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MLB betting line favors Brewers over Astros

Houston AstrosMilwaukee Brewers
April 23, 8:10 PM | GrassMiller Park

Houston Astros vs Milwaukee Brewers Odds


A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Houston duelling Milwaukee on Monday at Miller Park.

Lucas Harrell, with a record of 1-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Astros, while the Brewers trot Zack Greinke to the mound in this one. He is 1-1 so far in 2012.

View Houston vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Houston before the first pitch in this match will find them as +-205-moneyline underdogs. They will see an opening total of 7.5.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 8-rated Brewers and the league No. 10-ranked Astros, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Astros rank No. 5 in the National League at 8.7 hits per game. That compares with Milwaukee’s No. 14 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Houston features the National League's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 4 runs per game. Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the National League at home, scoring 4.2 runs per game.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 12-0 winner as they battled the Dodgers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Astros at +116 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Houston enjoyed a laugher in their last game on Sunday, running up a 12-0 score against the Dodgers.

In their last action, Milwaukee was a 4-1 loser at home against the Rockies. Bettors on Colorado at +135 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Milwaukee looks to rebound from a loss to the Rockies, who beat them 4-1 on Sunday behind a start from Jeremy Guthrie at Miller Park.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing LA Dodgers are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Houston are 8-2
After playing Colorado are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Astros at Brewers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Houston's last 20 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
Milwaukee is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 7 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games

Next up:
Houston at Milwaukee, Tuesday, April 24