David Fletcher and the Los Angeles Angels will take the field against their division rival Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. ATTSN Southwest will showcase the matchup and the first pitch will be at 7:10 p.m. ET.
Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros Odds
The Astros are 101-53 straight up (SU) and 82-71 against the spread (ATS). The team hasn’t moved the needle a lot for gamblers, gaining 4.7 units for bettors taking the moneyline while gaining 1.4 units ATS. The Angels, on the other hand, are 69-85 SU and have gone 75-78 ATS. They’re down 19.8 units for moneyline gamblers and 6.0 units ATS.
Houston games have an over/under record of 68-80-5 in 2019. The Angels have an over/under record of 73-69-11.
Patrick Sandoval will get the start for the visiting Angels. The left-handed Sandoval is 0-3 with a 4.91 ERA and 38 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Astros this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.
The Astros will turn to lefty Wade Miley (14-5, 3.71 ERA), who has 138 strikeouts and 58 walks as well as a 1.31 WHIP. Miley is 3-0 with nine strikeouts and a 2.20 ERA over three starts against Los Angeles this year.
As a unit, Houston’s pitching staff has given up 4.0 runs per game overall this year. Its starters have an ERA of 3.65, a WHIP of 1.09 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 10.5. The bullpen has a 3.81 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 9.8 K/9. In 68 divisional games, Astros starters have an ERA of 3.79 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.45.
Houston’s offense is putting up 5.7 runs per contest, including 6.2 per game against divisional foes and 6.2 per game over its last five. The team has hit .278/.362/.563 over its last five contests and is 5-0 SU during that span.
Outfielder Michael Brantley and first baseman Yuli Gurriel have led the Astros’ hitters this year. Brantley is hitting .315/.377/.506 with 21 home runs, 86 RBIs and 86 runs scored, and Gurriel’s line is .304/.349/.553 with 30 homers, 102 RBIs and 82 runs scored.
In the visiting dugout, Los Angeles’ pitching staff allowed 5.4 runs per game and its starters own a 5.61 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 8.49 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.68, along with a WHIP of 1.39.
The Angels offense has slashed .249/.328/.425 on its way to 4.8 runs scored per game this year, including 4.9 runs per game against divisional foes and 2.8 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).
Los Angeles’ offensive production has been led by David Fletcher and Mike Trout. Fletcher is hitting .288/.348/.383 with five home runs, 46 RBIs and 79 runs scored, while Trout (.291/.438/.645) has produced 45 homers, 104 RBIs and 110 runs scored.
The Angels have lost 10.5 units and are 24-27 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in 23 of those games, compared to 26 that’ve hit the under in such games. On the other hand, the Astros have netted 13.2 units and are 24-20 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over has cashed in 15 of those games, compared to 27 that went under the total.
Los Angeles Angels at Houston Astros MLB Tip
Predictions: SU Winner – Astros, ATS Winner – Angels, O/U – OVER
The under has hit in four of Los Angeles’ last seven games.
The Angels have an OPS of .754 this season, including an OPS of .735 against left-handed pitchers. The Astros’ OPS stands at .852 overall and .875 against lefties.
The Angels have dropped three of their last four games SU.
Houston has recorded 26.0 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 25.8 over its last five.
The Angels have hit nine home runs in their last 10 games. The Astros have hit 30 over their last 10.