Astros vs. Angels - 9/24/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (68-86) at Houston Astros (81-73)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
J Chacin (5-8) (5.22) vs. B Peacock (0-0) (2.86)
The Line: Houston Astros -148 / Los Angeles Angels +138 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Angels and Houston Astros play game three of their series Saturday night.
The Los Angeles Angels look to play spoiler after winning five of their last seven games. The Angels have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Los Angeles Angels offense has heated up as of late, and they’ve won seven of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Mike Trout leads Los Angeles with 166 hits, Albert Pujols has 116 RBI and Kole Calhoun has 17 home runs. Jhoulys Chacin gets the nod, and he’s 5-8 with a 5.29 ERA and 107 strikeouts this season. Chacin is 1-2 with a 4.50 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
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The Houston Astros need a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Astros have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last nine games. The Houston Astros offense has been hit or miss recently, and they’ve won four of their last five games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 206 hits, George Springer has 78 RBI and Carlos Correa has 20 home runs. Brad Peacock takes the hill, and he’s 0-0 with a 2.86 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. Peacock is 3-0 with a 4.50 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Angels are 8-2 in their last 10 during game 3 of a series and 0-7 in Chacins last 7 road starts. The Astros are 4-1 in their last 5 Saturday games and 1-7 in Peacocks last 8 home starts. The Angels are 5-16 in the last 21 meetings in Houston.
It's hard to trust the Astros due to their inconsistent play and with the Angels finding some confidence lately. The one constant the last week or so is that the offenses have woken up. I'll take the over in this spot with the way both clubs are hitting the ball.