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MLB betting line favors Dodgers over Astros

Los Angeles DodgersHouston Astros
May 25, 2:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Houston Astros Odds

22-28TEAM RECORD18-31

Houston will look to improve on its 18-31 record when take on Los Angeles, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Wednesday.

Aneury Rodriguez gets the call for the Houston Astros and he will try to build on a 0-2 mark. In the other dugout, Ted Lilly brings a 3-4 ledger to the game for the Dodgers as he tries to quiet the Astros bats.

View LA Dodgers vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Houston opened as +110 moneyline underdogs in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 13-rated Dodgers taking on the National League's No. 15-rated Astros in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 8 ranked National League offense (4 runs per game) against a Dodgers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 11 in the National League at 4.3 runs allowed per game. The Astros have been averaging 8.8 hits per game, more than the Dodgers have managed so far this season (8.4 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Houston has the National League's No. 16-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Dodgers own the National League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 5-4 winner as they battled the Astros on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Dodgers at -118 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Los Angeles looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Astros, a 5-4 final on Tuesday in support of Chad Billingsley at Minute Maid Park.

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Florida are 6-4
After playing Houston are 8-2
After a win are 3-7

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Arizona are 4-6
After playing LA Dodgers are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Dodgers at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games

Next up:
LA Dodgers home to Florida, Friday, May 27
Houston home to Arizona, Friday, May 27

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