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Houston Astros host Milwaukee Brewers in baseball action

Milwaukee BrewersHouston Astros
Sep 2, 8:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Milwaukee Brewers vs Houston Astros Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Milwaukee duelling Houston on Friday at Minute Maid Park.

Milwaukee puts its faith in starter Zack Greinke to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 13-5. Getting the ball for the Astros is Lucas Harrell, who owns a 0-0 record on the season with a 0.00 ERA.

View Milwaukee vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Astros as +190 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:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 13-rated Astros and the league No. 2-ranked Brewers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Houston and its National League No. 12-rated batting order, averaging 3.9 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 7 lineup of the Brewers at 4.4 runs per outing.

Defensively, Milwaukee features the National League's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.4 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the National League at home, scoring 4 runs per game.

Milwaukee was an 8-4 loser in its last match at home against the Cardinals. They lost as -186 favorites, while the total score of 12 made winners of OVER bettors. Milwaukee suffered an 8-4 loss against St. Louis on Thursday, as Yovani Gallardo wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Miller Park.

In their last action, Houston was a 2-0 winner at home against the Pirates. Bettors on Houston at +113 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Houston threw a shutout at Pittsburgh in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by J.A. Happ to defeat Pittsburgh 2-0 on Wednesday.

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

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

A few Brewers at Astros trends to consider:
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing Houston
Milwaukee is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Houston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Milwaukee

Next up:
Milwaukee at Houston, Saturday, September 3