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Randy Wolf faces Jordan Lyles in MLB odds action

Houston AstrosMilwaukee Brewers
July 29, 8:10 PM | GrassMiller Park

Houston Astros vs Milwaukee Brewers Odds

35-70TEAM RECORD57-49

Miller Park hosts an MLB battle between the Milwaukee Brewers and the visiting Houston Astros on Friday.

Milwaukee sends Randy Wolf out against Jordan Lyles for the Astros in this game. Wolf is 6-8 with a 3.62 ERA on the season, while Lyles is 0-5 on the year and has a 4.55 ERA.

View Houston vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Brewers as -180 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open 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. 12 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 (9.1 per nine innings).

Defensively, Houston features the National League's No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.9 runs per game. Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the National League at home, scoring 5.1 runs per game.

In their last action, Houston was a 5-3 winner on the road against the Cardinals. Bettors on Houston at +183 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Houston looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Cardinals, a 5-3 final on Thursday in support of Wandy Rodriguez at Busch Stadium.

The Brewers were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got Milwaukee at -183 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Brewers enjoyed a 4-2 victory at the expense of the Cubs on Thursday, with Shaun Marcum throwing 6 innings of 7-hit ball at Miller Park.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Friday are 1-9
Before playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Astros at Brewers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
Houston is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games
Houston is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
Milwaukee is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Milwaukee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Houston at Milwaukee, Saturday, July 30