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JA Happ vs Yovani Gallardo matchup featured in MLB action

Houston AstrosMilwaukee Brewers
July 30, 7:10 PM | GrassMiller Park

Houston Astros vs Milwaukee Brewers Odds

35-71TEAM RECORD58-49

The Houston Astros will look to grab a road win when they take on the Brewers in Milwaukee at Miller Park on Saturday in baseball odds action.

The match puts starter JA Happ for the Astros on the hill facing Yovani Gallardo for the Brewers. Happ brings a 4-12 mark to the game, while Gallardo is 11-7 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 -250 favorites. The total was set at 8.5.

Power Rankings:
The Brewers sit at No. 5 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Astros sit at a National League No. 14 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Milwaukee's National League No. 7-ranked scoring average of 4.3 runs per game, against a Astros offense rated No. 13 and scoring 3.8 runs per game in the league. The Brewers have averaged 8.6 hits per game to date this season, less than the Astros hitters have managed (9 per nine innings).

Defensively, Houston features the National League's No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.8 runs per game. Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the National League at home, scoring 5.1 runs per game.

The Astros were a 4-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Brewers. That made winners of bettors who got Milwaukee at -174 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. Houston didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Randy Wolf in a losing cause, 4-0, against Milwaukee on Friday.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After playing Milwaukee are 8-2
After a loss are 3-7

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing Houston are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

A few Astros at Brewers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games
Houston is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Houston is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing Houston

Next up:
Houston at Milwaukee, Sunday, July 31