Angels vs. Astros - 5/9/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Astros (19-11) at Los Angeles Angels (14-16)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 9:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
D Keuchel (3-0) (0.80) vs. M Shoemaker (2-2) (5.40)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -113 / Houston Astros +103 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-West, ROOT-Southwest
The Los Angeles and the Houston Astros face off on Saturday at the Big A in game three of their MLB series of American League West teams.
The Los Angeles Angels bounced back from Thursday’s bad loss by getting a win on Friday over the Astros. David Freese had two hits and Kole Calhoun and Albert Pujols each had hits as the Angels scored two runs on six hits. Starting pitcher Jered Weaver allowed six hits and struck out six throwing a complete game shutout and getting his first win of the season. For Saturday’s game the Angels start Matt Shoemaker who has allowed 29 hits and 17 earned runs while striking out 27 over 28.1 innings for a 2-2 record and a 5.40 ERA.
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The Houston Astros had some chances on Friday but they failed to make them count as they lost to the Angels. Jose Altuve had three hits, Luis Valbuena had two hits, and Jason Castro had a hit as the Astros didn’t score on six hits. Starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez allowed six hits and two runs while striking out three over 7.2 innings to take the loss and fall to 1-3 for the season. For Saturday’s game the Astros start Dallas Keuchel who has allowed 21 hits and four earned runs while striking out 30 over 45 innings for a 3-0 record and 0.80 ERA.
Los Angeles is 6-1 as a home favorite, 4-0 against the left-handed starter, and 20-7 in Shoemaker’s last 27 starts. Houston is 12-4 against the AL West, 6-2 in game three of a series, and 13-3 in Keuchel’s last 16 starts against the AL West. Houston is 2-9 in their last 11 games in Los Angeles.
The total in this one is set at seven and with these two live arms I have it staying under that number. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that pick in the Premium Area as well as on the App. My Premium Picks are also always available for individual purchase at Picks and Parlays.