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Astros open as moneyline underdog vs Brewers

Milwaukee BrewersHouston Astros
Aug 10, 8:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Milwaukee Brewers vs Houston Astros Odds

51-59TEAM RECORD36-77

MLB wagering interest swings to the Houston vs Milwaukee battle on Friday at Minute Maid Park as the Astros try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Astros will turn to Bud Norris and his 5-9 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Brewers send Mark Rogers (0-1) to the hill.

View Milwaukee vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Astros as +105 moneyline underdogs 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. 16 (Astros) and the No. 11 (Brewers) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Houston's National League No. 14-ranked scoring average of 3.8 runs per game, against a Brewers offense rated No. 5 and scoring 4.5 runs per game in the league. The Astros have averaged 8 hits per game to date this season, less than the Brewers hitters have managed (8.6 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Milwaukee owns the National League's No. 7-rated road mark, allowing 4.3 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 7 in scoring at home.

Milwaukee won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Reds on August 8. Bettors who backed the Brewers at +130 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Milwaukee rolled to a 3-2 win against Cincinnati on Wednesday, as Randy Wolf and the Brewers' bats led the team to victory at Miller Park.

The Astros were a 5-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -169 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Astros were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Washington staff and losing 5-0 to the Nationals on Thursday at Minute Maid Park.

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

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

A few Brewers at Astros trends to consider:
Milwaukee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing Houston
Milwaukee is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games at home
Houston is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Milwaukee

Next up:
Milwaukee at Houston, Saturday, August 11