Astros vs. Angels - 4/17/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (4-5) at Houston Astros (4-5)
MLB Baseball: Friday, April 17, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
Jered Weaver (0-2) (8.71) vs. F Carmona (0-1) (1.93)
The Line: Houston Astros +107 / Los Angeles Angels -117 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-W, ROOT-SW
The Los Angeles Angels and Houston Astros begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Los Angeles Angels look for a win after splitting their last four games. The Angels offense is starting to pick up the pace, as they’ve produced 18 runs in their last three games. The Angels have won six of their last eight games when scoring at least four runs. Mike Trout leads the Angels with 14 hits, while David Freese and Albert Pujols has combined for 12 RBI. The Angels pitching staff has allowed four or more runs in four of their last six games. The Los Angeles Angels look to stay hot on the road, as they’ve won four of their last five games away from home. Jered Weaver gets the nod, and he’s 0-2 with a 8.71 ERA and six strikeouts this season. Weaver is 3-2 with a 2.94 ERA and 34 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
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The Houston Astros look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Astros offense has shown flashes of promise as of late, producing five or more runs in three of their last six games. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 11 hits and Jed Lowrie already has three homers. Jake Marisnick has five RBI and George Springer has two stolen bases. Pitching wise, the Astros have allowed four or more run in four of their last five games. The Houston Astros need to be better on their home field if they’re truly going to be a surprise team this season, as they’re 2-4 in front of their home fans. Roberto Hernandez takes the hill, and he’s 0-1 with a 1.93 ERA and two strikeouts this season. Hernandez is 0-4 with a 2.28 ERA and 48 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Angels are 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 0-4 in Weavers last 4 starts. The Astros are 5-2 in their last 7 games following an off day and 1-4 in their last 5 home games. The Angels are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Houston.
Weaver has just been off his game so far this season, and the Astros are starting to show promise offensively. I'll take a shot with the home dog here.