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Moneyline favors Brewers in battle with Astros

Milwaukee BrewersHouston Astros
July 8, 2:05 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 Sunday at Minute Maid Park.

The Astros will rely on Jordan Lyles to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Marco Estrada will be his counterpart for the Brewers. Jordan Lyles is 2-5 this season, and Marco Estrada is 0-3.

View Milwaukee vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Houston opened as +120 moneyline underdogs in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 9.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Astros at No. 16 in the National League and the Brewers at No. 11 in the National League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Houston's National League No. 10-ranked scoring average of 4 runs per game, against a Brewers offense rated No. 5 and scoring 4.5 runs per game in the league. The Astros have averaged 8.2 hits per game to date this season, less than the Brewers hitters have managed (8.4 per nine innings).

Milwaukee brings the National League's No. 14-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Astros' league No. 15-ranked defense.

Last time out for Milwaukee, they were a 6-3 loser as they battled the Astros on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Astros at +139 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Milwaukee suffered a 6-3 loss against Houston on Saturday, as Zack Greinke wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Minute Maid Park.

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing San Francisco are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

A few Brewers at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Milwaukee's last 14 games when playing Houston
Milwaukee is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Milwaukee's last 14 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Milwaukee's last 10 games
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Houston's last 14 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston's last 10 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games

Next up:
Milwaukee home to Pittsburgh, Friday, July 13
Houston at San Francisco, Friday, July 13