Angels vs. Astros - 10/2/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Astros (84-77) at Los Angeles Angels (73-88)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 3:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
Brady Rodgers vs. Jered Weaver (12-12) (5.06)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels / Houston Astros --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Angels end their 2016 MLB season Sunday afternoon.
The Houston Astros look to finish the year with a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Astros have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 14 games. The Houston Astros offense continues to be hit or miss down the stretch, and they’ve lost four of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 215 hits, George Springer has 82 RBI and Carlos Correa has 20 home runs. Brady Rodgers gets the nod, and he’s 0-0 with a 19.29 ERA and three strikeouts this season. This will be Rodgers’ first career game against the Angels.
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The Los Angeles Angels haven’t lost back-to-back games since September 19-20. The Angels have scored 15 runs in their last three games and seven or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Angels offense has been red hot down the stretch, and they’ve won six straight games when scoring more than three runs. Mike Trout leads Los Angeles with 172 hits, Kole Calhoun has 73 RBI and Albert Pujols has 31 home runs. Jered Weaver takes the hill, and he’s 12-12 with a 5.06 ERA and 103 strikeouts this season. Weaver is 5-6 with a 4.28 ERA and 62 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
The Astros are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 5-2 in their last 7 road games. The Angels are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series and 5-1 in their last 6 Sunday games. The Astros are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Angels have an experienced pitcher on the mound and have been playing all month like they're trying to build confidence heading into next year. The Astros are throwing out a pitcher who has just 4.2 career MLB innings under his belt and has allowed 10 runs in those innings. Have to like the Angels to end their 2016 with a victory.