Milwaukee Brewers at Houston Astros
|Date & Time||Wednesday June 12, 2019, 8:10 PM (EDT)|
Minute Maid Park
Houston Astros -150 / Milwaukee Brewers +140 O/U: 7.5
ATSW, FSWI, ESPN
The Milwaukee Brewers and the Houston Astros will match up in MLB activity on Wednesday.
In the Tuesday edition of this set, The Astros jumped out to an 8-3 lead, then had to hang on for a 10-8 victory.
For Wednesday’s game, the Brewers will be bringing out Brandon Woodruff in the start. Woodruff has 74.1 innings with an 8-1 record this year, alongside a 3.87 ERA, 90 Ks and 20 BBs.
Milwaukee managed 11 hits on the night Tuesday. Christian Yelich and Yasmani Grandal each homered there, combining for six hits, five RBI and three runs.
Over on the Astros’ side, it’s Justin Verlander’s turn to make the start Wednesday. Across 93.2 innings and a 9-2 record this year, Verlander has a 2.31 ERA with 110 Ks and 19 BBs.
The Astros put up 12 hits in the Tuesday win. Yuli Gurriel led the charge for Houston with three hits, three RBI, two runs and a two-run homer.
The Brewers are 1-4 in their last five in game two of a series and 4-0 in Woodruff’s last four road starts. Milwaukee is 16-5 in Woodruff’s last 21 starts and the over is 4-1 in their last five Wednesday games.
Meanwhile, the Astros are 7-0 in Verlander’s last seven Wednesday starts and 8-2 in his last 10 home starts. Houston is 43-18 in Verlander’s last 61 starts and 16-5 in his last 21 with five days’ rest.
Woodruff had a bad outing in Pittsburgh earlier this month, but otherwise he’s got five quality starts in his last six starts. Woodruff also has 25 strikeouts over his last three games.
As for Verlander, he’s been rock-steady with six straight quality starts and 7.0 innings pitched in five of his last six (the other was 6.1 innings).
This should be a great pitching matchup, but I’m not picking against Verlander at home right now. I’m going Astros.