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Astros vs Dodgers Baseball Game Preview

Houston AstrosLos Angeles Dodgers
May 25, 10:10 PM | GrassDodger Stadium

Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

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

Houston puts its faith in starter Lucas Harrell to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 3-3. Getting the ball for the Dodgers is Clayton Kershaw, who owns a 4-1 record on the season with a 1.90 ERA.

View Houston vs LA Dodgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Los Angeles sat as -230 favorites. The total was set at 6.5.

Power Rankings:
The Dodgers - Astros odds would favor the Dodgers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Los Angeles is rated No. 1 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Houston is at No. 8 in the National League.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Los Angeles and its National League No. 4-rated batting order, averaging 4.6 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 8 lineup of the Astros at 4.1 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Los Angeles has the National League's No. 2-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the National League's No. 5 mark in runs allowed.

The Astros were a 5-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got Houston at -130 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. Houston got the job done in their last match in a 5-1 victory over Chicago on Wednesday at Minute Maid Park behind starter Wandy Rodriguez.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 11-4 loser as they battled the Diamondbacks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Diamondbacks at -122 were rewarded, while the 15 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Los Angeles suffered a 11-4 loss against Arizona on Wednesday, as Ted Lilly wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Chase Field.

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

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

A few Astros at Dodgers trends to consider:
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Houston's last 16 games
Houston is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
LA Dodgers are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games at home
LA Dodgers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games
LA Dodgers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing Houston
LA Dodgers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Houston

Next up:
Houston at LA Dodgers, Saturday, May 26