Houston Astros at Los Angeles Dodgers - 9/12/20 MLB Picks and Prediction

Houston Astros at Los Angeles Dodgers - 9/12/20 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Astros (22-23) at Los Angeles Dodgers (32-13)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 8:07 pm (Dodger Stadium)

Framber Valdez (3-3) (3.44) vs. Julio Urias (3-0) (3.86)

The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -160 / Houston Astros +148 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers face off on Saturday in an interleague showdown at Dodger Stadium.

The Astros have been really struggling coming into this game and over the last nine games they have only managed one win . One of the big issues for this team has been with the offense and over the last two games they have scored only three runs total. Over the last six games they have scored five runs or less in each of the games. Kyle Tucker has been the best Astros player all season hitting eight home runs and driving in 37 RBI’s.

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On the other side of this matchup is the Dodgers who are one of the best teams in baseball but they too have struggled a little bit as of late losing three of their last five games. In the Dodgers last game the offense really struggled scoring only two runs and that led to the loss. Mookie Betts has been the best offensive player for the team hitting 14 home runs and driving in 33 RBI’s. Corey Seager has also hit 12 home runs and driven in 32 RBI’s.

Framber Valdez will get the start for the Astros and coming into this game he sits with a 3-3 record and an ERA of 3.61.

Julio Urias will get the start for the Dodgers and coming into this game he sits with a 3-0 record and an ERA of 3.86. 

The Asros are 1-8 in their last nine games overall. The Astros are 3-14 in their last 17 games overall. The Dodgers are 10-2 in their last 12 interleague games. The Dodgers are 70-27 in their last 97 home games. The under is 17-6-3 in the last 26 meetings between the Dodgers and Astros. 

How can we trust the Astros to find offensive success with the way they have struggled to score as of late? Look for the Astros to struggle to score, and the Dodgers will have no issue winning this game on the run line. In terms of the total, it's a lean to the under but that isn't as strong of play.

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