The Milwaukee Brewers and Houston Astros meet in Game 2 of their current two-game interleague series on Wednesday, June 12th at the Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.

The Brewers are currently the top team in the National League Central while the Astros are first in the American League West division.

Right-hander Brandon Woodruff gets the nod to open on top of the mound for the Brewers. The 26-year-old right-hander has started a total of 13 games this season and has a record of 8-1 with an ERA of 3.87 and a WHIP of 1.17. The Brewers are 9-1 SU in Woodruff’s last 10 starts of the season.

In a total of 74.1 innings pitched this year, Woodruff has allowed a total of 32 earned runs on 67 hits with 8 home runs. He is 7th in the National League with 90 strikeouts and Woodruff also has walked a total of 20 batters this season. In his last start, Woodruff allowed 3 earned runs on four hits in 6.0 innings of work. He got the win as the Brewers beat the Pirates 10-4 last June 7th.

Right fielder Christian Yelich is Milwaukee’s top offensive player. Yelich is hitting at a team-high .340 on the season and he also leads the Brewers with 53 RBIs and 24 home runs on the season. As a team, the Brewers are batting at a .254 clip and have scored a total of 332 runs this season.

What are the Moneyline Odds?

Brewers

+140

Astros

-150

Odds from BetOnline.ag as of 6/12/19.

For the Houston Astros, it will be 36-year old Justin Verlander who will open on top of the hill on Wednesday. The former Old Dominion standout has a record of 9-2 this season in a total of 14 starts. Verlander has an ERA of 2.31, a WHIP of 0.74 and a BAA of .151 this season. The Astros are 8-2 in his last 10 starts.

Verlander has allowed a total of 24 earned runs on 50 hits with 14 home runs. He is ranked 3rd in the American League with 110 strikeouts and he has walked a total 19 batters this season. In his last start, Verlander allowed three earned runs on five hits in 6.1 innings pitched as got the win during the Astros’ 8-7 win over the Mariners last June 6th.

Left fielder Michael Brantley leads Houston with his .317 batting average. Third-baseman Alex Bregman leads the Astros with a total of 44 RBIs and 18 home runs drilled this year. The Astros are hitting at a .267 average and have scored a total of 342 runs on the season.

Baseball Who Wins?

The Brewers are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games played. Milwaukee is 3-1 SU in their last four games played on the road. The Astros are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games played and are 2-1 SU in their last three games played at home. Head to head, the Astros are 4-3 SU in their last seven meetings and Houston is also 6-4 SU in their last 10 home games against Milwaukee.

The Brewers are 0-5 SU in their last five games against the American League West. Milwaukee is also just 1-7 SU in their last eight road interleague games and 1-4 SU in their last 5 interleague road games against a team with a winning record. On the other hand, the Astros are 8-2 SU in Verlander’s last 10 starts and 7-0 SU in his last seven Wednesday starts. Houston is also 5-1 SU in his last six starts after Verlander had a quality start in his previous appearance.

Verlander is 2-0 SU against the Brewers, 7-1 SU in his last 8 home starts and 7-3 SU in his last 10 home starts with his team as baseball betting favorite. The Brewers are 2-4 SU in their last six June games against the Astros and 3-7 SU as betting underdogs on the road against Houston.

As the trends show, Verlander is an excellent choice for the Astros as not only has been good pitching at home, he also has a very good Wednesday record. Houston’s line-up may be injury-riddled but their left-handed-hitters like Brantley and Redick are healthy and Woodruff has had trouble with lefty batters this season. Verlander also has a very impressive 2.0 ERA with a WHIP of 0.64 which is over 36 innings pitched at the Minute Maid Park so you’ve got to like his chances here. I’m picking the Houston Astros to defeat the Milwaukee Brewers on 6/12/19.

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Baseball Other Bets To Make

The Brewers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games played. Milwaukee is 3-1 ATS in their last four games played on the road. The Astros are 5-5 ATS in their last 10 games played. Houston is 1-2 ATS in their last three games played at home.

What are the Spread Odds?

Brewers

+1.5 (-110)

Astros

-1.5 (-110)

Odds from BetOnline.ag as of 6/12/19.

Houston has outscored Milwaukee by 1.1 runs per game in their last 10 meetings and seven out of the Astros’ last 10 games were decided by more than two runs. Meanwhile, Milwaukee’s last 10 games were won by two or more runs. Verlander’s ERA is 1.47 better than Woodruff’s so I have to go with Verlander here. Prediction: Astros -1.5

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The total has gone over is six out of the last 10 games played by the Brewers. Milwaukee has seen the total go over in three out of their last four road games played. The total has gone under in six out of the last 10 games played by the Astros. The under is 3-0 in Houston’s last three games played at home. Head to head, the total has gone over in seven out of their last 10 games played. The over is 4-1 in their last five meetings in Houston.

What are the Totals Odds?

Brewers

O 8.5 -105

Astros

U 8.5 -115

Odds from BetOnline.ag as of 6/12/19.

The under is 2-0 in Verlander’s two starts against the Brewers, 8-2 in his last 10 home starts, 8-2 in his last 10 starts overall and also 8-2 in his last 10 home starts with his team as betting favorite. The over is 6-4 in Woodruff’s last 10 starts but the total has gone under in four out of his last six road starts. These teams have averaged 9.3 runs per game in their last 10 meetings and 8.33 runs per game in their last three games against each other.  Four out of Milwaukee’s last six games have gone over 7.5 runs while the Astros have seen half of their last six games go over the 7.5 total. Prediction: Over 7.5

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