Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels - 9/22/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (76-74) at Houston Astros (80-71)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
H Santiago (8-9) (3.47) vs. L McCullers (5-6) (3.18)
The Line: Houston Astros -170 / Los Angeles Angels +160 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-West, ROOT-Southwest
The Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Angels face off on Tuesday at Minute Maid Park for game two of heir MLB series of American League West teams.
The Houston Astros helped heir case for the post season as they beat the Angels on Monday. Carlos Correa and Evan Gattis each hit home runs and Jose Altuve had three hits as the Astros scored six runs on 11 hits. Starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel allowed six hits and a run while striking out six over 7.2 innings to get the win and raise his record to 18-8 for the season and Luke Gregorson earned his 28th save. For Tuesday’s game the Astros start Lance McCullers who has allowed 92 hits and 38 earned runs while striking out 107 over 107.2 innings for a 5-6 record and a 3.18 ERA.
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The Los Angeles Angels have played their way back into post-season contention but they need to get wins now as the season has less than two weeks left. Mike Trout and Erick Aybar each had two hits and David Freese added a hit as the Angels scored three runs on nine hits. Starting pitcher Jered Weaver allowed nine hits and five runs while striking out five over 5.2 innings to take the loss and fall to 7-12 for the season. For Tuesday’s game the Angels start Hector Santiago who has allowed 144 hits and 64 earned runs while striking out 149 over 166 innings for an 8-9 record and a 3.47 ERA.
Houston is 2-5 in their last eight games, 1-5 in game two of a series, and 6-1 in McCullers last seven home starts. Los Angeles is 9-21 in their last 30 road games, 5-12 in game two of a series, and 1-5 in Santiago’s last six road starts. Los Angeles has lost their last six games in Houston.
The total in this one is set at 8.5 and I have this one staying under the total and that is my free pick. My stronger pick is on the winning team and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.