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Los Angeles Dodgers vs Houston Astros Betting Pick and Odds Preview

The Houston Astros will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the Los Angeles Dodgers invade Minute Maid Park on Friday.

Houston sends Mike Fiers out against Brett Anderson for the Los Angeles Dodgers in this game. Fiers is 5-9 with a 3.87 ERA on the season, while Anderson is 7-7 on the year and has a 3.54 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Houston was a -120 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 8.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Astros to win this game 4.8-3.9. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Houston Astros Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Houston (66-56) will face the 67-53 Dodgers in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Houston Astros rated this week at No. 17 and the Los Angeles Dodgers sitting at No. 16.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers rank No. 20 at 8.44 hits per game. That compares with the Houston Astros No. 29 ranking in that category.

Houston owns the No. 4 defense, allowing 4.29 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Los Angeles's No. 6-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Dodgers were saddled with a loss last time out in A Wood's start, as they lost 5-2 against Oakland on Wednesday at O.co Coliseum.

The Astros were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Tampa Bay staff and losing 1-0 to the Rays on Thursday at Minute Maid Park.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of LA Dodgers's last 13 games
  • LA Dodgers is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers's last 6 games on the road
  • LA Dodgers is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Houston
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 9 games
  • Houston is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games at home
  • Houston is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing LA Dodgers

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Houston, Saturday, August 22nd