Astros vs. Dodgers MLB Prediction

Astros vs. Dodgers, 8/4/21 MLB Predictions & Betting Odds

The Astros took the series opener on Monday night in L.A. where they shut out the Dodgers 3-0. With Max Scherzer set to make his debut tonight for the Dodgers, will the home team cash this time around or is there a better bet on the board?

Game Snapshot

979 Houston Astros (+175) at 980 Los Angeles Dodgers (-210); o/u 8.5

9:40 p.m. ET, Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA

Houston Astros DFS Notes

Yordan Alvarez crushed a two-run homer on Tuesday, leading the Astros to a 3-0 victory over the Dodgers. Alvarez blasted a majestic 415-foot two-run homer to right-center field off lefty reliever Victor González in the eighth inning, stunning a crowd of 52,692 fans at Dodger Stadium, the largest in baseball this season. The 24-year-old slugger owns a sublime .280/.348/.515 triple-slash line with 62 runs scored, 20 round-trippers, 69 RBI and one stolen base across 379 plate appearances.

Los Angeles Dodgers DFS Notes

Dodgers acquired RHP Max Scherzer and INF Trea Turner from the Nationals for C Keibert Ruiz, RHP Josiah Gray, OF Donovan Casey and RHP Gerardo Carrillo. What a day to be a Dodgers fan. Not only did the Padres fail to get deal for Scherzer across the finish line, but the Dodgers were able to pry Trea Turner away as well and strengthen what was already one of the strongest and deepest rosters in the league. The 37-year-old has been as good as ever this season, posting a 2.76 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 147/28 K/BB ratio over 111 innings. His fantasy value soars even higher with this move, with the vaunted Dodgers offense supporting him and pitching his home games in the friendly confines of Dodger Stadium.

Padres vs. Nationals MLB Betting Prediction

The under is 5-2-1 in the last eight meetings between these two teams at Dodger Stadium and is 14-5-2 in the last 21 meetings overall. The under is also 26-12-3 in the Astros’ last 41 interleague road games and is 22-7-2 in their last 31 interleague road games versus a right-handed starter. On the other side, the under is 4-1-1 in the Dodgers’ last six games as a home favorite, is 12-3-3 in their last 18 home games versus a right-handed starter and is 4-1-1 in their last six games a home favorite.



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