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Angels vs. Astros - 10/1/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Houston Astros (83-77) at Los Angeles Angels (73-87)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 9:05 pm (Angel Stadium)

Joe Musgrove (4-4) (4.07) vs. J Chacin (5-8) (4.99)

The Line: Los Angeles Angels -105 / Houston Astros -105 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: RTSW/FSW

The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Angels play game two of their series Saturday night.

The Houston Astros look for a feel good win after losing six of their last eight games. The Astros have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Houston Astros offense has been hit or miss in the second half, and they’ve won six of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 213 hits, George Springer has 82 RBI and Carlos Correa has 20 home runs. Collin McHugh gets the ball, and he’s 12-10 with a 4.53 ERA and 172 strikeouts this season. McHugh is 5-2 with a 2.86 ERA and 54 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.

Angels vs. Astros - 10/1/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Los Angeles Angels look to keep rolling after winning eight of their last nine games. The Angels have scored 23 runs in their last three games and seven or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Los Angeles Angels offense has caught fire during this winning stretch, and they’ve won six straight games when scoring more than three runs. Mike Trout leads Los Angeles with 172 hits, Albert Pujols has 119 RBI and Kole Calhoun has 18 home runs. Jhoulys Chacin takes the hill, and he’s 5-8 with a 5.06 ERA and 112 strikeouts this season. Chacin is 1-2 with a 3.66 ERA and 28 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.

The Astros are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 7-1 in McHughs last 8 starts. The Angels are 4-1 in their last 5 Saturday games and 7-1 in their last 8 vs. American League West. The Astros are 7-0 in McHughs last 7 starts vs. Angels.

The Astros look like a team that's defeated after coming up short on the playoff race and failing to reach expectations after last seasons success. The Angels remain one of the hotter teams in the league and are building positive vibes heading into next season. You have to ride the hot hand here and side with the Los Angeles Angels at home. 

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Los Angeles Angels -105

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