Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels Free Pick

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The Houston Astros will head west to Angel Stadium of Anaheim to play their divisional rival Los Angeles Angels. ATTSN Southwest will be airing the matchup and the game gets going at 10:07 p.m. ET.

Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels Odds

Los Angeles (+125) is the underdog to Houston (-135) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this game at 8.5 runs. The odds for betting on the game’s total sit at -110 for the under and -110 for the over. You can also bet on the game’s spread with the runline odds standing at Astros -1.5 runs (+110) and Angels +1.5 runs (-130).

The Astros are 77-50 SU and have gone 63-64 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 12.6 units for moneyline gamblers and 7.4 units ATS. Houston is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the over has hit in four of those seven. The Angels, on the other hand, are 63-65 SU and 59-69 ATS. The team has lost 9.9 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 18.6 units ATS. Los Angeles has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven.

Los Angeles games have an over/under record of 56-63-9 in 2018. The Astros have also been a decent under bet with a total record of 55-65-7.

Dallas Keuchel is getting the nod for the visiting Astros. The southpaw Keuchel is 9-10 with a 3.59 ERA and 119 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with five strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA against Los Angeles this year.

The Angels are going with lefty Andrew Heaney (7-7, 4.11 ERA), who has 133 strikeouts and 37 walks to his credit, as well as a WHIP of 1.18. Heaney is 2-0 with 14 strikeouts and a 1.29 ERA over two starts against Houston this year.

Houston’s pitchers have allowed 3.3 runs per game and its starters own a 3.14 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 10.40 K/9. The bullpen has a solid ERA of just 3.09, along with a WHIP of 1.11.

The Astros offense has slashed .255/.330/.430 on its way to 4.9 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.8 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).

Second baseman Jose Altuve and third baseman Alex Bregman continue to lead Houston’s offense. Altuve is slashing .328/.391/.460 with nine home runs, 47 RBIs, 64 runs and 15 stolen bases, while Bregman (.282/.384/.517) has produced 24 homers, 78 RBIs and 82 runs scored.

In the home-team dugout, Los Angeles’ pitching staff has allowed 4.3 runs per game overall this season. The club’s starting pitching staff has an ERA of 4.30, a WHIP of 1.31 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.9. The bullpen has a 3.70 ERA, 133 WHIP and 8.7 K/9. In 47 games against AL West foes, Angels starters have an ERA of 4.00 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.03.

The Los Angeles offense is putting up 4.6 runs per contest, including 5.2 per game against divisional foes and 4.4 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .256/.301/.413 over its last five games and is 1-4 SU during that stretch.

Shortstop Andrelton Simmons and left fielder Justin Upton have led the Angels’ hitters this year. Simmons is hitting .296/.345/.417 with eight home runs, 57 RBIs and 57 runs scored, and Upton’s line sits at .267/.352/.474 with 26 homers, 74 RBIs and 69 runs.

The Astros have lost 9.2 units and are 23-26 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in 22 of those games, compared to 25 that’ve hit the under against lefties. On the other hand, the Angels have lost 10.2 units and are 15-23 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over has cashed in 15 of those games, compared to 19 that went under the total.

Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels Free MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Astros, ATS Winner – Astros, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes,

  • Houston has recorded 17 extra-base hits over its last five outings. Los Angeles has 15 XBH over its last five.
  • The Angels have lost five of their last six games SU.
  • Los Angeles has posted 24.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 22.0 over its last five.
  • The Astros have hit 17 home runs in their last 10 games, including 10 over their last five.