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2021 MLB Handicapping
(64-42) Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (64-43)
Date: Wednesday, August 4th, 2021
Time: 9:40 PM ET
Venue: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
Projected Pitchers: Jake Odorizzi (HOU) vs. Max Scherzer (LAD)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Astros +160 Dodgers -208
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Astros +1.5, Dodgers -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 9
The Astros will be in Los Angeles to take on the Dodgers for game 2 Wednesday at 9:40 ET.
Jake Odorizzi is going for the Astros and Max Scherzer is going for the Dodgers.
They played earlier in the year and they split a 2 game set.
The Astros have been one of the best teams in baseball and they have won 3 of their last 5 games.
They still sit 1st in the American League West with a record of 64-42. They lead the Athletics by 4.5 games.
Houston lost 2 out of 3 games to the Astros over the weekend. They scored 18 runs and allowed 19 runs in that series.
Luis Garcia went 4.2 innings and allowed 5 earned runs on Sunday. The Giants won that game 5-3.
Jake Odorizzi has been decent this year. He is 4-5 with a 4.30 ERA. His last start was against the Mariners where he went 5.1 innings and allowed 3 earned runs. The Astros won that game 11-4.
This team has gotten good pitching this year. The club has an ERA of 3.73 which is 10th best in baseball.
Their offense is still the best in baseball when it comes to runs scored per game. They are scoring 5.47 runs per game.
Houston has hit 140 home runs which is 6th best in the majors.
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers have had an impressive season so far. They have won 3 of their last 5 games.
They still find themselves 2nd in the National League West with a record of 64-43. They are 3.5 games behind the Giants.
Over the weekend, LA scored 26 runs and allowed 9 runs as they beat the Diamondbacks 2 out of 3 games.
Julio Urias went 5 innings and did not allow an earned run on Sunday.
This game will be the first start for Max Scherzer in a Dodger uniform. He has had a very good year so far. The righty is 8-4 with a 2.76 ERA.
The pitching has been very good for this team and it only got better over the deadline. The team has an ERA of 3.18 which is the best in the majors.
The Dodgers are also very good when it comes to offense. They are scoring 5.23 runs per game which is 2nd best in baseball.
Los Angeles is a very powerful team. They have hit 147 home runs which is 5th best in baseball.
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 94-37 in their last 131 home games vs. a right handed starter.
- Dodgers are 36-15 in their last 51 during game 2 of a series.
Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Prediction:
This is a matchup between 2 of the best teams in baseball. It should be a very interesting one. I am excited to see Scherzer in his first game with the Dodgers.
I do believe the Dodgers are the better team by a small margin and I think they will take this one. Los Angeles has been a very good team at home this year and I look for that to continue.
I look for Scherzer to pitch better than Odorizzi leading to a victory for the Dodgers.
I will go with the Dodgers on the run line.
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