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Yovani Gallardo faces Edgar Gonzalez in MLB odds action

Houston AstrosMilwaukee Brewers
Sep 28, 8:10 PM | GrassMiller Park

Houston Astros vs Milwaukee Brewers Odds

51-105TEAM RECORD80-76

The Milwaukee Brewers host Houston on Friday, looking to build on their 80-76 mark against the 51-105 Astros in MLB betting action at Miller Park.

The match puts starter Edgar Gonzalez for the Astros on the hill facing Yovani Gallardo for the Brewers. Gonzalez brings a 2-1 mark to the game, while Gallardo is 16-8 to date on the season.

View Houston vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Milwaukee sat as -285 favorites. The total was set at 8.

Power Rankings:
The Brewers sit at No. 8 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Astros sit at a National League No. 16 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Milwaukee's No. 1 ranked National League offense (4.8 runs per game) against a Astros defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 15 in the National League at 5 runs allowed per game. The Brewers have been averaging 8.9 hits per game, more than the Astros have managed so far this season (7.9 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Milwaukee has the National League's No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the National League's No. 15 mark in runs allowed.

The Astros were a 2-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got Houston at +170 on the moneyline, while the total score (2) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Astros didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out St. Louis 2-0 on Wednesday at Minute Maid Park.

In their last action, Milwaukee was a 2-1 loser on the road against the Reds. Bettors on Cincinnati at -169 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Milwaukee didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 2-1 to Cincinnati on Thursday at Great American Ball Park.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After a loss are 9-1

A few Astros at Brewers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
Milwaukee is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
Milwaukee is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 6 games when playing Houston

Next up:
Houston at Milwaukee, Saturday, September 29

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