Los Angeles Dodgers at Houston Astros 10/29/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Clayton Kershaw vs. Dallas Keuchel
The Los Angeles Dodgers head to Minute Maid Park on Sunday, October 29, 2017 to take on the Houston Astros in Game 5 of the World Series. The expected starting pitchers are Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers and Dallas Keuchel for the Astros.
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The odds for this matchup have Los Angeles at -130 and Houston at +120. The Dodgers have a 69-82-11 over/under mark and a 78-84-0 run line record. The Astros are 91-85-0 against the run line and have a 88-78-10 over/under record.
Valuable 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
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 88-78-10 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 91-85-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
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)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Dodgers have a 104-58 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw has a 18-4 record with an earned run average of 2.31 and a WHIP of 0.95. He has 202 strikeouts over his 175 innings pitched and he's given up 136 hits. He allows 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.07. 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 bullpen and they've struck out 637 hitters and walked 183 batters. 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 collectively have given up 1,226 base hits and 543 earned runs. They have allowed 184 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 442 batters and struck out 1,549. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.16 and their FIP as a unit is 3.67.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .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 game. Corey Seager is hitting .295 with an on-base percentage of .375. He has 159 hits this season in 539 at bats with 77 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .479 and an OPS+ of 125. Chris Taylor is hitting .288 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .354. He has totaled 148 hits and he has driven in 72 men in 514 at bats. His OPS+ is 122 while his slugging percentage is at .496. The Dodgers have 1,347 hits, including 312 doubles and 221 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 649 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,380 times as a unit. They have left 1,146 men on base and have a team OPS of .771. They score 4.75 runs per contest and have scored a total of 770 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 101-61 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.90, Dallas Keuchel has a 14-5 record and a 1.12 WHIP. He has 125 strikeouts over the 145.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 116 hits. He allows 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.79. 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 Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 662 batters and walked 213 opposing hitters. 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 as a team have surrendered 1,314 base knocks and 662 earned runs this season. They have given up 192 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 522 hitters and struck out 1,593 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 3.91.
As a team, they are batting .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 contest. Jose Altuve comes into this matchup batting .346 with an OBP of .410. He has 204 hits this year along with 81 RBI in 590 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .547 with an OPS+ of 165. Alex Bregman is hitting .284 this season and he has an OBP of .352. He has collected 158 hits in 556 at bats while driving in 71 runs. He has an OPS+ of 129 and a slugging percentage of .475. The Astros as a unit have 1,581 base hits, including 346 doubles and 238 homers. Houston has walked 509 times this year and they have struck out on 1,087 occasions. They have had 1,094 men left on base and have an OPS of .823. They have scored 5.53 runs per game and totaled 896 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Astros +120
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