Astros at Angels - 6/22/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Astros (41-30) at Los Angeles Angels (35-35)
MLB Baseball: Monday, June 22, 2015 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
B Oberholtzer (2-1) (2.73) vs. H Santiago (4-4) (2.77)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -124 / Houston Astros +114 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-SW, FSN-W
The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Angels begin a three-game series Monday night.
The Houston Astros look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Astros have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Astros have won seven straight games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 73 hits and 28 RBI while Evan Gattis and Chris Carter have combined for 76 RBI. The Houston Astros have lost seven of their last 10 road games. Brett Oberholtzer gets the nod, and he’s 2-1 with a 2.73 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. Oberholtzer is 1-3 with a 6.35 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
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The Los Angeles Angels look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Angels have scored 15 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Angels have lost five straight games when scoring three or less runs. Mike Trout leads Los Angeles with 79 hits and 41 RBI while Albert Pujols and Kole Calhoun have combined for 76 RBI. The Los Angeles Angels have split their last eight home games. Hector Santiago takes the hill, and he’s 4-4 with a 2.77 ERA and 78 strikeouts this season. Santiago is 0-2 with a 5.32 ERA and 27 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
The Astros are 3-7 in their last 10 during game 1 of a series and 4-1 in Oberholtzers last 5 starts. The Angels are 7-2 in their last 9 during game 1 of a series and 1-5 in Santiagos last 6 starts with 4 days of rest. The Astros are 3-10 in the last 13 meetings in Los Angeles.
I like the Angels in this spot, as Santiago has been solid as of late, and the Astros have been unbackable on the road. Look for LA to strike first in this series.