David Fletcher and the Los Angeles Angels are prepared to battle against the Houston Astros at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. ATTSN Southwest will be televising the matchup and the game gets underway at 3:07 p.m. ET.
Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels Odds
The Astros are 106-55 SU and have gone 87-73 against the spread (ATS). The team hasn’t moved the needle a whole lot this year, gaining 4.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 0.8 units ATS. The Angels, on the other hand, are 72-89 SU and 79-81 ATS. They’ve lost 17.3 units for moneyline bettors and 4.0 units ATS.
Angels games have a 76-73-11 over/under record in 2019. Houston has been a good under bet with a total record of 71-84-5.
Gerrit Cole will get the start for the visiting Astros. The right-handed Cole is 19-5 with a 2.52 ERA and 316 strikeouts. He’s 2-0 with 20 strikeouts and a 0.64 ERA against Los Angeles this year (two starts).
The Angels are sending lefty Dillon Peters (4-3, 4.72 ERA) to the mound. Peters has 53 strikeouts and 24 walks as well as a 1.49 WHIP. Peters is 0-1 with two strikeouts and a 9.64 ERA in one start against Houston this year.
As a unit, Los Angeles’ pitching staff has given up 5.3 runs per game overall in 2019. Its starters have a 5.58 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.67 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 9.0 K/9. In 75 divisional games, Angels starters have an ERA of 5.60 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.85.
The Los Angeles offense has produced 4.7 runs per outing, including 4.8 per game against divisional foes and 2.4 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .187/.242/.295 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that span.
David Fletcher and Mike Trout have led the Angels’ offense this year. Fletcher is hitting .291/.351/.386 with six home runs, 49 RBIs and 83 runs scored, while Trout is batting .291 with 45 homers, 104 RBIs and 110 runs.
For the visiting squad, Houston’s pitchers have allowed 3.9 runs per game and its starters own a 3.62 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 10.50 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.71, along with a WHIP of 1.09.
The Astros offense has slashed .274/.355/.494 on its way to 5.7 runs scored per game this year, including 6.1 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (4-1 SU).
Houston’s offense has been led by left fielder Michael Brantley and first baseman Yuli Gurriel, who collectively have blasted 52 home runs. Brantley is hitting .311/.372/.502 with 22 home runs, 89 RBIs and 88 runs scored, while Gurriel is hitting .298/.344/.538 with 30 homers, 102 RBIs and 84 runs scored.
Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels Free MLB Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Angels, ATS Winner – Astros, O/U – OVER
Houston has tallied 17 extra-base hits over its last five games. Los Angeles has 12 XBH over its last five.
The Astros have hit 23 home runs in their last 10 games. The Angels have hit seven over their last 10.
The Astros have a team OPS of .849 this season and an OPS of .868 against left-handed pitchers. The Angels’ OPS sits at .748 overall and .740 against southpaws.
Houston has posted 20.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 17.4 over its last five.
The Astros have won five of their last six games SU while the Angels have dropped three of their last four.