World Series Game 4 Betting Preview & Expert Pick

Posted by Peter Boysen on October 27, 2017 in

It’s Game 4 of the 2017 World Series featuring the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros. This is the middle game of three straight games in Houston before the series shifts back to Los Angeles for games 6 and 7 (if necessary). The Astros lead the series 2 games to 1 after winning last night’s game in Houston (3-5), which is why they are the World Series Game 4 Betting Odds favorite.

That’s right, the Houston Astros are at home, a place where they won 48 games during the regular season. The Astros are the American League West winners, as they beat the Los Angeles Angels by 21 games. For the Dodgers, they went 47-34 on the road. Los Angeles won the National League West by 11 games. The Astros are favored in this game. Houston is listed at -140 over the Dodgers, and the total is set at 8,5.

World Series Game 4 Betting Preview & Expert Pick

  • Where: Minute Maid Park; Houston, TX
  • When: Saturday October 28, 2017; 7:09pm CT
  • TV: Fox Sports 1
  • Radio: 570 LA Sports, KTNQ 1020, KBME 790, ESPN Radio
  • Live Stream: Fox Sports Go
  • World Series Game 4 Betting Odds: TBA

Weather Forecast

  • Clear: 13°C/56°F
  • Humidity: 31%
  • Precipitation: 0%
  • Cloud Cover: 1%
  • Wind: 8 mph NNW
  • Stadium Type: Retractable

Why consider the Astros World Series Game 4 Betting Odds?

The Houston Astros were the top scoring team in Major League Baseball during the regular season. Houston scored nearly 900 runs on the season and led baseball with a batting average of .282 on the season. During the postseason, the Astros are facing off against Alex Wood for the Dodgers.

The Astros have very limited experience against Wood. The lone Astros offensive player to reach base against Wood has been George Springer, who is 1-3 in his career. Jose Altuve and Josh Reddick are the only other players on the Astros roster that has faced the lefthander out of the University of Georgia.

Team Statistics

Offense

  • Runs: 5.41
  • Hits: 9.66
  • Walks: 3.16
  • Strike Outs: 6.75

Defense

  • Runs: 4.27
  • Hits: 8.03
  • Walks: 3.20
  • Strike Outs: 9.77

Why consider the Dodgers World Series Game 4 Betting Odds?

The Los Angeles Dodgers came into the World Series with 7 out of 8 wins, as they went right through the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs. During the National League Championship Series, the Dodgers outscored the Cubs 28-8. Los Angeles during the regular season was Top 10 in on base percentage and slugging.

The World Series Game 4 Odds between Astros and Dodgers are pretty close.

The Dodgers offense will face off against Charlie Morton. Los Angeles has faced the 333-year-old Morton 33 times in their career. Yasmani Grandal is 2-5 in his career, while veteran Chase Utley is 5-10 with a home run. The Dodgers hit 4 home runs in the Game 2 loss, with Culberson, Seager, Petersen, and Puig going deep.

Team Statistics

Offense

  • Runs: 4.80
  • Hits: 8.30
  • Walks: 4.06
  • Strike Outs: 8.50

Defense

  • Runs: 3.54
  • Hits: 7.49
  • Walks: 2.68
  • Strike Outs: 9.57

Latest World Series Game 4 Betting Trends

  • LA Dodgers is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • LA Dodgers is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Dodgers’s last 8 games on the road
  • Houston is 15-5 ATS in its last 20 games at home
  • Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 7 games when playing LA Dodgers

Expert Pick and Prediction

This is going to be an excellent Major League Baseball game. This is a great World Series and could round up to be really nice if this series goes the distance. The Dodgers have the pitching advantage in this game with Wood going, but Los Angeles has shown short leashes with their starters in the postseason.

Look for the Dodgers to beat around Charlie Morton and get on the scoreboard in Houston first. When the game is over, the Dodgers are going to walk away with the Game 4 win. The final bet for this game is the Los Angeles Dodgers +120 over the Houston Astros on Saturday.