The Houston Astros are traveling west to face their division rival Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The matchup will get underway at 10:07 p.m. ET and ATTSN Southwest is in line to broadcast the game.
Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels Odds
The Astros have gone 104-54 SU this year and are 85-72 against the spread (ATS). The team hasn’t moved the needle very much this year, gaining 4.8 units for moneyline bettors and 0.3 units ATS. Houston has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the over has hit in four of those seven. The Angels, on the other hand, are 71-87 SU and 77-80 ATS. They’ve lost 17.3 units for moneyline bettors and 5.5 units ATS. Los Angeles has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven.
Los Angeles games have an over/under record of 76-70-11 in 2019. The Astros have been a decent under bet with a total record of 71-81-5.
Southpaw Wade Miley will get the nod for the visiting Astros. Miley (14-6, 3.91 ERA) has recorded 138 punchouts in 163.1 innings so far. He’s 3-1 with nine strikeouts and a 4.15 ERA against Los Angeles this year (four starts).
The Angels are putting the ball in the right hand of Jaime Barria (4-10, 6.43 ERA), who’s got 71 strikeouts and 25 walks as well as a 1.44 WHIP. Barria is 0-2 with five strikeouts and a 9.00 ERA over two starts against Houston this year.
Houston’s pitchers have allowed 4.0 runs per game and its starters own a 3.63 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 10.53 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.80, along with a WHIP of 1.09.
The Astros offense has slashed .275/.356/.496 on its way to 5.7 runs scored per game in 2019, including 6.2 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.8 per game over the team’s last five outings (4-1 SU).
Left fielder Michael Brantley and first baseman Yuli Gurriel continue to lead Houston’s hitters. Brantley is slashing .313/.374/.501 with 21 home runs, 86 RBIs and 87 runs scored, while Gurriel is hitting .300 with 30 homers, 102 RBIs and 84 runs scored.
For the home team, Los Angeles’ pitching staff has given up 5.4 runs per game overall in 2019. Its starting pitching staff has a 5.60 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.69 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 9.1 K/9. In 72 divisional games, Angels starters have an ERA of 5.65 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.91.
The Los Angeles offense has put up 4.8 runs per contest, including 4.9 per game against divisional foes and 4.4 per game over its last five. The team has hit .256/.323/.401 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that span.
The Angels’ batters have been led by David Fletcher and Mike Trout. Fletcher is slashing .294/.354/.391 with six home runs, 49 RBIs and 83 runs scored, while Trout’s line sits at .291/.438/.645 with 45 homers, 104 RBIs and 110 runs scored.
The Astros have lost 5.5 units and are 61-51 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in 55 of those games, compared to 54 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Angels have lost 8.1 units and are 25-27 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in 24 of those games, compared to 26 which went under the total.
Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels MLB Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Angels, ATS Winner – Astros, O/U – UNDER
Houston has logged 24 extra-base hits over its last five outings. Los Angeles has 15 XBH over its last five.
The Astros have won nine of their last 10 games SU.
Los Angeles has posted 19.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 22.0 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.
The Astros have a team OPS of .851 this season and an OPS of .833 when facing right-handed pitchers. The Angels’ OPS sits at .754 overall and .754 versus righties.