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Bud Norris vs Hiroki Kuroda matchup featured in MLB action

Houston AstrosLos Angeles Dodgers
June 19, 4:10 PM | GrassDodger Stadium

Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

27-45TEAM RECORD31-41

MLB wagering interest swings to the Los Angeles vs Houston battle on Sunday at Dodger Stadium as the Dodgers try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Dodgers will rely on Hiroki Kuroda to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Bud Norris will be his counterpart for the Astros. Hiroki Kuroda is 5-8 this season, and Bud Norris is 4-5.

View Houston vs LA Dodgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Dodgers as -145 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Dodgers, most recently No. 9 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Astros, who rate a National League No. 15 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Los Angeles' National League No. 13-ranked scoring average of 3.8 runs per game, against a Astros offense rated No. 9 and scoring 4 runs per game in the league. The Dodgers have averaged 8.7 hits per game to date this season, less than the Astros hitters have managed (9.1 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Los Angeles has the National League's No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the National League's No. 15 mark in runs allowed.

Houston was a 7-0 winner in its last match on the road against the Dodgers. They won as +114 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. Wandy Rodriguez chucked 6 shutout innings at the Dodgers in their last game, striking out 6 in a 7-0 win against Los Angeles in baseball action at Dodger Stadium.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Texas are 3-7
After playing LA Dodgers are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Detroit are 6-4
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few Astros at Dodgers trends to consider:
Houston is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Houston's last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games when playing LA Dodgers
Houston is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Dodgers' last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 7 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Dodgers' last 9 games at home
LA Dodgers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Houston

Next up:
Houston at Texas, Monday, June 20
LA Dodgers home to Detroit, Monday, June 20

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