Wednesday night’s game between the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers seems to be a favorable betting matchup. Los Angeles (30-18) has been on an absolute tear lately, moving their winning streak to 8-straight last night.
Part of that dominance for the Dodger during this brilliant stretch of games has been their starting pitching. And they have one of their best going on Wednesday with Trevor Bauer taking the mound.
Bauer is coming off off back-to-back scoreless outings, save for an unearned run in San Francisco. Through his last 2 starts, he has pitched 13.1 innings and punched out 21 batters. Combine that with the fact that the Astros hit much worse against right-handed pitching, and the Dodgers look like a great pick.
|Over/Under||8.5 (-104 / -118)|
The Dodgers will be going up against Luis Garcia, a guy that hasn’t thrown past the 5th inning all year. With a bullpen that has a combined ERA of 4.25, Dusty Baker will be crossing his fingers he can go longer. Garcia has also run into a tough stretch of games in the month of May, pitching to a 4.05 ERA across 4 outings.
Predictions: Trevor Bauer cruises through 7 innings and gives up a run. Currently undefeated in his career at Minute Maid Park, he’ll carry the Dodgers to their 9th consecutive win. Look for guys like Max Muncy and Chris Taylor to get Garcia’s pitch count up early.
Over or Under? Pound that under! Unless the Dodgers have one of their wild breakouts, no way they’re hitting the over tonight in Houston.