The few remaining fans at Minute Maid Park will be treated to a game between the Milwaukee Brewers 28-41 and the Houston Astros 27-45 when they take their seats on Wednesday. I was visiting Houston and watched them win last night with an empty stadium. It was me and about 10 player wives. I took some pics of the players wives for SportsPicks.com Insiders. Who says money doesn’t buy happiness?
The Brewers will give the ball to starter Kyle Lohse in this one. Righthander Lohse is 2-6 this season with a 3.84 ERA.
Starting this game for the Astros will be Erik Bedard. The lefthander has a 5.24 ERA to go along with a 2-3 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Brewers listed as 118-moneyline favorites versus the Astros, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.
Milwaukee lost its last outing, a 10-1 result against the Astros on June 18. Bettors who backed the Astros at +102 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Milwaukee has lost 2 straight games.
Milwaukee: 28-41 SU
Houston: 27-45 SU
Milwaukee most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
Houston most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After a win are 7-3
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee’s last 6 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
Milwaukee is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Milwaukee is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston’s last 6 games when playing Milwaukee
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston’s last 9 games
Houston home to Milwaukee, Thursday, June 20