MLB Betting Preview: Dodgers vs Astros
A pair of 2nd place teams will match up in Houston as the Los Angeles Dodgers take on the Houston Astros Wednesday night for another Dodgers vs Astros rivalry match. The Los Angeles Dodgers won the first meeting on Tuesday behind a strong outing from lefthander Clayton Kershaw. The Dodgers are now 30-18 on the season and trail just the San Diego Padres in the NL West standings. The Houston Astros have lost four straight games after losing 9-2 on Tuesday. The Astros are 26-22 on the season, which is good enough for 1 game behind Oakland in the American League West. The Dodgers come into the game as the listed favorites at -140 over the Houston Astros.
Red Hot Los Angeles Dodgers
The Los Angeles Dodgers are red hot. Los Angeles has won 8 straight games and rocking and rolling over opponents. The defending World Series Champions added Albert Pujols, and the momentum has built. Los Angeles is scoring more than 5 runs per game and averaging 8.4 hits per game. The Dodgers have the best OBP in all of Major League Baseball as well. Justin Turner leads the offense, despite just a .271 average, he steadies the ship. Max Muncy is the leading home run hitter for the Dodgers, while Mookie Betts has been a doubles machine, with 15 on the season.
Trevor Bauer gets to pitch this game for the Dodgers. The former Indians and Reds star has been outstanding all season. Bauer has struck out 88 batters this season and walked just 18. Bauer sits with a 5-2 record on the season, and his earned run average sits at 1.98. In his last outing, Bauer allowed just 2 hits and 1 run over 7 innings. In his last 23.2 innings, Bauer has allowed just 12 hits and 4 runs, with 3 of them earned.
Houston Counters with Garcia
Luis Garcia will get the start for the Houston Astros. His last start was solid, as he went 5 innings and allowed 3 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 7 batters. Garcia has started 7 games this season and thrown 40 innings. During that time, Garcia has struck out 47 batters and walked 14. He sits with a 2-3 record and an earned run average of 3.38. Garcia is just 24 years old and in his first full season in Major League Baseball.
The Houston Astros are the second-leading scoring team in Major League Baseball. Houston is scoring 5.2 runs per game and leads the league in hits and batting average. Houston has 9.3 hits per game and an average of .269. The Astros bats are anchored by Yuri Gurriel, Michael Brantley, and Alex Bregman. Bregman leads with a .319 batting average, while Gurriel has recorded 15 doubles in the early going. The leading home run hitter for the Astros thus far has been Kyle Tucker, with 10. During the Astros four-game losing streak, they are scoring just 3.6 runs per game.
Bauer Dominates Tough Astros Lineup
There is no doubt Trevor Bauer is looking forward to this game. One of the most energetic pitchers in all of Major League Baseball has made it known he has no love lost for the Houston Astros. Bauer is ready to bring his best game and keep the Dodgers rolling. Look for a nice, strong 7+ inning outing, and the Dodgers offense brings the heat. The Dodgers win this game over the Astros on Wednesday.
Make sure to book this date and enjoy another Dodgers vs Astros match-up.
When you are going to make your bets for Major League Baseball, be sure to include the Los Angeles Dodgers -140 over the Houston Astros!