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2021 MLB Handicapping
(64-42) Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (64-43)
Date: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021
Time: 10:10 PM ET
Venue: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
Projected Pitchers: Lance McCullers Jr. (HOU) vs. Walker Buehler (LAD)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Astros +110 Dodgers -141
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Astros +1.5, Dodgers -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8
The Astros will be in Los Angeles to take on the Dodgers for game 1 Tuesday at 10:10 ET.
Lance McCullers Jr. is going for the Astros and Walker Buehler is going for the Dodgers.
These teams played back in May and they split a 2 game set.
The Astros have been a very good team so far this year. They have won 3 of their last 5 games.
They are still in first place of the American League West with a record of 64-42. They lead the Athletics by 4.5 games.
Houston lost 5-3 to the Giants on Sunday. They ended up dropping 2 out of 3 games to San Francisco. In that series, the Astros scored 18 runs and allowed 19 runs.
Luis Garcia went 4.2 innings and allowed 5 earned runs on Sunday.
Lance McCullers Jr. has been good so far this year. He is 8-2 with a 3.23 ERA. His last start was against the Mariners where he went 6 innings and allowed 4 earned runs. The Astros won that game 8-6.
The Astros have gotten very good pitching this year. They have an ERA of 3.73 which is 11th best in the game.
Their offense is still the best in baseball when it comes to runs per game. They are scoring 5.47 runs per game.
Houston has hit 139 home runs which is 6th best in the game.
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers are a very good team and they only got better with their deadline acquisitions. They will be a force in the National League.
Even though they have had a very good season, they are still in 2nd place in the National League West with a record of 64-43. The Giants lead them by 3 games.
Los Angeles beat the Diamondbacks badly on Sunday by a score of 13-0.
Julio Urias went 5 innings and did not allow an earned run on Sunday.
Walker Buehler has been the ace of this staff so far this year. He is 11-1 with a 2.19 ERA. His last start was against the Giants where he went 7 innings and did not allow an earned run. LA won that game 8-0.
Even with Kershaw hurt and Bauer out on leave, this team has been excellent in the pitching department. They have an ERA of 3.18 which is the best mark in baseball.
Similar to the Astros, their offense is very good. They are scoring 5.23 runs per game which is 2nd best in baseball.
Los Angeles has hit 145 home runs which is 5th best in the majors.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Astros are 4-9 in their last 13 interleague games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Astros are 3-7 in their last 10 interleague games.
- Astros are 3-7 in their last 10 games vs. the National League West.
- Astros are 3-8 in their last 11 interleague games vs. a right handed starter.
- Dodgers are 4-1 in their last 5 interleague home games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Dodgers are 24-8 in their last 32 interleague home games vs. a right handed starter.
- Dodgers are 41-15 in their last 56 games following an off day.
- Dodgers are 37-14 in their last 51 Tuesday games.
Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Prediction:
This series should definitely be a compelling one. It features 2 of the best teams in baseball and is also a world series rematch. As a baseball fan, I cannot wait for it.
To me, these teams are about even, but I do give the edge to the Dodgers after they acquired Scherzer and Turner. I like them to win a close game on Tuesday.
Both of these pitchers are very good but Buehler is the better arm. I look for him to keep the Astros in check and for the Dodgers to do enough against McCullers in order to get a win.
I will lay the -141 with Los Angeles.
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