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Milwaukee Brewers take on Astros in baseball test

Milwaukee BrewersHouston Astros
April 29, 8:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Milwaukee Brewers vs Houston Astros Odds

12-12TEAM RECORD9-16

The visiting Brewers hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to steal a win at Minute Maid Park against the Houston Astros.

Shaun Marcum gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Brewers on this day; he's 2-1 on the season. The Astros, meanwhile, will counter with Brett Myers, who will be looking to improve on his 1-0 mark.

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Betting Line:
If you're going with the Astros in this one, they're listed as moneyline underdogs of +110 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 1-rated Brewers taking on the National League's No. 14-rated Astros in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 6 ranked National League offense (4.6 runs per game) against a Brewers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 8 in the National League at 4.3 runs allowed per game. The Astros have been averaging 9.6 hits per game, less than the Brewers have managed so far this season (9.7 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Houston has the National League's No. 16-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Brewers own the National League's No. 8 mark in runs allowed.

Milwaukee lost its last outing, a 7-6 result against the Reds on April 27. Bettors who backed the Reds at +135 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (13) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Brewers got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against Cincinnati on Wednesday; it was a 7-6 final at Miller Park in MLB wagering action.

The Astros were a 11-7 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -148 on the moneyline, while the total score (18) was good news for OVER bettors. The Astros endured a 11-7 loss at the hands of the Cardinals on Thursday, with Nelson Figueroa throwing 5 innings of 6-hit ball at Minute Maid Park.

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

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

A few Brewers at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 7 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 6 games
Milwaukee is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Milwaukee's last 21 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games
Houston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games when playing at home against Milwaukee

Next up:
Milwaukee at Houston, Saturday, April 30