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Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Dodgers 6/23/2023 Expert Picks, Tips and Odds

Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Dodgers 6/23/2023 Expert Picks, Tips and Odds

The Los Angeles Dodgers (41-33) will host the Houston Astros (41-34) at Dodger Stadium on Friday. Houston is favored over Los Angeles in this clash by a moneyline of +125 to -145. Overall, there are 9.5. The pitchers that will go on the hill are J.P. France and Emmet Sheehan.

With 4.5 runs scored per game, the Houston Astros are 14th in the league. They have 336 runs scored and a 315-team OBP overall. The Astros have 126 doubles and 85 home runs to their credit. They now have 620 hits and 320 runs batted in for this season, giving them a batting average of.246. Houston has rung up 599 times while walking 236 times for a.400 slugging percentage.

Their pitching staff has a 2.99 earned K/BB ratio and a 1.26 WHIP. MLB pitchers for the Astros are third with 294 runs and 78 home runs allowed. 611 base hits and 262 earned runs (8.2 per nine innings) have been surrendered by Houston. The Astros’ pitching staff leads MLB with a first-place earned run average of 3.51 and has struck out 700 hitters this season. This season, their pitching staff has struck out 234 opposition batters, and as a team, they have a 3.89 FIP.

The Astros used 230 relievers throughout this season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 66 base runners during the season, and 30.3% have reached the plate. This season, they’ve made 19 saves while missing 10 of their 29 save chances. The bullpen relievers for the Astros have entered the game in 68 save opportunities and have a 65.5% success rate. 38 holds for the bullpen this season places it 18th in MLB. The Astros bullpen relievers have made 65 appearances in high-stakes situations and entered the game 42 times with runners on base.

The Astros are ranked 18th in MLB with a 68.6% strikeout-to-walk ratio through 6,048 innings. The Houston Astros had 2,016 putouts, 638 assists, and 36 errors this season. They have turned 70 double plays and now have the 11th-best fielding percentage in the majors (.987).

France has pitched 47 innings and struck out 38 opponents in his MLB career. Pitching in the major leagues, France (2-2 win-loss record in his career) has faced 197 opposing hitters and has a 4.95 FIP. His earned run average is 3.42, and his WHIP is 1.204. He has given up 18 earned runs. He has surrendered 41 base hits (7.8 hits per nine innings) while receiving 16 free passes.

Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Dodgers 6/23/2023 Expert Picks, Tips and Odds

This season, Los Angeles has 380 RBIs and 118 home runs. They have 306 walks, 129 doubles, 393 runs scored, and 2 runs batted in. The Los Angeles Dodgers had a team on-base percentage and a batting average of 326 and 239, respectively, for the season. The Dodgers are fourth in MLB in terms of runs scored per game with 5.31, and their slugging percentage is.443. They now hold the 12th-most base hits (598) and strikeouts (661), respectively, in baseball.

This season, the Dodgers’ team WHIP and FIP are 1.262 and 4.27, respectively. They have a 6.36 strikeout to walk ratio to 213 free passes, an 8.70 ratio. They are the 14th-ranked pitching staff in baseball with 615 hits allowed as a unit. With 4.76 runs per nine innings and 91 long balls allowed, they are ranked 19th in baseball. The Los Angeles pitching staff has a collective ERA of 4.54 (331 earned runs given up) with 347 runs allowed this season.

Los Angeles bullpen relievers had an inherited scoring rate of 31.3% of the 112 inherited base runners. With runners on base and in risky circumstances, their relievers have entered the game 73 times. In 65 save chances, the Dodgers recorded 40 holds, although eight of those saves were not successful. They are currently ranked ninth in MLB with 261 relievers used and a save percentage of 68.0%. Los Angeles saw relief pitchers enter the game on 25 save chances, and they were successful on 17.

Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Dodgers. The MLB pick for this game is the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Astros will be without Yordan Alvarez for this game against the Dodgers, so other players must step up if they want to win. The Dodgers are playing at home in an attempt to extend their winning run to three games following a spectacular shutout victory against the Angles. The final score indicates that the Dodgers will triumph, 5-4.

MLB Starting Time: 10:10 PM ET

Location: Dodger Stadium in downtown Los Angeles, CA

Date: Friday, June 23, 2023


MLB Odds: Los Angeles Dodgers -150

MLB Totals: 8.5


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