:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Milwaukee Brewers vs Houston Astros Odds

81-57TEAM RECORD47-90

MLB wagering interest swings to the Houston vs Milwaukee battle on Friday at Minute Maid Park as the Astros try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The match puts starter Zack Greinke for the Brewers on the hill facing Lucas Harrell for the Astros. Greinke brings a 13-5 mark to the game, while Harrell is 0-0 to date on the season.

View Milwaukee vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Astros were listed as +190 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 13-rated Astros and the league No. 2-ranked Brewers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 12 ranked National League offense (3.9 runs per game) against a Brewers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 6 in the National League at 4.1 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. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.4 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the National League at home, scoring 4 runs per game.

Milwaukee was an 8-4 loser in its last match at home against the Cardinals. They lost as -186 favorites, while the total score of 12 made winners of OVER bettors. Milwaukee suffered an 8-4 loss against St. Louis on Thursday, as Yovani Gallardo wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Miller Park.

In their last action, Houston was a 2-0 winner at home against the Pirates. Bettors on Houston at +113 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Houston threw a shutout at Pittsburgh in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by J.A. Happ to defeat Pittsburgh 2-0 on Wednesday.

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

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Brewers at Astros trends to consider:
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing Houston
Milwaukee is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Houston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Milwaukee

Next up:
Milwaukee at Houston, Saturday, September 3

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