Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 6/4/14
Los Angeles Angels (30-27) at Houston Astros (25-34)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
Garrett Richards (R) (4-2) (3.645) vs. Jarred Cosart (R) (4-4) (4.177)
The Line: Houston Astros +112 / Los Angeles Angels -122 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Houston, FS-West
The Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Angels face off o Wednesday in Houston in their AL West series.
The Houston Astros appear to finally be an up and coming team and we saw that again on Tuesday as they handed the Angels. Jonathan Singleton and Chris Carter each had home runs and Jason Castro had two hits as the Astros scored seven runs on 10 hits. Starting pitcher Collin McHugh allowed just two hits and struck out four over 5.0 scoreless innings to get the win. For Wednesday’s game the Astros start Jarred Cosart who has won three of his last four starts. For the season Cosart hs allowed 53 hits and 28 earned runs while striking out 40 over 60.1 innings for a 4-4 record and a 4.18 ERA.
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The Los Angeles Angels continue to struggle with consistency as they fell to the Astros on Tuesday. Collin Cowgill and Josh Hamilton each hit home runs and Albert Pujols had a hit as the Angels scored two runs on five hits. Starting pitcher C.J. Wilson allowed six hits and five runs while striking out four over 2.2 innings to take the loss. For Wednesday’s game the Angels start Garrett Richards who has lost his last two decisions. For the season Richards has allowed 55 hits and 27 earned runs while striking out 64 over 66.2 innings for a 4-2 record and a 3.64 ERA.
Houston is 43-88 against the AL West, 21-48 in their last 69 home games, and 2-5 in Cosart’s last seven starts as an underdog. Los Angeles is 6-3 in their last nine games as a favorite, 1-5 in their last six road games, and 4-1 in Richards’ last five starts as a favorite. Los Angeles is 5-2 in their last seven games in Houston.
The Astros are just playing the better baseball right now so getting them as a dog is a solid play.
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