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Brewers @ Astros: Verlander, Astros to host Brewers in second game of series

Brewers @ Astros MLB odds spreads and predictions

The Milwaukee Brewers and Houston Astros will play in the second game of their series on Wednesday night on ESPN.

In the first game of this series on Tuesday, the Astros held on at home.

Brad Peacock allowed four runs on seven hits and struck out four batters over 6.1 innings, and Yuli Gurriel went 3-for-5 at the plate with a homer, two runs scored and three RBI to lead the Astros to a 10-8 victory.

Yordan Alvarez went 1-for-3 with a homerun, two runs scored and two RBI, and Robinson Chirinos and Tyler White drove in two RBI each for the Astros in the win.

Game information

When is it? Wednesday June 12th

What time is first pitch? 8:10 p.m. ET

Where is it being played? Minute Maid Park

Which channel is it on? ESPN

The lowdown

The Brewers came up just short in their opening defeat.

Catcher Yasmani Grandal was 3-for-5 at the plate with a homer, one run scored and four RBI, and reigining National League MVP Christian Yelich went 3-for-5, which included his league-leading 25th homer of the season, with two runs scored, one RBI for the Brewers.

The Brewers got no help from starting pitcher Freddy Peralta, who allowed six runs on eight hits over 4.0 innings of work.

Brewers @ Astros Run Line

The Houston Astros are giving the Brewers 1.5 runs in this baseball game.

I like the Astros to continue their winning run in the second game of this series.

Houston will have its ace Justin Verlander on the mound and I believe he will prove to be the difference in this one.

Take Houston here.

Brewers @ Astros Over/Under

The over/under in this one is set at 7.5 runs in this one.

My final score prediction: Houston Astros 4, Milwaukee Brewers 2.

Roll with the under in this matchup.

Where the game will be won or lost

Entering this series, the Astros and Brewers played each other 233 times between 1998 and 2012. They both had a winning record in the same season just once in that span. Milwaukee won the NL wild card in 2008, when it finished 90-72 and 4 1/2 games ahead of Houston.

This week's series will mark just the third time the Astros and Brewers have faced each other since 2013. Houston took two of three in 2013 before Milwaukee did the same in 2016. The two teams will meet again in Wisconsin for another two-game series Sept. 2-3.

This game will be a matchup between two elite pitchers.

The visting Brewers will send Brandon Woodruff to the mound.

Woodruff is 8-1 this season with a 3.87 ERA. He has 90 strikeouts over 74.1 innings of work.

Opposing him will be Astros ace Verlander, who sports a 9-2 record with a 2.31 ERA this season. He has 110 strikeouts over 93.2 innings.

Daniel Canova
@DanCanova in MLB