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Astros vs. Angels - 9/23/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Angels (76-74) at Houston Astros (80-71)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 2:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)

N Tropeano (2-2) (5.06) vs. M Fiers (7-10) (3.64)

The Line: Houston Astros -168 / Los Angeles Angels +158 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSW/RTSW

The Los Angeles Angels and Houston Astros play a rubber game Wednesday afternoon.

The Los Angeles Angels look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Angels have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Angels have won five straight when scoring more than three runs. Mike Trout leads Los Angeles with 157 hits and 87 RBI while Kole Calhoun and Erick Aybar have combined for 116 RBI. The Los Angeles Angels have won five of their last eight road games. Nick Tropeano gets the ball, and he’s 2-2 with a 5.06 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. This is Tropeano’s first career game against the Astros.

Astros vs. Angels - 9/23/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Houston Astros need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Astros have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Astros have won five of their last six when scoring more than three runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 186 hits and 59 RBI while Evan Gattis and Luis Valbuena have combined for 136 RBI. The Houston Astros have won five of their last eight home games. Mike Fiers takes the hill, and he’s 7-10 with a 3.64 ERA and 170 strikeouts this season. This is Fiers’ second career game against the Angels.

The Angels are 10-21 in their last 31 road games and 2-4 in their last 6 vs. American League West. The Astros are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 7-18 in their last 25 vs. American League West. The Angels are 3-5 in the last 8 meetings.

Despite winning Tuesday, the Angels have been flat out brutal on the road. Add that to the fact the Astros still have something to play for and are at home on a quick turnaround, and Houston has to be the pick here. 

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