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Milwaukee Brewers vs Houston Astros in MLB odds

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April 22, 8:10 PM | GrassMiller Park

Houston Astros vs Milwaukee Brewers Odds

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The Milwaukee Brewers battle the visiting Houston Astros on Friday in MLB betting action at Miller Park.

Nelson Figueroa, with a record of 0-2 on the season, gets the ball for the Astros, while the Brewers trot Yovani Gallardo to the mound in this one. He is 1-1 so far in 2011.

View Houston vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Brewers in this one will find them as -215 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8 at its open earlier today.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Milwaukee's No. 10-rated National League offense, averaging 4.1 runs per game, against a Astros defense that ranks No. 14 in the National League at 5.2 in runs allowed per game. The Brewers have averaged 8.9 hits per game so far, almost the same as Astros batters have averaged on the year (8.9 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Houston owns the National League's No. 16-rated road mark, allowing 6.2 runs per game on the highway. Milwaukee, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.

The Astros were an 8-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Mets. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -128 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. Houston didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 8-1 to New York on Thursday at Citi Field.

Last time out for Milwaukee, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Phillies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at -200 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Brewers endured a 4-3 loss at the hands of the Phillies on Wednesday, with Chris Narveson throwing 6 innings of 4-hit ball at Citizens Bank Park.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

A few Astros at Brewers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Houston's last 18 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Houston's last 12 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
Milwaukee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Milwaukee's last 18 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Milwaukee's last 17 games at home

Next up:
Houston at Milwaukee, Saturday, April 23

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