MLB Baseball Picks: Milwaukee Brewers vs. Houston Astros Odds: August 5th 2011
The Milwaukee Brewers are simply on a roll right now. They have won eight of nine to get to 62-50 on the season. Now they take on baseball’s worst team in the Houston Astros, who are 37-74 on the year. Houston just traded away their two best players in Hunter Pence and Michael Bourn, meaning this team is clearly looking ahead to next season already. Milwaukee starter Yovani Gallardo is 12-7 with a 3.69 ERA on the season, and 2-1 with a 1.35 ERA in his last three starts. Houston starter J.A. Happ is 4-13 with a 6.01 ERA and 1.631 WHIP in 21 starts this year, including 1-2 with a 7.63 ERA and 2.021 WHIP in his last three outings.
Gallardo is 9-2 with a 3.00 ERA and 1.181 WHIP in 11 career starts against Houston. The Brewers are a perfect 6-0 in Gallardo’s last six starts against the Astros, winning all six times by two runs or more. Happ is 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA in his last two starts against Milwaukee, allowing 7 earned runs, 3 home runs and 19 base runners in 9 1/3 innings. The Astros lost both of those games by two runs or more. Happ is 7-14 against the run line in all games this year, including 2-9 against the run line (-10.1 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season. Bet the Brewers on the Run Line Friday.
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