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Brewers visit Houston Astros in MLB clash

Milwaukee BrewersHouston Astros
Aug 6, 7:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Milwaukee Brewers vs Houston Astros Odds

63-50TEAM RECORD37-75

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

Chris Narveson gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Brewers on this day; he's 7-6 on the season. The Astros, meanwhile, will counter with Brett Myers, who will be looking to improve on his 3-11 mark.

View Milwaukee vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Astros in this one will find them as +135 underdogs on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Astros rated this week at No. 12 and the Brewers sitting at No. 3.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Houston has the National League's No. 13-rated offensive output, at 8.9 hits per game. The Brewers average 8.8 hits per game, good for No. 6 on the National League list.

Houston owns the National League's No. 16 defense, allowing 5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Milwaukee's National League No. 8-rated defense.

Last time out for Milwaukee, they were an 8-1 winner as they battled the Astros on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Brewers at -205 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Milwaukee got the job done in their last match in an 8-1 victory over Houston on Friday at Minute Maid Park behind starter Yovani Gallardo.

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

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

A few Brewers at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
Milwaukee is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Milwaukee's last 11 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Houston's last 11 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games when playing Milwaukee
Houston is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Milwaukee at Houston, Sunday, August 7