Houston Astros at Los Angeles Dodgers 8/3/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, August 3, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Justin Verlander vs. Alex Wood
Dodger Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, August 3, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Justin Verlander for the Astros and Alex Wood for the Dodgers.
Houston opens at -120 while Los Angeles opens at +110. The Astros have a 49-55-6 over/under record and a 55-55-0 run line mark. The Dodgers are 47-62-0 against the run line and have a 48-54-7 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 49-55-6 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 55-55-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 48-54-7 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 47-62-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
08/01/18 RF George Springer Shoulder is "?" Friday vs Los Angeles Dodgers
07/28/18 2B Jose Altuve Knee 10-day DL (07/28)
07/03/18 C Brian McCann Knee 10-day DL (07/01)
06/28/18 SS Carlos Correa Back 10-day DL (06/26)
05/21/18 LF Derek Fisher Intestinal 10-day DL (05/20)
05/08/18 P Roberto Osuna Personal is out indefinitely
03/30/18 P Brady Rodgers Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jandel Gustave Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
08/01/18 3B Justin Turner Groin 10-day DL (07/23); expected to be activated Thursday vs Milwaukee Brewers
07/31/18 P Ross Stripling Toe 10-day DL (07/31)
07/26/18 P Zac Rosscup Finger 10-day DL (03/25)
07/07/18 P Yimi Garcia Forearm 10-day DL (07/04)
06/28/18 P Josh Fields Shoulder 10-day DL (06/28)
06/10/18 P Dennis Santana Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (06/05)
06/08/18 P Tony Cingrani Shoulder 10-day DL (06/07)
05/03/18 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Groin 60-day DL (05/03)
05/01/18 SS Corey Seager Elbow is out for season
03/30/18 P Julio Urias Shoulder 60-day DL (02/23)
03/30/18 P Tom Koehler Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 69-41 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Justin Verlander has a 10-6 record with an earned run average of 2.24 and a WHIP of 0.89 this year. He has 190 strikeouts over his 148.2 innings pitched and he's given up 105 hits. He's allowed 6.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.87. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.16 and they have given up 250 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the bullpen and they've struck out 376 hitters and walked 79 batters. As a team, Houston allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.5 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.08. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 779 base hits and 339 earned runs. They have allowed 105 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 289 batters and struck out 1,157. They have walked 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.08 and their FIP as a unit is 3.21.
As a team Houston is hitting .258, good for 5th in the league. The Astros hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Alex Bregman is hitting .281 with an on-base percentage of .382. He has 116 hits this season in 413 at bats with 71 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .530 and an OPS+ of 154. George Springer is hitting .249 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 103 hits and he has driven in 55 men in 414 at bats. His OPS+ is 113 while his slugging percentage is at .428. The Astros have 964 hits, including 199 doubles and 140 home runs. Houston has walked 388 times so far this season and they have struck out 834 times as a unit. They have left 734 men on base and have a team OPS of .761. They score 4.96 runs per contest and have scored a total of 546 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 60-49 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.68, Alex Wood has a 7-5 record and a 1.17 WHIP this season. He has 103 strikeouts over the 117.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 110 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.71 and they have given up 353 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 428 batters and walked 154 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.46. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 878 base knocks and 381 earned runs this season. They have given up 118 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 298 hitters and struck out 1,046 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.19 while their FIP as a staff is 3.61.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 22nd in the league. The Dodgers hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Manny Machado comes into this matchup batting .309 with an OBP of .388. He has 129 hits this year along with 70 RBI in 418 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .557 with an OPS+ of 157. Matt Kemp is hitting .296 this season and he has an OBP of .344. He has collected 101 hits in 341 at bats while driving in 64 runs. He has an OPS+ of 127 and a slugging percentage of .501. The Dodgers as a unit have 897 base hits, including 192 doubles and 147 homers. Los Angeles has walked 421 times this year and they have struck out on 934 occasions. They have had 755 men left on base and have an OPS of .749. They have scored 4.7 runs per game and totaled 512 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Astros -120
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