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Los Angeles Dodgers vs Houston Astros 07/29/2020 MLB Picks, Odds and Baseball Predictions
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Los Angeles Dodgers vs Houston Astros 07/29/2020 – Los Angeles Dodgers did it once again when they defeated the Houston Astros in the opening game of their series last night. The Dodgers have improved to 3-2 on the season and are now above the .500 mark. Houston Astros declined to 3-2 but are still sitting at the top of the AL West division alongside Oakland Athletics. Several mlb betting sites are up with their picks and predictions of this entertaining game. Both sides have a strong batting unit that has the potential to smash runs. Hence, the starting pitcher plays a crucial role in this game.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Houston Astros 07/29/2020
Los Angeles Dodgers
Los Angeles Dodgers witnessed Mookie Bets go two for four with one RBI and a double from the plate. Cody Bellinger, Justin Turner and Chris Taylor went deep from the plate to contribute to their 5-2 success against Houston Astros. From the pitching end, Walker Buehler threw three plus innings and surrendered just three hits and two runs. Brusdar Graterol came in as their reliever and improved his record to 1-1. The Dodgers will turn in Dustin May as their starting pitcher in this game against Houston. May will make his first appearance against the Astros.
Players to watch: M. Betts RF (GP5 AB24 R3 H5 2B1 3B0 HR0 RBI2 TB6 BB2 SO4 SB1 AVG0.208 OBP0.269 SLG0.25 OPS0.519 WAR0), C. Bellinger CF (GP5 AB22 R3 H5 2B1 3B0 HR0 RBI2 TB6 BB2 SO2 SB0 AVG0.227 OBP0.292 SLG0.273 OPS0.564 WAR0).
Houston Astros were helpless against Buehler on the mound. Strong pitching from Graterol later held off the Astros from scoring. Houston witnessed Carlos Correa go deep from the plate with a homer for his team. As a whole team, Houston managed to get just four hits. Starting pitcher Framber Valdez struggled from the mound in his four-plus innings. Valdez surrendered two runs and four hits. Houston will turn towards Cristian Javier as their starting pitcher in this game. Javier will make his first career start against the Dodgers.
Players to watch: G. Springer CF (GP5 AB20 R1 H1 2B0 3B0 HR1 RBI1 TB4 BB2 SO5 SB0 AVG0.05 OBP0.174 SLG0.2 OPS0.374 WAR0), M. Brantley LF (GP5 AB19 R4 H8 2B2 3B0 HR1 RBI6 TB13 BB2 SO3 SB1 AVG0.421 OBP0.476 SLG0.684 OPS1.16 WAR0).
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Houston Astros Betting Numbers
Los Angeles Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA’s last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston’s last 7 games.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Houston Astros Betting Picks
Surprisingly, both teams are experimenting with their starting pitchers. The Dodgers have a better shot at this game with Dustin May on the mound. The baseball odds are in favor of Los Angeles Dodgers to win this game.
Score Prediction: Los Angeles Dodgers 3, Houston Astros 1.