Astros vs. Angels - 7/23/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (43-53) at Houston Astros (52-44)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
Jered Weaver (8-7) (5.02) vs. C McHugh (6-6) (4.25)
The Line: Houston Astros -175 / Los Angeles Angels +165 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Angels and Houston Astros meet Saturday night for game two of their series.
The Los Angeles Angels look to keep rolling after winning six of their last seven games. The Angels have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 15 games. The Los Angeles Angels offense has been red hot, and they’ve won nine straight games when scoring more than three runs. Mike Trout leads Los Angeles with 109 hits, Yunel Escobar has 30 RBI and Albert Pujols has 19 home runs. Jered Weaver gets the nod, and he’s 8-7 with a 5.02 ERA and 60 strikeouts this season. Weaver is 5-5 with a 3.77 ERA and 61 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
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The Houston Astros look for consistency after splitting their last six games. The Astros have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 16 games. The Houston Astros offense has been hit or miss lately, and they’ve won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 135 hits, George Springer has 56 RBI and Carlos Correa has 14 home runs. Collin McHugh takes the hill, and he’s 6-6 with a 4.25 ERA and 104 strikeouts this season. McHugh is 4-2 with a 2.84 ERA and 48 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Angels are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 0-5 in Weavers last 5 Saturday starts. The Astros are 12-4 in their last 16 during game 2 of a series and 25-7 in McHughs last 32 home starts. The Angels are 2-9 in the last 11 meetings in Houston.
Both teams continue to swing a hot bat and are putting a truckload of runs on the board most nights. Weaver is also likely going to give up a lot of runs against the Astros offense. Give me the over.