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Can Astros Make it Eight in a Row at Minute Maid Park in the Postseason?

In light of a 5-3 win in Game 3 on Friday, the Houston Astros are two wins away from winning the first World Series title in franchise history and will look to get closer to that goal when Game 4 gets underway on Saturday.

MyBookie opened the Astros as -127 home favorites with a total of 8.5.

Shark Bites
  • The UNDER is 6-1-2 in the Dodgers last nine road games.
  • The UNDER is 5-1 in Morton's last six starts.
  • The Dodgers are 0-5 in the last five meetings in Houston.

Alex Wood and Charlie Morton will get the start for the Dodgers and Astros, respectively. Wood (0-1, 5.79 ERA) is making his second start of the postseason after giving up three runs and four hits while fanning seven over 4 2/3 innings against the Chicago Cubs in the NLCS. The hurler is also pitching for just the second time in 31 days.

Morton (1-1, 6.23) hasn’t reached the six-inning mark in any of his three postseason starts but he has struck out 14 in 13 innings. After winning a career-high 14 games in the regular-season, Morton is making his first World Series start.

Sitting at a perfect 7-0 SU, the Astros have yet to lose at home in the playoffs. Houston is outscoring opponents 36-10 at Minute Maid Park in that span.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Houston Astros were listed as -112 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8 earlier at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.1-2.8 result in favor of the Astros. 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

The Houston Astros bring a 110-66 record to the battle against the 112-61 Dodgers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The Houston Astros sit at No. 2 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Los Angeles Dodgers sit at No. 7 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Houston Astros No. 1 ranked offense (5.41 runs per game) against a Los Angeles Dodgers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 2 at 3.54 runs allowed per game. The Houston Astros have been averaging 9.66 hits per game, more than the Los Angeles Dodgers have managed so far this season (8.3 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Los Angeles owns the No. 2-rated road mark, allowing 3.77 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Dodgers were saddled with a loss last time out in Y Darvish's start, as they lost 5-3 against Houston on Friday at Minute Maid Park.

Betting Trends
  • LA Dodgers is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games
  • LA Dodgers is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • LA Dodgers is 8-17 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
  • LA Dodgers is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Houston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 15-5 ATS in its last 20 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Houston, Sunday, October 29th