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Dodgers Vs Astros: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 8/4/2021

Carlos Correa will try to collect his 100th hit of the season (he has 98) when his Houston Astros (64-42) take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (64-43) on Wednesday at 9:40 PM ET. Max Scherzer takes the mound first for Los Angeles (-210 to win), and Jake Odorizzi is Houston’s (+175)
choice to start.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of August 3, 2021, 10:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Dodgers vs Astros Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Scherzer (LAD) Pitcher Odorizzi (HOU)
8 – 4 W/L 4 – 5
111.0 IP 60.2
2.76 ERA 4.30
0.890 WHIP 1.140
11.9 K/9 8.0
2.3 BB/9 2.8

Dodgers Probable Starter Max Scherzer

  • Scherzer makes the start for the Dodgers, his 20th of the season. He is 8-4 with a 2.76 ERA and 147 strikeouts in 111 innings pitched.
  • In his last time out — while pitching for the Nationals — the right-hander tossed six innings against the Phillies on Thursday, allowing one earned run while surrendering three hits.
  • The opposing Astros offense has a collective .267 batting average, and is first in the league with 968 total hits and first in MLB play with 580 runs scored. They have the second-ranked slugging percentage (.440) and rank sixth in home runs (140) in all of MLB.
  • The Dodgers were favored on the moneyline for two Scherzer starts this season — they won both.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 3, 2021 at 10:13 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Astros Stats vs Scherzer

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Michael Brantley 49 .347 17 1 10 .382 .994
José Altuve 19 .211 4 0 0 .211 .422
Jason Castro 9 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Aledmys Díaz 8 .250 2 0 0 .250 .500
Martín Maldonado 7 .143 1 1 1 .250 .821
Yuli Gurriel 6 .500 3 1 3 .500 1.667
Carlos Correa 5 .400 2 0 1 .400 .800
Yordan Alvarez 3 .667 2 0 0 .800 1.467
Kyle Tucker 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 2.000

Astros Probable Starter Jake Odorizzi

  • The Astros will send Odorizzi (4-5) to the mound for his 14th start this season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Wednesday, when he threw 5 1/3 innings against the Mariners, giving up three earned runs while allowing five hits.
  • The Dodgers have scored 560 runs this season, which ranks second in MLB. They are batting .245 for the campaign with 147 home runs, fifth in the league.
  • When he starts a game and his team is the underdog on the moneyline, they have a record of 1-2.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 3, 2021 at 10:13 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Dodgers Stats vs Odorizzi

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Mookie Betts 30 .267 8 0 5 .378 .745
Albert Pujols 10 .000 0 0 0 .091 .091
Chris Taylor 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Billy McKinney 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000

Dodgers Betting Trends

  • The Dodgers average 5.1 runs per home game compared to 5.4 per contest on the road.
  • The Dodgers are the second-highest scoring team in baseball averaging 5.2 runs per game (560 total).
  • The Dodgers have won 61.5% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (64-40).
  • When it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -210 or shorter, Los Angeles has a 30-11 record (winning 73.2% of its games).
  • Los Angeles has played in 107 games with over/under set, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 50 times (50-51-6).
  • Los Angeles went 5-5 over the 10 games it was moneyline favorites in its last 10 matchups.

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Astros Betting Trends

  • No team has scored more than the 580 runs the Astros have this season.
  • In away games this season, they have scored a total of 301 runs (5.8 per game) while pushing across 279 total at home, an average of 5.2 per contest.
  • The Astros have won 12, or 52.2%, of the 23 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • Houston has not entered a game this season with longer moneyline odds than +175.
  • Houston and its opponents have hit the over in 59 of their 106 games with a total this season.
  • In three games as the underdog over the last 10 matchups, Houston has a record of 1-2.

Dodgers Players to Watch

  • Justin Turner has sent home a team-best 65 runs batted in.
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB play, Turner ranks 22nd in hits (108), 22nd in RBI (65), 14th in AVG (.297), and ninth in OBP (.385).
  • Max Muncy has put his power on display as he leads his team with 22 home runs.
  • Muncy ranks 18th in HR (22), and third in OBP (.407) among the qualified batters in MLB.
  • Muncy has safely hit in six straight games. Over that span he is hitting .346 with two doubles, two walks and three RBIs.

Dodgers Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Justin Turner 364 .297 61 20 65 .385 .890
Chris Taylor 361 .285 78 17 60 .377 .878
Mookie Betts 320 .269 65 15 41 .370 .876
Max Muncy 305 .279 61 22 62 .407 .964
Will Smith 274 .263 46 14 48 .361 .843
A.J. Pollock 260 .304 35 13 40 .350 .881
Cody Bellinger 172 .163 28 5 21 .259 .544
Matt Beaty 167 .251 28 4 30 .356 .709
Corey Seager 157 .268 22 4 22 .361 .781
Austin Barnes 147 .224 21 4 17 .325 .679

Astros Players to Watch

  • Yuli Gurriel is batting .324 with 12 home runs and 66 RBI for Houston this season.
  • Gurriel ranks seventh in hits (117), third in AVG (.324), 22nd in SLG (.490), seventh in OBP (.387), and 16th in RBI (66) among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Gurriel enters this game on a five-game hitting streak, during which he’s hitting
  • Jose Altuve leads Houston in home runs with 25 while driving in 65 runs and slugging .509.

Astros Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Jose Altuve 383 .277 80 25 65 .351 .860
Yuli Gurriel 361 .324 54 12 66 .387 .877
Carlos Correa 361 .271 68 16 58 .364 .838
Kyle Tucker 351 .274 54 20 64 .326 .845
Yordan Alvarez 335 .281 61 19 67 .346 .856
Michael Brantley 329 .331 54 6 35 .384 .861
Martín Maldonado 251 .179 29 8 27 .270 .581
Chas McCormick 163 .239 32 10 35 .301 .767
Aledmys Díaz 138 .297 20 6 26 .345 .852
Robel Garcia 95 .168 8 1 8 .238 .470

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