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Astros On The Verge Of First World Series Title In Franchise History

The Houston Astros are now just one victory away from claiming the World Series after winning Game 5, which may have been the most ridiculous game in the history of the Fall Classic. After combining for 25 runs and seven home runs in Game 5, one would imagine that the Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers offenses will return to the mean as the series heads back to the City of Angels.

Shark Bites
  • The Astros are 9-0 SU in Justin Verlander’s 9 starts with the team.
  • The Dodgers are 5-1 SU at home this postseason.
  • George Springer is slashing .333/.440/.857 with 5 XBHs during the World Series.

One big reason to expect this series to return to a pitchers duel will be Justin Verlander. The righty has been lights out during the postseason with a 2.05 ERA in five outings, four of which were starts. Verlander had his worst outing – if you can call it that – of the postseason in Game 2 of the World Series, allowing three earned runs in 6.0 innings of work.

Though he is not getting much attention, Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill has been dealing during the playoffs. The southpaw has a 2.77 ERA in three postseason appearances this year, though he has only pitched a combined 13.0 innings in those outings. Hill has made all three of his starts during the playoffs at Dodger Stadium and seven of his past eight overall.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The moneyline was hovering in the range of -125 for the Los Angeles Dodgers in this one over at Bovada. The OVER/UNDER number was sitting near 7.5 at 5Dimes.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.6-3.4 result in favor of the Astros. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Dodgers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Los Angeles Dodgers bring a 113-62 record to the battle against the 111-67 Astros. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Houston injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 7 (Los Angeles Dodgers) and the No. 2 (Houston Astros) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Los Angeles Dodgers and their No. 10-rated batting order, averaging 4.85 runs per nine innings, against the No. 1 lineup of the Houston Astros at 5.44 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Los Angeles has the No. 2-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the No. 9 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends

  • Houston is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Houston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • Houston is 1-9 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • LA Dodgers is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • LA Dodgers is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
  • LA Dodgers is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • LA Dodgers is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Los Angeles, Wednesday, November 1