Houston vs Milwaukee MLB Betting Guide

Posted by Aaron . on April 8, 2016 in

On Saturday night, the Milwaukee Brewers host the Houston Astros in interleague play. The Astros (1-2) are tied for second in the American League West and lost in New York to the Yankees, 8-5, on Thursday. They face the Brewers in their series opener on Friday night. The Brewers (1-2) sit in fourth place in the National League Central but just picked up their first win of the season on Wednesday, beating the San Francisco Giants at home, 4-3. Find out the latest MLB betting odds here.

Houston Astros vs Milwaukee Brewers MLB Betting Guide

When: Saturday, April 9, 2016, 7:10pm ET
Where: Miller Park, Milwaukee, WI
TV: RTSW, FSWI
Radio: WTMJ 620 AM Milwaukee
Live Stream: MLB.tv
MLB Odds: TBA
Pitching Matchup: Doug Fister (0-0, 0.00 ERA) (HOU) vs Wily Peralta (0-1, 9.00 ERA) (MIL)

Why should you bet on the the Brewers?

The Brewers could feast on the Astros’ starting pitching, as Doug Fister did not impress with the Washington Nationals last year, who kept shuttling him back and forth between the starting rotation and the bullpen. He did fight some forearm issues last year but did not report any of those concerns in the spring. Even so, Fister has a way of leaving fastballs out over the plate, and he does not have dominant speed. Chris Carter blasted his first home run for the Brewers in their Wednesday victory over San Francisco, and it is that type of contribution that can snowball into a winning streak.

Why should you put your money on Houston?

Wily Peralta did not pitch well for the Brewers on Opening Day, permitting five runs to the Giants (four earned) on six hits in his four innings of work. He did take eight hitters to two-strike counts but was unable to slam the door. The Astros are showing the same stumbling sort of play that allowed the Texas Rangers to catch them down the stretch in the American League West last season, pitching inconsistently and failing to hit in the clutch.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I like Peralta to find his better stuff against the Astros, and I think Houston will continue to scuffle around on offense. I’m picking Milwaukee to win this one, 5-2.