Houston Astros at Los Angeles Dodgers 8/5/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, August 5, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Gerrit Cole vs. Walker Buehler
Dodger Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, August 5, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Gerrit Cole for the Astros and Walker Buehler for the Dodgers.
Houston opens at -109 while Los Angeles opens at -101. The Astros have a 49-56-6 over/under record and a 56-55-0 run line mark. The Dodgers are 48-63-0 against the run line and have a 49-55-7 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 49-56-6 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 56-55-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 49-55-7 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 48-63-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
08/04/18 P Chris Devenski Hamstring 10-day DL (07/31)
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
08/04/18 P Erik Goeddel Side 10-day DL (08/03)
08/02/18 2B Chase Utley Wrist 10-day DL (08/02)
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 70-41 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Gerrit Cole has a 10-3 record with an earned run average of 2.55 and a WHIP of 0.98 this year. He has 194 strikeouts over his 141.1 innings pitched and he's given up 90 hits. He's allowed 5.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.15 and they have given up 250 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the bullpen and they've struck out 378 hitters and walked 79 batters. As a team, Houston allows 7 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.6 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.06. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 783 base hits and 340 earned runs. They have allowed 106 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 290 batters and struck out 1,173. They have walked 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.07 and their FIP as a unit is 3.20.
As a team Houston is hitting .257, good for 5th in the league. The Astros hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. George Springer is hitting .249 with an on-base percentage of .335. He has 104 hits this season in 417 at bats with 56 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .429 and an OPS+ of 114. Alex Bregman is hitting .279 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .381. He has totaled 116 hits and he has driven in 71 men in 416 at bats. His OPS+ is 153 while his slugging percentage is at .526. The Astros have 968 hits, including 200 doubles and 140 home runs. Houston has walked 391 times so far this season and they have struck out 839 times as a unit. They have left 741 men on base and have a team OPS of .758. They score 4.94 runs per contest and have scored a total of 548 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 61-50 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.65, Walker Buehler has a 4-4 record and a 1.06 WHIP this season. He has 71 strikeouts over the 69 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 59 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.73 and they have given up 357 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 432 batters and walked 155 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.9 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 3.45. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 891 base knocks and 387 earned runs this season. They have given up 120 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 304 hitters and struck out 1,061 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.18 while their FIP as a staff is 3.63.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 21st in the league. The Dodgers hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Matt Kemp comes into this matchup batting .294 with an OBP of .341. He has 101 hits this year along with 64 RBI in 344 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .497 with an OPS+ of 124. Manny Machado is hitting .306 this season and he has an OBP of .384. He has collected 130 hits in 425 at bats while driving in 70 runs. He has an OPS+ of 155 and a slugging percentage of .551. The Dodgers as a unit have 919 base hits, including 197 doubles and 155 homers. Los Angeles has walked 428 times this year and they have struck out on 957 occasions. They have had 763 men left on base and have an OPS of .756. They have scored 4.81 runs per game and totaled 534 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Astros -109
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