Houston fans will fondly recall their 2017 World Series championship. Of course, Dodgers fans will have an opposite reaction. In that Fall Classic, the Astros scored a baseball betting upset for the ages. Houston captured the only World Series championship in their history. Tuesday the Astros host the Dodgers.
Both teams are top tier World Series favorites. To be exact nobody would be shocked if these clubs meet in October. Handicappers would be hard-pressed to find more complete teams. The quality depth and impact players will not be lacking. Also, Houston and LA have winning habits.
Los Angeles Dodgers at Houston Astros
|Date and Time:||Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 9:10 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas|
|Dodgers vs. Astros TV Coverage:||FS1|
Los Angeles Dodgers at Houston Astros SBG Odds Analysis
On this occasion, the Dodgers have a potential sportsbook starting pitcher advantage. Counter to that will be a better than normal Houston price.
Los Angeles Dodgers Overview
Of great concern to some gamblers is the expanded 16-team playoff. Los Angeles is seen as a team that may take its foot off the gas. From this point, the Dodgers are considered a playoff certainty.
SP Walker Buehler (2019 stats), 14 W, 4 L, 3.26 ERA, 182.1 IP, 153 H, 20 HR, 37 BB, 215 SO,.223 AVG, 1.04 WHIP, Closer Kenley Jansen (2019 stats), 5 W, 3 L, 3.71 ERA, 33 SV, 63.0 IP, 51 H, 9 HR, 16 BB, 80 SO, .213 AVG, 1.06 WHIP, 2B Max Muncy, .364 AVG, .533 OBP, 1.091 SLG, 1.624 OPS, 3 R, 2 2B, 0 3B, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 1 SB
Houston Astros Overview
Houston is playing for new manager Dusty Baker. Hence the veteran manager sees this as his best chance to finally win a World Series. Despite the sign-stealing scandal, the Astros remain a loaded team. In turn, their power-packed lineup makes them a threat to every game.
SP Framber Valdez (2019 stats), 4 W, 7 L, 5.86 ERA, 70.2 IP, 74 H, 9 HR, 44 BB, 68 SO, .267 AVG, 1.67, Closer Roberto Osuna, 0 W, 0 L, 0.00 ERA, 0 SV, 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 BB, 0 SO, .250 AVG, 1.00 WHIP, LF Michael Brantley .429 AVG, .500 OBP, .857 SLG, 1.357 OPS, 1 R, 0 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 0 SB
The Dodgers Are:
- 12-3 in their last 15 away games
- 4-5-1 under the total on the road
- 5-7 in their last 12 games at the American League
- 4-6-1 under the total in away games vs. the American League
- 4-9 in their last 13 games against the Astros
- 2-5-1 under the total vs. Houston
The Astros Are:
- 9-6 in their last 15 home matchups
- 9-3-1 over the total at Minute Maid Park
- 9-4 at home against the Dodgers
- 3-6-1 under the total at home against Los Angeles
- 4-8 in their last 12 home games vs. the National League
- 15-3 over the total when hosting National League teams
Los Angeles Dodgers at Houston Astros SBG Free Pick
In this situation, the Dodgers do have the baseball betting edge on the hill. Further, LA gets a far more affordable price on the road.
Dodgers at Astros SBG Best Bet: Los Angeles Dodgers