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Houston Astros home to Brewers in baseball betting action

Milwaukee BrewersHouston Astros
Aug 7, 2:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Milwaukee Brewers vs Houston Astros Odds

64-50TEAM RECORD37-76

The Houston Astros will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Milwaukee Brewers invade Minute Maid Park on Sunday.

Zack Greinke gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Brewers on this day; he's 9-4 on the season. The Astros, meanwhile, will counter with Bud Norris, who will be looking to improve on his 5-7 mark.

View Milwaukee vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Astros in this one will find them as +150 underdogs on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 7.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 12-ranked Astros and the National League No. 3-rated Brewers in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Houston's National League No. 13-ranked scoring average of 3.8 runs per game, against a Brewers offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.4 runs per game in the league. The Astros have averaged 8.9 hits per game to date this season, more than the Brewers hitters have managed (8.8 per nine innings).

Defensively, Milwaukee features the National League's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.6 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the National League at home, scoring 3.9 runs per game.

Milwaukee won its last outing, a 7-5 result against the Astros on August 6. Bettors who backed the Brewers at -148 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Milwaukee rolled to a 7-5 win against Houston on Saturday, as Chris Narveson and the Brewers' bats led the team to victory at Minute Maid Park.

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

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

A few Brewers at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
Milwaukee is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Milwaukee's last 12 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Houston's last 12 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games when playing Milwaukee
Houston is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Milwaukee

Next up:
Milwaukee at St. Louis, Tuesday, August 9
Houston at Arizona, Monday, August 8