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Astros vs Dodgers Baseball Game Preview

Houston AstrosLos Angeles Dodgers
Aug 12, 10:10 PM | GrassDodger Stadium

Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

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The Los Angeles Dodgers battle the visiting Houston Astros on Friday in MLB betting action at Dodger Stadium.

Nathan Eovaldi gets the call for the Los Angeles Dodgers and he will try to build on a 1-0 mark. In the other dugout, Bud Norris brings a 5-8 ledger to the game for the Astros as he tries to quiet the Dodgers bats.

View Houston vs LA Dodgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Astros were listed as +-155 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 7 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Dodgers at No. 5 in the National League and the Astros at No. 14 in the National League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Los Angeles owns the No. 9 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.5 per game. By contrast, the Astros are rated No. 3 in the same category at 9 per game.

Defensively, Houston features the National League's No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 5 runs per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the National League at home, scoring 3.2 runs per game.

Houston was an 8-5 loser in its last match on the road against the Diamondbacks. They lost as +181 underdogs, while the total score of 13 made winners of OVER bettors. Houston lost in extra innings against the Diamondbacks on Thursday as Arizona edged them 8-5 at Chase Field.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 9-8 loser as they battled the Phillies at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at -113 were rewarded, while the 17 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Los Angeles looks to rebound from a loss to the Phillies, who beat them 9-8 on Wednesday behind a start from Vance Worley at Dodger Stadium.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing LA Dodgers are 6-4
After playing Arizona are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 3-7
After playing Philadelphia are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

A few Astros at Dodgers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games on the road
Houston is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing LA Dodgers
Houston is 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games at home
LA Dodgers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Houston
LA Dodgers are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing Houston
LA Dodgers are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games

Next up:
Houston at LA Dodgers, Saturday, August 13