Astros vs. Dodgers Saturday Prediction
Game 1 of the World Series rematch between the Astros and Dodgers turned into a pitcher's duel. Will it be more of the same on Saturday night when these two teams meet again at 9:10 p.m. ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, August 4, 2018
9:10 p.m. ET, Dodger Stadium
TV: HOU (ATTH); LAD (SNLA)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Twins as a -118 favorite. As of this writing, 60% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Twins to beat the Cardinals on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Astros' McCullers' strikes out 11 but Houston falls to Rangers
Lance McCullers allowed four runs over 5 1/3 innings while striking out 11 in a loss to the Rangers on Sunday. McCullers was sizzling in the first four innings, but he struggled over his final two frames to put a damper on what looked to be a dominant start from the right-hander. Sunday was McCullers' season in a nutshell, as when he's been on, he's been great. When he's struggled, it can be ugly. His ERA is up to 4.06, but he does have a strong 133 strikeouts in 122 innings. We’ll see him pitch again against the Dodgers on Saturday.
Dodgers' Maeda allows four runs in loss to Brewers
Kenta Maeda allowed four earned runs over just 4 2/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Brewers. Maeda issued three walks and gave up seven hits, including an RBI single to Travis Shaw in the top of the first inning and a three-run homer to Eric Thames in the top of the third. It was the first loss for Maeda since June. He holds a solid 3.48 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, and 119/35 K/BB ratio in 98 1/3 innings this season. Up next is a start at home against the defending World Series-champion Astros.
MLB Betting Trends
The Astros are 8-3 in their last 11 games versus the Dodgers.
The Dodgers have lost four of Maeda's last five starts overall.
The under is now 9-2-1 in the last 12 meetings between these two teams and is 5-1 in the last six meetings at Dodger Stadium. The unde ris also 4-1 in the Astros' last five games overall, is 12-3-1 in their last 16 interleague games versus a right-handed starter, and is 4-1-1 in McCullers Jr.'s last six starts versus the National League West. On the other side, the under has hit in six of the Dodgers' last eight games overall and is 7-1 in their last eight interleague games.
The Pick: Astros/Dodgers under 7.5