Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 7/28/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 7/28/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Dodgers (2-2) at Houston Astros (2-1)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 9:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)

Walker Buehler (0-0) (0.00) vs. Framber Valdez (0-0) (0.00)

The Line: Houston Astros +140 / Los Angeles Dodgers -150 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros meet Tuesday in MLB action at Minute Maid Park.

The Los Angeles Dodgers look for an early statement victory after splitting a four-game series with the San Francisco Giants. After scoring 17 runs in their first two games, the Dodgers offense has been held to five runs in their last two games. This series begins a nine-game road trip for the Dodgers. Justin Turner leads the Dodgers with seven hits and four RBI while Enrique Hernandez and Corey Seager have combined for 11 hits and seven RBI. Walker Buehler gets the ball, and he was 14-4 with a 3.26 ERA and 215 strikeouts last season. This will be Buehler’s second career game against the Astros.

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The Houston Astros look for another win after taking three of four from the Seattle Mariners. The Astros have scored no less than six runs in all four games and are averaging 7.25 runs per game on the season. Michael Brantley leads the Astros with seven hits and six RBI while Martin Maldonado and Jose Altuve have combined for nine hits and 11 RBI. Framber Valdez gets the ball, and he was 4-7 with a 5.86 ERA and 68 strikeouts last season. This will be Valdez’s first career game against the Dodgers.

The Dodgers are 8-1 in their last 9 road games, 4-1 in their last 5 interleague road games and 12-1 in their last 13 games as a road favorite. The Astros are 47-12 in their last 59 during game 1 of a series, 39-14 in their last 53 home games and 41-18 in their last 59 overall. The over is 4-1-2 in Dodgers last 7 during game 1 of a series. The over is 3-0-1 in Astros last 4 interleague games. The Dodgers are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Houston and 4-9 in the last 13 meetings.

The Los Angeles Dodgers were able to enjoy a day off and have the clear starting pitching edge in this contest. However, we're getting a hot Astros team at home with plus money. The Houston Astros are averaging 7.25 runs per game through four games and we've seen this lineup put up crooked numbers consistently regardless of who has pitched over the years. When you get the Astros at plus money it's probably wise to take it, as they'll cash more times than not.

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Randy’s Pick Houston Astros +140

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