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MLB betting line favors Dodgers over Astros

Houston AstrosLos Angeles Dodgers
June 18, 10:10 PM | GrassDodger Stadium

Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

26-45TEAM RECORD31-40

The Dodgers get a visit from the Houston Astros in baseball action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Dodgers will rely on Rubby De La Rosa to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Wandy Rodriguez will be his counterpart for the Astros. Rubby De La Rosa is 2-0 this season, and Wandy Rodriguez is 4-3.

View Houston vs LA Dodgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Dodgers as -135 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 9-rated Dodgers and the league No. 15-ranked Astros, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Los Angeles has the National League's No. 13-rated offensive output, at 8.7 hits per game. The Astros average 9 hits per game, good for No. 4 on the National League list.

Los Angeles owns the National League's No. 11 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Houston's National League No. 15-rated defense.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 7-3 winner as they battled the Dodgers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Astros at +143 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Astros grabbed a win last time out, defeating Ted Lilly and the Dodgers 7-3 on Friday at Dodger Stadium.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing LA Dodgers are 4-6
After playing LA Dodgers are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

A few Astros at Dodgers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games when playing LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games on the road
Houston is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Dodgers' last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games when playing Houston
LA Dodgers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Dodgers' last 8 games at home

Next up:
Houston at LA Dodgers, Sunday, June 19

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