Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros - 6/22/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Astros (41-30) at Los Angeles Angels (35-35)
MLB Baseball: Monday, June 22, 2015 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
B Oberholtzer (2-1) (2.73) vs. H Santiago (4-4) (2.77)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -124 / Houston Astros +114 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-West, ROOT-Southwest
The Los Angeles Angels and the Houston Astros face off on Monday at the Big A in American League West MLB action.
The Los Angeles Angels are at .500 for the season as they continue to chase the Astros in the American League West standings. The Angels are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 19-15 at home, and they are 5.5 games back in the AL West standings. As a team the Angels are hitting .242 with Mike Trout hitting .304, Johnny Giavotella hitting .276, and Albert Pujols hitting .271. The Angels pitching staff has an ERA of 3.78 with the starters at 3.98 and the bullpen at 3.33. For game one against the Astros the Angels start Hector Santiago who has allowed 69 hits and 25 earned runs while striking out 78 over 81.1 innings for a 4-4 record and a 2.77 ERA.
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The Houston Astros have run hot and cold this season but they have hung onto the lead in the AL West. The Astros are 7-3 in their last 10 games, 18-16 on the road, and they have a 3.5 game lead in the AL West standings. As a team the Astros are hitting .240 with Jose Altuve hitting .287, George Springer hitting .284, and Evan Gattis hitting .232. The Astros pitching staff has an ERA of 3.65 with the starters at 4.20 and the bullpen at 2.56. For game one in Anaheim the Astros start Brett Oberholtzer who has allowed 29 hits and eight earned runs while striking out 18 over 26.1 innings for a 2-1 record and a 2.73 ERA.
Los Angeles is 7-2 in game one of a series, 1-4 against a left-handed starter, and 5-14 in Santiago’s last 19 starts against a team with a winning record. Houston is 6-2 in their last eight games, 2-5 as a road underdog, and 4-1 in Oberholtzer’s last five starts. Houston is 3-10 in their last 13 games in Los Angeles.
I don’t love this one but Houston has been able to string together wins better than the Angels so I will give them the nod here though it is really just a lean.