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The streaking Los Angeles Angels are seeking their fifth consecutive victory when they play host to the Houston Astros at Estadio de Beisbol Monterrey. The game gets underway 7:10 p.m. ET and ATTSN Southwest will be televising the action.

Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels Odds

Houston (-130) is favored over Los Angeles (+120) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this night game at 10.5 runs (-105 for the over and -115 for the under). Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the current odds coming in at Astros -1.5 runs (+115) and Angels +1.5 runs (-135).

The Angels are 15-17 straight up (SU) and 19-13 against the spread (ATS). The team’s lost 2.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline while gaining 8.1 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total went over in four of those seven. The Astros have gone 18-14 SU this year and are 13-19 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 3.6 units for moneyline gamblers over the early part of the year and 7.4 units ATS. Houston has covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the under has hit in four of those seven.

Angels games have an over/under record of 13-18-1 so far in 2019. Houston has been a decent under bet with a total record of 13-19.

The southpaw Wade Miley will get the start for the visiting Stros. Miley (1-2, 3.24 ERA) has racked up 21 punchouts in 33.1 innings so far. He has yet to face the Angels this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Angels are preparing to start righty Trevor Cahill (1-2, 5.93 ERA), who’s got 25 punchouts and 10 walks to his name, along with a WHIP of 1.35. Cahill made four starts against the team in 2018, posting a 1-1 record in 2018, putting together a 1-1 record with a 4.05 ERA and 17 strikeouts.

As a unit, Los Angeles’ pitchers have given up 4.7 runs per game overall this season. Its starters have a 5.40 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 7.3 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.82 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 10.2 K/9. In 17 divisional games, Angels starters have an ERA of 6.32 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.78.

The Los Angeles hitters have put up 4.8 runs per outing, including 4.1 per game against divisional foes and 5.4 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .259/.341/.414 over its last five matchups and is 4-1 SU during that span.

The Angels’ hitters have been led by shortstop Andrelton Simmons and outfielder Brian Goodwin. Simmons is slashing .292/.308/.438 with three home runs, 17 RBIs and 15 runs scored, and Goodwin is batting .341 with four homers, 11 RBIs and 20 runs scored.

For the visitors, Houston’s pitching staff allowed 3.7 runs per game and its starters own a 3.94 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 9.58 K/9. The bullpen has a solid ERA of just 3.00, along with a WHIP of 1.05 and a K-per-9 of 9.58.

The Astros offense has slashed .267/.345/.462 on its way to 4.6 runs scored per game in 2019, including 5.1 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).

Outfielders Michael Brantley and George Springer have led Houston’s hitters. Brantley is slashing .328/.376/.508 with five home runs, 18 RBIs and 17 runs scored, while Springer (.274/.364/.548) has produced nine homers, 24 RBIs and 21 runs scored.

The Astros have lost 6.0 units and are 9-15 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in 11 of those games, as opposed to 13 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Angels have lost 6.5 units and are 5-5 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over’s hit in two of those games, compared to eight that went under.

Astros at Angels MLB Prediction

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

Betting Trends

  • Houston has recorded 13 extra-base hits over its last five contests. Los Angeles has 14 XBH over its last five.
  • The Astros have hit 12 home runs in their last 10 games. The Angels have hit 14 over their last 10.
  • The Astros have a total OPS of .807 this season and an OPS of .782 against right-handed pitchers. The Angels’ OPS stands at .736 overall and .761 versus righties.
  • Los Angeles has posted 22.4 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 22.2 over its last five.
  • The Astros have lost three of their last four games SU while the Angels have won six of their last seven.