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Dodgers vs. Astros: Betting Odds and Predictions With Trevor Bauer on the Bump

Can anyone stop Trevor tonight in Houston? We think not.



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. 

Dodgers Odds -148
Astros Odds +126
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. 

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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. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. I had to turn the game off at 5-1; I could not finish watching it. That game needed to be won, but Roberts threw it away when they were only one run behind and Astros bullpen was going to be pitching. There could have been such a good chance to win it in that situation, such a good chance for the Dodgers to get a couple runs. They were playing against cheaters who were never punished, cheaters who cheated against them and had no remorse, and the Dodgers should give them no quarter from now until – every time they meet. Too late now for that. Instead he doesn’t go with his best in the bullpen and allows a sink-or-swim inning. That worked out great last night but tonight was a disaster. He allowed these cheaters to feel legitimate and to feel like they are on the same level as the Dodgers. But he doesn’t get that. All the times he has toyed with the lineup and pitchers throughout the game pale in significance to this.

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