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Astros vs Dodgers Baseball Game Preview

Houston AstrosLos Angeles Dodgers
Aug 14, 4:10 PM | GrassDodger Stadium

Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

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Los Angeles will try to be nasty hosts on Sunday when the Houston Astros pay a visit to Dodger Stadium.

Hiroki Kuroda gets the call for the Los Angeles Dodgers and he will try to build on a 7-14 mark. In the other dugout, Jordan Lyles brings a 1-6 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:
Bettors looking to side with the Dodgers in this one will find them as -201 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 7 at its open earlier today.

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:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Astros rank No. 5 in the National League at 8.9 hits per game. That compares with Los Angeles’s No. 10 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Houston owns the National League's No. 15-rated road mark, allowing 4.9 runs per game on the highway. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 14 in scoring at home.

The Astros were a 6-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Dodgers. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -220 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors. The Astros endured a 6-1 loss at the hands of the Dodgers on Saturday, with Wandy Rodriguez throwing 6 innings of 6-hit ball at Dodger Stadium.

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

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Astros at Dodgers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Houston's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games on the road
Houston is 2-7 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
LA Dodgers are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Dodgers' last 8 games at home
LA Dodgers are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games
LA Dodgers are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games at home

Next up:
Houston home to Chi Cubs, Monday, August 15
LA Dodgers at Milwaukee, Monday, August 15