L.A. Dodgers vs. Houston Astros World Series Game 3 Odds - Free Pick
In Game 3 of the World Series the 112-60 L.A. Dodgers head to Houston to take on the 109-66 Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas tonight. The first pitch of Game 3 at Minute Maid Park is scheduled to be thrown at 8:00 PM ET.
The betting odds for the first of three in Houston has the Astros listed as -129 favorites on the moneyline with the total offered up at 8.5 runs.
In Game 2 or this series the two teams set a record for home runs in a game with 8 as the slugfest lasted 11 innings before the Astros prevailed 7-6. Overall in the game, the Astros scored seven runs on 14 hits while the Dodgers scored six runs on just five hits.
This season the Dodgers rank 12th in the Majors in runs scored and 2nd in team ERA.
The Astros rank 1st in the Majors in runs scored and 11th in team ERA.
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Pitching Match Up
L.A. Yu Darvish (10-12 3.86 ERA)
Houston: Lance McCullers Jr. (7-4, 4.25 ERA)
Yu Darvish goes for the Dodgers tonight and his last start was in Game 3 of the NLCS where he went six innings and gave up one earned run in a 6-1 win over the Cubs. The Dodgers have won both of his post-season starts where he has given up two earned runs in 11 innings of work. In four career playoff starts Darvish is 2-2 with an ERA of 3.52. In six career road starts against the Astros while a member of the Texas Rangers Darvish went 4-1 with an ERA of 2.16. Overall, the Dodgers have won four of Darvish’s last five starts and have won five of his last seven road starts.
Lance McCullers Jr. gets the nod for the Astros in this Game 3 and his last start was in relief in Game 7 of the ALCS where he got the save pitching four scoreless innings in a 4-0 win over the New York Yankees. The Astros have lost his previous three playoff appearances, including three starts, where he has an ERA of 3.52 and after giving up five earned runs in his first post-season appearance he has only given up three outings. This game will be McCullers Jr.’s first start of the season against the Dodgers. Overall, Houston has lost eight of his last nine starts and they have lost his last five starts after they scored at least five runs in their previous game.
The Astros are 4-1 in their last 5 games against the Dodgers.
The Astros are 4-0 in their last 4 home games against the Dodgers.
In the last 6 games between these teams the Under record is 5-1.
In the last 7 games between these teams in Houston the Under record is 6-1.
This season the Astros are 54-33 at home and the Dodgers are 50-35 on the road.
Straight Up / Over/Under / Run Line Records
L.A. Dodgers: 112-60 SU / O/U 82-84 / Run Line W/L 90-82
Houston Astros: 109-66 SU / O/U 88-78 / Run Line W/L 90-85
L.A. at Houston Key Betting Trends
- LAD is 5-1 in their last 6 road games
- LAD is 4-0 in their last 4 games following a loss
- LAD has an Under record of 6-1-1 in their last 8 road games
- HOU is 6-0 in their last 6 playoff home games
- HOU is 20-7 in their last 27 home games
- HOU has an Under record of 9-4 in their last 13 home games
Key Player Injuries
[LF] 09/30/2017 - O' Koyea Dickson 60-day DL (09/29) ( Shoulder )
[1B] 09/27/2017 - Adrian Gonzalez out for season ( Back )
[P] 09/22/2017 - Josh Ravin 60-day DL (09/18) ( Abdominal )
[P] 07/28/2017 - Grant Dayton 60-day DL (07/28) ( Neck )
[LF] 06/25/2017 - Franklin Gutierrez 60-day DL (06/25) ( Back )
[P] 06/05/2017 - Adam Liberatore 10-day DL (05/31) ( Forearm )
[P] 05/27/2017 - Scott Kazmir 60-day DL (03/30) ( Hip )
[CF] 05/27/2017 - Andrew Toles 60-day DL (05/10) ( ACL )
[P] 03/31/2017 - Yimi Garcia 60-day DL (02/15) ( Elbow )
[P] 10/01/2017 - Brady Rodgers 60-day DL (08/31) ( Elbow )
[P] 10/01/2017 - David Paulino 60-day DL (10/01) ( Elbow )
[CF] 09/14/2017 - Jake Marisnick out indefinitely ( Thumb )
[P] 04/20/2017 - Jandel Gustave 60-day DL (04/19) ( Elbow )
L.A. Dodgers vs. Houston Astros World Series Game 3 Prediction
After a wild Game 2 where there was a World Series record eight HR the Astros now have the home field advantage with the series tied at 1-1. The loss in Game 2 was only the Dodgers 2nd loss of the post-season and the seven runs were the most they gave up in any playoff game. L.A. had only given up a total of 10 runs in seven games before given up seven runs in Game 2. The Astros had lost four straight playoff road games before winning in L.A. in the 2nd game of this series. Darvish has been solid in his two post-season starts and he is familiar facing the Astros in Houston in his few years with the Texas Rangers. He faced the Astros on the road, while with Texas, on June 12th and had a great outing only giving up one earned run on one hit in a 6-1 Rangers win. He will have another solid outing facing the Astros tonight and he will keep the Houston lineup in check. McCullers Jr. has pitched well in his last three playoff appearances after getting shelled in his first one and the Dodgers will get to him early and often in this Game 3. Behind Darvish the Dodgers will win this game and take a 2-1 series lead.
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