Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels - 7/24/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (43-54) at Houston Astros (53-44)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 2:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
T Lincecum (2-3) (6.59) vs. M Fiers (6-4) (4.75)
The Line: Houston Astros -185 / Los Angeles Angels +175 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-West, ROOT-Southwest
The Houston Astros look to make up ground in the AL West with a win versus the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday.
The los Angeles Angels have been red hot and have to stay that way just to reach .500. After winning six in a row the Angels have dropped consecutive contests following a 7-2 defeat at Houston on Saturday. LAA starter Jered Weaver was charged with six runs on seven hits including two homers over for frames to fall to 8-8. Los Angeles posted six hits with Ji-Man Choi going deep while Andrelton Simmons drove in Yunel Escobar. Tim Lincecum looks to revive his career as he makes his 7th start of the season with the Angels. In six starts thus far, Lincecum has gone 2-3 with a 2.09 WHIP and 6.59 ERA.
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The Houston Astros have been slowly making up ground on the struggling Rangers but still have plenty of ground to make up. The Astros have now won three in a row but need a lot more. The Stros were solid at the plate and on the mound with starter Collin McHugh upping his record to 7-6 with both runs given up through six innings.Houston totaled ten hits and five walks with Carlos Correa going deep and scoring twice while Evan Gattis homered twice and knocked in four. The Astros hand the ball to Mike Fiers who oppose the Angels for the second time this year. Fiers comes off a 7-4 defeat at Oakland with six runs allowed on five hits and three BB in 3.2 frames.
The over is 6-2-1 in the Angels last 9 Sunday games. Houston are 19-7 in their last 26 home games and are 20-8 in their last 28 games on grass while the under is 26-11 in their last 37 overall. Los Angeles are 0-9 in the last 9 meetings and are 3-13 in the last 16 meetings in Houston. I’ll take the team with more to play for but the pitching stinks…