Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Free MLB Picks

May 25, 2012


The Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at Dodger Stadium.
The Astros will trot Lucas Harrell out to the mound in this one. Righthander Harrell has a 3-3 record and a 4.09 ERA this season.
Meanwhile, it’ll be Clayton Kershaw who starts for the Dodgers. Lefthander Kershaw is 4-1 with a 1.90 ERA so far this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Dodgers listed as 230-moneyline favorites versus the Astros, while the game’s total is sitting at 6½.
The Astros were a 5-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got Houston at -130 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 11-4 loser as they battled the Diamondbacks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Diamondbacks at -122 were rewarded, while the 15 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Current streak:
Houston has won 3 straight games.

Team records:
Houston: 21-23 SU
Los Angeles: 30-14 SU

Houston most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing LA Dodgers are 3-7
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Arizona are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Houston’s last 16 games
Houston is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
LA Dodgers are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games at home
LA Dodgers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games
LA Dodgers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing Houston
LA Dodgers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Houston

Next up:
LA Dodgers home to Houston, Saturday, May 26

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