Los Angeles Angels at Houston Astros Betting Preview

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David Fletcher and the Los Angeles Angels will head east to Minute Maid Park to play their divisional rival Houston Astros. The matchup will begin at 8:10 p.m. ET and ATTSN Southwest will be showing the game.

Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros Odds

Houston (-290) is favored over Los Angeles (+245) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this one at 9.5 runs (+100 for the over and -120 for the under). This game currently has a runline of Angels +1.5 (+120) and Astros -1.5 (-140).

The Angels have gone 63-67 SU this year and are 66-64 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 10.6 units for moneyline gamblers, despite having gained 0.9 units ATS. Los Angeles is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the over has hit in five of those seven. The Astros, on the other hand, are 82-47 SU and 67-61 ATS. They’ve lost 3.2 units for moneyline bettors and 3.9 units ATS. Houston has covered the spread just twice over its last seven games and the under has cashed in four of those seven.

Houston games have an over/under record of 56-68-4 in 2019. Angels games have gone over 64 times, gone under 57 times and pushed on nine occasions.

Jose Suarez is getting the nod for the visiting Angels. The southpaw Suarez is 2-4 with a 6.75 ERA and 53 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with four strikeouts and a 5.40 ERA against Houston this year.

The Astros are sending righty Zack Greinke (13-4, 2.84 ERA) to the mound. Greinke has 149 strikeouts and 28 walks as well as a 0.98 WHIP. Greinke hasn’t faced the Angels yet this year and only made one start against them in 2018 (1-0, 4.26 ERA and five strikeouts across 6.1 innings).

Los Angeles’ pitchers have allowed 5.3 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 5.41 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 8.50 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.70, along with a WHIP of 1.36 and a K-per-9 of 9.30.

Angels hitters have slashed .254/.333/.436 on their way to 5.1 runs scored per game in 2019, including 5.2 runs per game against divisional foes and 6.0 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).

David Fletcher and Mike Trout continue to lead Los Angeles’ hitters. Fletcher is hitting .287/.346/.397 with five home runs, 42 RBIs and 70 runs scored, while Trout has a .296 average with 42 homers, 98 RBIs and 103 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Houston’s pitching staff has yielded 4.0 runs per game overall this season. Its starters have a 3.69 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 10.3 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.76 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 9.8 K/9. In 54 divisional games, Astros starters have an ERA of 3.78 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.21.

The Houston offense has produced 5.4 runs per outing, including 6.0 per game against divisional foes and 4.4 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .253/.356/.432 over its last five games and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

Left fielder Michael Brantley and first baseman Yuli Gurriel have led the Astros’ batters this year. Brantley is slashing .338/.395/.544 with 18 home runs, 78 RBIs and 78 runs scored, and Gurriel’s line is .304/.342/.542 with 25 homers, 89 RBIs and 70 runs.

The Angels have gained 2.1 units and are 47-40 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in 45 of those games, as opposed to 35 that’ve hit the under in such games. On the other hand, the Astros have netted 6.8 units and are 19-16 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over has cashed in 13 of those games, compared to 21 that’ve gone under.

Angels vs. Astros Free Prediction

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

Betting Trends

  • Los Angeles has recorded 22 extra-base hits over its last five outings. Houston has 17 XBH over its last five.
  • The Angels have lost three of their last four games SU while the Astros have taken four of their last five.
  • Houston has posted 21.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 20.8 over its last five.
  • The Angels have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games, including eight over their last five.
  • The Angels have a total OPS of .769 this season and an OPS of .771 against right-handed pitchers. The Astros’ OPS stands at .838 overall and .811 versus righties.