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MLB Betting Pick & Prediction: Houston Astros vs. Milwaukee Brewers - May 24, 2023

May 24, 2023

The Houston Astros enter this game having won eight of their last nine games but are coming off a 0-6 shutout loss on the road against the Milwaukee Brewers in game two of the series on Tuesday.Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Brewers enter this game having lost three of their last five games but are coming off a 6-0 shutout win at home on Tuesday in game two of the series against the Houston Astros.BookMaker has the Milwaukee Brewers listed as -115 money line favorites at home against the Houston Astros and has set the total for the over/under plays at 9.5 runs. Which team will come away with the series win by winning game three of the series on Wednesday afternoon? Lets take a closer look at how these teams are faring this season.Houston Astros Team PreviewThe Houston Astros enter this game with an overall record of 28-20 which puts them in 2nd place in the AL West and are coming off a 0-6 shutout loss on the road in game two of the series against the Milwaukee Brewers.Offensively, Houston failed to score a run off five hits as they suffered their 2nd shutout loss of the season.The Astros will send Brandon Bielak to the mound for game three of the series against the Brewers on Wednesday. Bielak is 1-1 this season with a 2.89 ERA while recording 19 strikeouts.Milwaukee Brewers Team PreviewThe Milwaukee Brewers enter this game with an overall record of 26-22 which puts them in 1st place in the NL Central and are coming off a 6-0 win at home against the Houston Astros in game two of the series.Offensively, the Brewers scored six runs off nine hits with four of the runs coming in the 8th inning which included a two-run home run hit by Owen Miller that also scored Brian Anderson.Adrian Houser will take the mound for Milwaukee against Houston on Wednesday for game three of the series. Houser has yet to factor into a decision this year with an ERA of 3.07 and has recorded 11 strikeouts.Series Trends and Game PickBoth teams are 5-5 in the last ten games in the series however, Houston has outscored Milwaukee by an average of 4.9 to 4.1 runs per game in those matchups. The Brewers have won two of the last three games in the series, however, the Astros have outscored the Brewers by an average of 4.67 to 4 runs per game in those contests.The over has hit in six of the last ten games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 9 runs per game in those contests. The under has hit in two of the last three games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 8.67 runs per game in those matchups.Both pitchers have ERAs under 3.5 with Adrian Houser having an ERA of 3.07 and Brandon Bielak having a 2.89 ERA. The under has been the trend most recently in the series, hitting in two of the last three games. As a result, I am taking the under 9.5 runs on BookMaker for this matchup on Wednesday afternoon.Spooky Express Pick: Under 9.5 Runs