Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/2/14
Los Angeles Angels (83-53) at Houston Astros (59-79)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
C.J. Wilson (L) (10-8) (4.459) vs. Brad Peacock (R) (3-6) (4.837)
The Line: Houston Astros +180 / Los Angeles Angels -190 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-W, CSN-HOU
The Los Angeles Angels and Houston Astros begin a two-game stint Tuesday at Minute Maid Park.
The Los Angeles Angels have won six games in a row and are 30 games above .500. The Angels pitching staff has been lights out during this stretch, allowing three or less runs in 12 of their last 15 games. Overall, the Los Angeles Angels have an ERA of 3.50, which is ninth in the majors, and they’ve won six straight when allowing three or fewer runs. Offensively, Mike Trout has homered four times in his last 10 games and Erick Aybar has a 16-game hitting streak. C.J. Wilson takes the hill, and he’s 10-8 with a 4.46 ERA and has 126 strikeouts in 147.1 innings. Wilson is 6-4 with a 3.79 ERA in 21 career games against the Astros.
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The Houston Astros have won four of their last six games and are 20 games below a .500 record. Despite the struggles, the Astros pitching staff has been solid lately, allowing three or less runs in nine of their last 12 games. Overall, the Houston Astros have an ERA of 4.33, which is 26th in the majors, and they’ve won seven of their last 10 games when allowing three or fewer runs. Offensively, Starting is Brad Peacock, who is 3-8 with a 5.13 ERA and has 99 strikeouts in 112.1 innings. Peacock is 2-0 with a 5.17 ERA in four career games against the Angels.
The Angels are 36-16 in their last 52 games following an off day and 1-8 in Wilsons last 9 road starts. The Astros are 20-41 in their last 61 games following an off day and 1-6 in Peacocks last 7 starts overall. The Angels are 10-4 in the last 14 meetings in Houston.
No way I'm laying the insane chalk with the way Wilson has been on the road this season. However, both pitchers have given up runs this season and the Angels bats are hot. I'd take the over in this spot.