Astros vs. Dodgers - 8/23/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (67-54) at Houston Astros (67-56)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 2:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
C Kershaw (10-6) (2.34) vs. L McCullers (5-4) (3.17)
The Line: Houston Astros +160 / Los Angeles Dodgers -170 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Houston Astros hope to sweep the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday.
The Los Angeles Dodgers need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Dodgers have scored three runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last nine. The Dodgers have lost four of their last five when scoring three or less runs. Adrian Gonzalez leads LA with 127 hits and 73 RBI while Howie Kendrick and Jimmy Rollins have combined for 88 RBI. The Los Angeles Dodgers have lost seven straight road games. Clayton Kershaw gets the ball, and he’s 10-6 with a 2.34 ERA and 212 strikeouts this season. Kershaw is 3-2 with a 2.60 ERA and 43 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
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The Houston Astros look for a win after winning five of their last seven. The Astros have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in their last six games. The Astros have won five of their last eight when scoring three or less runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 146 hits and 51 RBI while Evan Gattis and Luis Valbuena have combined for 107 RBI. The Houston Astros have won seven of their last 10 home games. Lance McCullers takes the hill, and he’s 5-4 with a 3.17 ERA and 79 strikeouts this season. This is McCullers’ first career game against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 16-5 in their last 21 during game 3 of a series and 36-17 in Kershaws last 53 starts. The Astros are 17-4 in their last 21 vs. National League West and 5-0 in McCullers' last 5 home starts. The under is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings.
While the Astros are red hot, especially on their ome field, it's damn near impossible to bet against Kershaw. Look for the Dodgers to prevent the sweep.