Astros vs. Angels - 6/22/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (31-40) at Houston Astros (36-36)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 2:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
M Shoemaker (3-7) (4.50) vs. L McCullers (3-2) (4.24)
The Line: Houston Astros -158 / Los Angeles Angels +148 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Houston Astros look to complete the sweep of the Los Angeles Angels Wednesday afternoon.
The Los Angeles Angels look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Angels have allowed 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 16 games. The Los Angeles Angels have an ERA of 4.40 and have lost 10 of their last 13 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Yunel Escobar leads Los Angeles with 82 hits, Mike Trout has 48 RBI and Albert Pujols has 12 home runs. Matt Shoemaker gets the ball, and he’s 3-7 with a 4.50 ERA and 77 strikeouts this season. Shoemaker is 2-1 with a 4.55 ERA and 32 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
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The Houston Astros look to stay hot after winning seven of their last nine games. The Astros have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Houston Astros offense is clearly heated up, and they’ve won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 96 hits, George Springer has 41 RBI and Carlos Correa has 11 home runs. Lance McCullers takes the hill, and he’s 3-2 with a 4.24 ERA and 50 strikeouts this season. McCullers is 1-1 with a 2.52 ERA and 21 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Angels are 4-9 in their last 13 games vs. a right-handed starter and 3-8 in Shoemakers last 11 starts. The Astros are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 2-5 in McCullers' last 7 home starts. The Angels are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in Houston.
I said yesterday that the Astros are starting to look like the team from last year and the confidence is building. Getting a walkoff win Tuesday night is only going to help things. Look for Houston to complete the sweep at home.