Houston Astros at L.A. Angels Betting Odds - Free Pick

September 13, 10:07 PM EDT

Betting Odds

Astros -121 / Angels +116

In Wednesday MLB action, it’s the 87-57 Houston Astros versus the 73-71 L.A. Angels in the 2nd game of a three-game set in Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, California tonight. The first pitch at Angel Stadium of Anaheim is scheduled for 10:07 PM ET.

On the baseball odds board at 5Dimes the visiting Astros are a -121 moneyline road favorite over the hosting Angels. The total for this game is posted at 8.5 runs.

In Game 1 of this series yesterday, the Astros beat the Angels 1-0. In the match, the Astros scored one run on six hits while the Angels managed just two hits in the shutout loss.

This season the Astros rank 1st in the Majors in runs scored and 12th in team ERA.

The Angels rank 22nd in the Majors in runs scored and 11th in team ERA.

Pitching Match Up

Houston: Mike Fiers (8-9, 4.87 ERA)
Los Angeles: Tyler Skaggs (1-5, 4.86 ERA)

Mike Fiers gets the call in this division match up and in his last outing he came out of the bullpen giving up two earned runs in one inning in a 9-8 loss to the Oakland A’s. He lost his spot in the rotation after Houston traded for Justin Verlander, but gets the start with Lance McCullers feeling tightness in his arm in his last outing. While the Astros have won two of Fiers last three starts in his last two he has given up a total of 14 earned runs in only eight innings of work. In two starts against the Angels this season he is 2-0 with a solid ERA of 2.19 and in seven career starts facing them he is 3-2 with an ERA of 4.40.

Tyler Skaggs takes the hill tonight for the Angels and he gave up three earned runs in six innings in his last start, which was a 3-1 loss to the Oakland A’s. The Angels have lost four of his last five outings, including his last two, and in that span he has given up 18 earned runs in 23 innings. The one win in that span was facing the Astros when Skaggs went five innings and gave up four earned runs in a 7-6 L.A. win. In five career starts against the Astros he is 2-2 with an ERA of 3.38. The Angels have lost four of Skaggs last five home starts against a team with a winning record.


Betting Angles

The Astros are 22-10 in their last 32 games against the Angels.

The Astros are 4-1 in their last 5 games against the Angels in L.A.

This season the Angels are 38-32 at home and the Astros are 46-26 on the road.

Straight Up / Over/Under / Run Line Records

Houston Astros: 87-57 SU / O/U 73-62 / Run Line W/L 74-70
L.A. Angels: 73-71 SU / O/U 60-74 / Run Line W/L 72-72

Houston at L.A. Key Betting Trends

  • HOU is 1-4 in their last 5 road games
  • HOU is 1-4 in their last 5 overall
  • HOU has an Over record of 4-1 in their last 5 games
  • LAA is 1-4 in their last 5 overall
  • LAA is 5-2 in their last 7 games following a loss
  • LAA has an Under record of 4-1 in their last 5 games

Key Player Injuries

[P] 09/10/2017 - Collin McHugh left last game, is downgraded to not expected to make next scheduled start ( Finger )
[P] 07/01/2017 - David Paulino 80-game suspension (eligible to return for the 2018 season) ( Suspension )
[3B] 07/23/2017 - Colin Moran 10-day DL (07/23) ( Facial )
[P] 04/20/2017 - Jandel Gustave 60-day DL (04/19) ( Forearm )

[P] 08/22/2017 - JC Ramirez 60-day DL (08/20) ( Elbow )
[P] 08/22/2017 - Andrew Bailey 60-day DL (08/18) ( Shoulder )
[P] 09/09/2017 - Andrew Heaney left last game, "?" for next scheduled start ( Arm )
[3B] 09/09/2017 - Jefry Marte 10-day DL (09/05) ( Foot )
[3B] 08/08/2017 - Yunel Escobar 10-day DL (08/08) ( Ribs )
[P] 07/05/2017 - Huston Street 60-day DL (07/03) ( Rotator Cuff )
[P] 07/24/2017 - Alex Meyer 60-day DL (07/24) ( Shoulder )
[P] 04/22/2017 - Garrett Richards 60-day DL (04/06) ( Bicep )
[P] 06/17/2017 - Matt Shoemaker 60-day DL (06/15) ( Forearm )

Houston Astros vs. L.A. Angels Prediction

The Astros snapped their four-game losing streak with their win over the Angels in the first game of this series. Their pitching had been hammered in their four-game skid giving up a total of 41 runs before blanking the Angels in Game 1 of this series. With Cleveland on their 20-game win streak Houston now has the 2nd best record in the AL, but they have the AL West in the bag with a 14-game lead over the 2nd place Angels. L.A. has lost four of their last five games and their lineup has been struggling as of late totaling 10 runs in their last five games with five of them coming in the lone win. To make the playoffs the Halos have to nab a Wild Card and they are two games back of the Minnesota Twins for the 2nd spot. Fiers had been lit up in his last two starts and Skaggs has been less than stellar as of late. Have to go with L.A. in this one, as their lineup will snap out of their slump facing Fiers, who has given up 14 earned runs in his last two starts. L.A. will win this game and go for the series win tomorrow.

Free Pick: 
Take the Angels +116

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