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Houston AstrosMilwaukee Brewers
July 30, 8:10 PM | GrassMiller Park

Houston Astros vs Milwaukee Brewers Odds

35-68TEAM RECORD45-56

MLB wagering interest swings to the Milwaukee vs Houston battle on Monday at Miller Park as the Brewers try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Brewers will turn to Marco Estrada and his 0-4 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Astros send Bud Norris (5-8) to the hill.

View Houston vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Brewers in this one will find them as -185 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 11 (Brewers) and the No. 16 (Astros) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Milwaukee has the National League's No. 6-rated offensive output, at 8.5 hits per game. The Astros average 8.1 hits per game, good for No. 13 on the National League list.

Defensively, Houston features the National League's No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.8 runs per game. Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the National League at home, scoring 5.2 runs per game.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 9-5 winner as they battled the Pirates at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Astros at +127 were rewarded, while the 14 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Astros enjoyed a 9-5 victory at the expense of the Pirates on Sunday, with Lucas Harrell throwing 5 2/3 innings of 5-hit ball at Minute Maid Park.

In their last action, Milwaukee was a 11-10 loser at home against the Nationals. Bettors on Washington at -148 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (21) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Brewers got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against Washington on Sunday; it was a 11-10 final at Miller Park in MLB wagering action.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After playing Pittsburgh are 1-9
After a win are 2-8

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Astros at Brewers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Houston's last 15 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston's last 10 games
Milwaukee is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
Milwaukee is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 8 games at home

Next up:
Houston at Milwaukee, Tuesday, July 31

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