Houston Astros at Los Angeles Dodgers odds, picks and prediction
The Houston Astros (64-42) kick off a two-game road series Tuesday against the defending world champion Los Angeles Dodgers (64-43). First pitch coming at 10:10 p.m. ET at Dodger Stadium. Let's analyze the lines around the Astros vs. Dodgersodds with MLB picks and predictions.
Astros RHP Lance McCullers Jr. (8-2, 3.23 ERA) makes his 18th start. He has a 1.22 WHIP, 4.4 BB/9 and 10.6 K/9 through 97 2/3 IP.
- He has allowed 2 or fewer runs in 12 of his 17 starts.
- Has a 6.55 ERA through his last two starts after allowing 4 earned runs in each.
Dodgers RHP Walker Buehler (11-1, 2.19 ERA) makes his 22nd start. He has a 0.90 WHIP, 2.1 BB/9 and 9.2 K/9 through 135 2/3 IP.
- Buehler has given up 2 or fewer earned runs in 16 of his 21 starts.
- He has an ERA of 0.99 across his last four starts; the Dodgers are 3-1 in those games.
Astros at Dodgers odds, lines, picks and prediction
- Money line: Astros +145 (bet $100 to win $145) | Dodgers -180 (bet $180 to win $100)
- Against the spread/ATS: Astros +1.5 (-145) | Dodgers -1.5 (+115)
- Over/Under: 8.5 (O: -115 | U: -105)
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Dodgers 5, Astros 4
Money line (ML)
The Astros have lost two in a row and are 3-3 on their road trip. They have the third-highest road-winning percentage in the league this year.
The Dodgers have won two games in a row and are 33-18 at Dodger Stadium. They are 14-7 with Buehler on the mound.
These teams split a two-game series at Houston in May.
Take the DODGERS (-180).
The Astros are 55-51 ATS overall and 27-25 ATS on the road. They have failed to cover the spread in their last two games but did cover it in six of the seven games prior.
The Dodgers are 51-56 ATS overall and 25-26 ATS at Dodger Stadium. They have covered the spread in four of their last 14 games.
Take the ASTROS +1.5 (-145).
Four of McCullers' last five, and eight of his last 10, starts had totals of 9 or more runs. Eight of the Astros' last 11 games have had totals of 9 or more runs.
Three of Buehler's last five starts have had totals of 9 or more runs. Three of the last five games for Los Angeles had totals of 9 or more runs.
Take OVER 8.5 (-115).
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