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MLB betting line favors Brewers over Astros

Milwaukee BrewersHouston Astros
July 7, 4:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Milwaukee Brewers vs Houston Astros Odds

39-44TEAM RECORD32-52

Houston will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Milwaukee Brewers pay a visit to Minute Maid Park.

For the Astros, Wandy Rodriguez gets the ball, charged with keeping the Brewers hitters off the base paths. He'll face Zack Greinke, 9-2 on the year.

View Milwaukee vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Astros as +130 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 8 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Astros at No. 16 in the National League and the Brewers at No. 11 in the National League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Houston's No. 10-rated National League offense, averaging 4 runs per game, against a Brewers defense that ranks No. 14 in the National League at 4.6 in runs allowed per game. The Astros have averaged 8.2 hits per game so far, less than Brewers batters have averaged on the year (8.4 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Houston has the National League's No. 15-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Brewers own the National League's No. 14 mark in runs allowed.

The Brewers were a 7-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Astros. That made winners of bettors who got Milwaukee at -138 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors. Milwaukee got the job done in their last match in a 7-1 victory over Houston on Friday at Minute Maid Park behind starter Yovani Gallardo.

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

A few Brewers at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games on the road
Milwaukee is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games when playing Houston
Milwaukee is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Milwaukee's last 13 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Houston's last 13 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
Houston is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
Houston is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games when playing Milwaukee

Next up:
Milwaukee at Houston, Sunday, July 8

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