Astros vs. Angels - 6/21/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (31-39) at Houston Astros (35-36)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
H Santiago (4-4) (5.30) vs. C McHugh (5-5) (4.89)
The Line: Houston Astros -143 / Los Angeles Angels +133 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Angels and Houston Astros clash late Tuesday night for game two of their series.
The Los Angeles Angels look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Angels have allowed 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 15 games. The Los Angeles Angels have an ERA of 4.32 and have lost eight of their last nine games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Yunel Escobar leads Los Angeles with 81 hits, Mike Trout has 47 RBI and Albert Pujols has 12 home runs. Hector Santiago gets the nod, and he’s 4-4 with a 5.30 ERA and 63 strikeouts this season. Santiago is 1-2 with a 4.05 ERA and 38 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
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The Houston Astros look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Astros have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Houston Astros offense is starting to heat up, and they’ve won six straight games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 95 hits, George Springer has 41 RBI and Carlos Correa has 10 home runs. Collin McHugh takes the hill, and he's 5-5 with a 4.89 ERA and 73 strikeouts this season. McHugh is 4-2 with a 2.86 ERA and 39 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Angels are 2-5 in their last 7 Tuesday games and 15-5 in Santiagos last 20 starts. The Astros are 7-1 in their last 8 during game 2 of a series and 23-6 in McHughs last 29 home starts. The Astros are 4-0 in McHughs last 4 starts vs. Angels.
The Angels continue to be one of the more frsutrating teams in all of baseball and are hard to trust. Also, the Astros are slowly but surely starting to look like the team from last year and starting to hit the ball well. I like Houston to get another victory here.