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July 31, 2:10 PM | GrassMiller Park

Houston Astros vs Milwaukee Brewers Odds

35-72TEAM RECORD59-49

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

Brett Myers, with a record of 3-11 on the season, gets the ball for the Astros, while the Brewers trot Chris Narveson to the mound in this one. He is 7-6 so far in 2011.

View Houston vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Brewers as -201 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 5 (Brewers) and the No. 14 (Astros) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Milwaukee's No. 7-rated National League offense, averaging 4.3 runs per game, against a Astros defense that ranks No. 15 in the National League at 5 in runs allowed per game. The Brewers have averaged 8.6 hits per game so far, less than Astros batters have averaged on the year (9 hits per game).

Defensively, Houston features the National League's No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.9 runs per game. Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the National League at home, scoring 5.1 runs per game.

The Astros were a 6-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Brewers. That made winners of bettors who got Milwaukee at -255 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors. Houston looks to rebound from a loss to the Brewers, who beat them 6-2 on Saturday behind a start from Yovani Gallardo at Miller Park.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After playing Milwaukee are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing Houston are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Astros at Brewers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games on the road
Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Milwaukee
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Houston home to Cincinnati, Monday, August 1
Milwaukee home to St. Louis, Monday, August 1

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