The Los Angeles Dodgers have paid out on the baseball betting lines in eight of Zack Greinke’s last nine trips to the mound dating back to June as the gets the ball for them once again on Saturday night against the Houston Astros.
Greinke is 13-2 with a 1.58 ERA on the season, and he held the Reds to just one run on six hits over seven innings of work in his most recent start on August 16. Scott Kazmir (6-8, 2.43 ERA) will pitch for the Astros on Saturday night.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Those going with the Houston Astros in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline underdogs of 115 at BetOnline for Saturday’s contest. The betting total was hovering near 7 at Bodog.
Odds – VSB
computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.8-3.7 victory for 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
67-56 Houston battles the Dodgers, currently with a 67-54 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Los Angeles injuries news.
It’s a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 17-rated Houston Astros and the league No. 16-ranked Los Angeles Dodgers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds – VSB
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Houston Astros No. 12-ranked scoring average of 4.28 runs per game, against a Los Angeles Dodgers offense rated No. 15 and scoring 4.15 runs per game. The Astros have averaged 8.05 hits per game to date this season, less than the Dodgers hitters have managed (8.37 per nine innings).
Houston owns the No. 3 defense, allowing 4.28 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Los Angeles’s No. 5-rated defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Dodgers were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Houston staff and losing 3-0 to the Astros on Friday at Minute Maid Park.
- 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 7 games on the road
- LA Dodgers is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Houston
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers’s last 7 games when playing Houston
- Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games
- Houston is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Los Angeles at Houston, Sunday, August 23rd