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Astros vs Dodgers in baseball test

The Los Angeles Dodgers look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Astros arrive at Dodger Stadium on Saturday.

Houston puts its faith in starter Bud Norris to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 5-1. Getting the ball for the Dodgers is Chad Billingsley, who owns a 2-3 record on the season with a 3.91 ERA.

View Houston vs LA Dodgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Dodgers in this one will find them as -140 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 7 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The Dodgers sit at No. 1 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Astros sit at a National League No. 8 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Los Angeles' National League No. 4-ranked scoring average of 4.5 runs per game, against a Astros offense rated No. 8 and scoring 4.1 runs per game in the league. The Dodgers have averaged 8.9 hits per game to date this season, more than the Astros hitters have managed (8.3 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Houston owns the National League's No. 8-rated road mark, allowing 4.3 runs per game on the highway. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.

The Astros were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Dodgers. That made winners of bettors who got Houston at +195 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. Houston looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Dodgers, a 3-1 final on Friday in support of Lucas Harrell at Dodger Stadium.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing LA Dodgers are 4-6
After playing LA Dodgers are 2-8
After a win are 5-5

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


A few Astros at Dodgers trends to consider:
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
Houston is 2-6 SU in their last 8 games when playing LA Dodgers
LA Dodgers are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games at home
LA Dodgers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
LA Dodgers are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games
LA Dodgers are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing Houston

Next up:
Houston at LA Dodgers, Sunday, May 27