The Houston Astros will square off against their divisional foe Los Angeles Angels. The matchup will get going at 10:07 p.m. ET and fans can tune in to ATTSN Southwest to catch the action.
Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels Odds
Houston (-240) is coming into this one as the favorite against Los Angeles (+220) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this one at 10 runs (-120 for the over and +100 for the under). Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the odds sitting at -160 for the Astros -1.5 runs and +140 for the Angels +1.5 runs.
The Angels are 72-87 straight up (SU) and 78-80 against the spread (ATS). The team’s lost 18.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 4.3 units ATS. The Astros, on the other hand, have gone 104-55 SU this year and are 86-72 against the spread. They’ve accumulated 5.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 1.3 units ATS.
Los Angeles games have had an over/under record of 76-71-11 in 2019. Houston has been a good under bet with a total record of 71-82-5.
Jose Urquidy will get the nod for the visiting Astros. Urquidy is 1-1 with a 4.63 ERA and 38 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with eight strikeouts and a 10.13 ERA against Los Angeles this year.
The Angels are putting the ball in the left hand of Patrick Sandoval (0-3, 5.25 ERA), who has 39 strikeouts and 16 walks as well as a 1.36 WHIP. Sandoval is 0-0 with a 9.00 ERA in one start against Houston this year.
Houston’s pitching staff allowed 4.0 runs per game and its starters own a 3.64 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 10.50 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.75, along with a WHIP of 1.09 and a K-per-9 of 9.86.
The Astros offense has slashed .275/.356/.495 on its way to 5.7 runs scored per game this year, including 6.2 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.2 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).
Left fielder Michael Brantley and first baseman Yuli Gurriel continue to lead Houston’s hitters. Brantley is slashing .312/.373/.498 with 21 home runs, 86 RBIs and 87 runs scored. Gurriel has a .300 average with 30 homers, 102 RBIs and 84 runs scored.
In the other dugout, Los Angeles’ pitchers have given up 5.3 runs per game overall in 2019. The club’s starters have a 5.61 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.64 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 9.0 K/9. In 73 divisional games, Angels starters have an ERA of 5.66 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.80.
The Los Angeles offense is putting up 4.8 runs per outing, including 4.9 per game against divisional foes and 4.4 per game over its last five. The team has hit .239/.315/.372 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.
David Fletcher and Mike Trout have led the Angels’ batters this year. Fletcher is slashing .293/.354/.389 with six home runs, 49 RBIs and 83 runs scored, and Trout’s line is .291/.438/.645 with 45 homers, 104 RBIs and 110 runs.
Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Astros, ATS Winner – Astros, O/U – UNDER
Houston has recorded 21 extra-base hits over its last five contests. Los Angeles has 16 XBH over its last five.
Houston has posted 24.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 23.2 over its last five.
The Astros have hit 24 home runs in their last 10 games. The Angels have hit six over their last 10.