Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros Betting Pick 09/22/19

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David Fletcher and the Los Angeles Angels are ready to take on their divisional rival Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. ATTSN Southwest is in line to broadcast the matchup and the game is scheduled to get going at 2:10 p.m. ET.

Los Angeles Angels at Houston Astros Odds

The Angels have gone 70-85 SU this year and are 75-79 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 20.8 units for moneyline bettors and 7.0 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the over has hit in four of those seven. The Astros, on the other hand, are 101-54 SU and 83-71 ATS. They’ve gained 5.7 units for moneyline bettors while earning 0.3 units ATS. Houston has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven.

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Astros games have a 69-80-5 over/under record in 2019. Los Angeles has an over/under record of 74-69-11.

Jose Rodriguez will get the nod for the visiting Angels. Rodriguez (0-0, 1.84 ERA) has recorded 10 strikeouts in 14.2 innings so far. He has yet to face the Astros this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Astros are putting the ball in the hands of righty Justin Verlander (19-6, 2.50 ERA), who has 283 strikeouts and 40 walks as well as a WHIP of 0.79. Verlander is 1-1 with 13 strikeouts and a 5.40 ERA across two starts against Los Angeles this year.

Houston’s pitchers have yielded 4.0 runs per game overall in 2019 as a unit. The team’s starters have an ERA of 3.69, a WHIP of 1.10 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 10.5. The bullpen has a 3.82 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 9.9 K/9. In 69 games against AL West opponents, Astros starters have an ERA of 3.87 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.48.

The Houston hitters are putting up 5.7 runs per contest, including 6.2 per game against divisional foes and 5.8 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .266/.340/.556 over its last five games and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

The Astros’ offense has been led by left fielder Michael Brantley and first baseman Yuli Gurriel. Brantley is hitting .315/.377/.506 with 21 home runs, 86 RBIs and 86 runs scored, and Gurriel’s line sits at .304/.350/.552 with 30 homers, 102 RBIs and 83 runs scored.

In the visiting dugout, Los Angeles’ pitching staff allowed 5.3 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 5.63 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 8.47 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.64, along with a K-per-9 of 9.09.

Angels hitters have slashed .249/.329/.426 on their way to 4.8 runs scored per game in 2019, including 4.9 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.2 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

David Fletcher and Mike Trout continue to lead Los Angeles’ hitters. Fletcher is slashing .291/.350/.390 with six home runs, 48 RBIs and 81 runs scored, while Trout is hitting .291/.438/.645 with 45 homers, 104 RBIs and 110 runs scored.

The Angels have lost 10.3 units and are 51-52 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in 51 of those games, compared to 43 that’ve gone under against ies.

Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros Free Prediction

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

Notes

Betting Notes

The under has cashed in three of Los Angeles’ last seven games.

Los Angeles has recorded 18.4 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 19.6 over its last five.

The Angels have hit nine home runs in their last 10 games. The Astros have hit 24 over their last 10.