Houston Astros at Los Angeles Dodgers 10/25/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Get todays MLB odds and lines on this game.
Probable Pitchers: Justin Verlander vs. Rich Hill
The Houston Astros head to Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of the World Series. The Dodgers lead the series 1-0 after winning Game 1 by a score of 3-1. The expected starting pitchers are Justin Verlander for the Astros and Rich Hill for the Dodgers.
The odds for this matchup have Houston at +104 and Los Angeles at -113. The Astros have a 87-77-9 over/under mark and a 89-84-0 run line record. The Dodgers are 78-84-0 against the run line and have a 69-82-11 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 87-77-9 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 89-84-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 69-82-11 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 78-84-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
10/01/17 P Brady Rodgers Elbow 60-day DL (08/31)
10/01/17 P David Paulino Elbow 60-day DL (10/01)
09/14/17 CF Jake Marisnick Thumb out indefinitely
04/20/17 P Jandel Gustave Elbow 60-day DL (04/19)
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
10/23/17 SS Corey Seager Back is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs. Houston Astros
09/30/17 LF O' Koyea Dickson Shoulder 60-day DL (09/29)
09/27/17 1B Adrian Gonzalez Back out for season
09/22/17 P Josh Ravin Abdominal 60-day DL (09/18)
07/28/17 P Grant Dayton Neck 60-day DL (07/28)
06/25/17 LF Franklin Gutierrez Back 60-day DL (06/25)
06/05/17 P Adam Liberatore Forearm 10-day DL (05/31)
05/27/17 CF Andrew Toles ACL 60-day DL (05/10)
05/27/17 P Scott Kazmir Hip 60-day DL (03/30)
03/31/17 P Yimi Garcia Elbow 60-day DL (02/15)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 101-61 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Justin Verlander has a 15-8 record with an earned run average of 3.36 and a WHIP of 1.18. He has 219 strikeouts over his 206 innings pitched and he's given up 170 hits. He allows 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.27 and they have given up 485 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the bullpen and they've struck out 662 hitters and walked 213 batters. As a team, Houston allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.12. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 1,314 base hits and 662 earned runs. They have allowed 192 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 522 batters and struck out 1,593. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 3.91.
As a team Houston is hitting .282, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .478 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .346, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.8 hits per game. Jose Altuve is hitting .346 with an on-base percentage of .410. He has 204 hits this season in 590 at bats with 81 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .547 and an OPS+ of 165. Carlos Correa is hitting .315 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .391. He has totaled 133 hits and he has driven in 84 men in 422 at bats. His OPS+ is 160 while his slugging percentage is at .550. The Astros have 1,581 hits, including 346 doubles and 238 home runs. Houston has walked 509 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,087 times as a unit. They have left 1,094 men on base and have a team OPS of .823. They score 5.53 runs per contest and have scored a total of 896 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 104-58 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.32, Rich Hill has a 12-8 record and a 1.09 WHIP. He has 166 strikeouts over the 135.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 99 hits. He allows 6.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.72. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.38 and they have given up 463 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 637 batters and walked 183 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.38. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,226 base knocks and 543 earned runs this season. They have given up 184 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 442 hitters and struck out 1,549 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.16 while their FIP as a staff is 3.67.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 22nd in the league. The Dodgers hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Justin Turner comes into this matchup batting .322 with an OBP of .415. He has 147 hits this year along with 71 RBI in 457 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .530 with an OPS+ of 149. Corey Seager is hitting .295 this season and he has an OBP of .375. He has collected 159 hits in 539 at bats while driving in 77 runs. He has an OPS+ of 125 and a slugging percentage of .479. The Dodgers as a unit have 1,347 base hits, including 312 doubles and 221 homers. Los Angeles has walked 649 times this year and they have struck out on 1,380 occasions. They have had 1,146 men left on base and have an OPS of .771. They have scored 4.75 runs per game and totaled 770 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Astros +104
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Today's Free MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Expert MLB Picks