Astros vs. Dodgers Sunday Prediction
This weekend's rematch of last season's World Series has gone in favor of the Houston Astros thus far. As the Astros go for the sweep of the Dodgers on Sunday, will the game turn low-scoring for bettors at 4:10 p.m. ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, August 5, 2018
4:10 p.m. ET, Dodger Stadium
TV: HOU (ATTH); LAD (SNLA)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Dodgers as a -118 favorite. As of this writing, 74% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Astros to beat the Dodgers 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' Cole punches out eight in loss to Mariners
Gerrit Cole surrendered two runs on four hits over 6 2/3 innings in a 2-0 loss against the Mariners on Monday. Cole flummoxed the Mariners offense early on and didn’t surrender a hit until Jean Segura beat out an infield single with two outs in the sixth inning. The ensuing batter, veteran outfielder Denard Span, kept the frame alive with a line-drive single to center before Nelson Cruz ripped a two-run double to left field to put the Mariners in front for good. Despite a complete lack of contact, Cole wasn’t operating at peak efficiency, needing 73 pitches to get through the first five frames. He issued a pair of walks, and also hit a batter, throwing 72 of 101 pitches for strikes. The 27-year-old righty is 10-3 with an impressive 2.55 ERA and a 194/48 K/BB ratio over 22 starts. He will take on the Dodgers in Los Angeles on Sunday.
Dodgers' Buehler pitches seven strong innings in loss to Brewers
Walker Buehler allowed one run on five hits over seven innings in a loss to the Brewers on Tuesday. Buehler struck out seven and did not walk a batter. He threw 105 pitches (78 strikes), eclipsing his previous career-high (97 pitches) established on May 16. The highly-touted righty has oscillated between the major-league rotation and Triple-A Oklahoma City this season, but he’s making a strong argument to remain a permanent member of the big-league rotation with outings like this. The 24-year-old has allowed two earned runs or less in nine of 12 starts this season. He's 4-4 with a 3.65 ERA and an impressive 71/14 K/BB ratio over 69 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Astros are 17-5 in Cole's last 22 starts and 9-3 in his last 12 road outings.
The Dodgers have won 22 of their last 33 interleague games despite losing their last two games to the Astros.
The under is 9-3-1 in the last 13 meetings between these two teams and is 5-2 in the last six meetings at Dodger Stadium. The under is 4-1-1 in Cole's last six starts overall, is 24-10-2 in their last 36 games against the National League West, and is 12-4-1 in their last 17 interleague games versus a right-handed starter. On the other side, the under is 6-3 in the Dodgers' last nine games and is 6-1 in Buehler's last seven home starts.
The Pick: Astros/Dodgers under 7