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Astros vs. Angels - 9/23/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Angels (67-86) at Houston Astros (81-72)

MLB Baseball: Friday, September 23, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)

Alex Meyer (1-3) (5.62) vs. D Fister (12-12) (4.45)

The Line: Houston Astros -182 / Los Angeles Angels +172 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds


The Los Angeles Angels and Houston Astros play game two of their series Friday night.

The Los Angeles Angels could use another win after losing 10 of their last 15 games. The Angels have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in 10 of their last 15 games. The Los Angeles Angels offense has gone ice cold during this stretch, and they’ve lost nine of their last 11 games when scoring three or less runs. Mike Trout leads Los Angeles with 165 hits, Yunel Escobar has 36 RBI and Albert Pujols has 31 home runs. Alex Meyer gets the ball, and he’s 1-3 with a 5.63 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. This will be Meyer’s second career game against the Astros.

Astros vs. Angels - 9/23/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Houston Astros look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Astros have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 18 games. The Houston Astros offense has been hit or miss recently, but they’ve won nine of their last 14 games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 206 hits, George Springer has 78 RBI and Carlos Correa has 20 home runs. Doug Fister takes the hill, and he’s 12-12 with a 4.45 ERA and 110 strikeouts this season. Fister is 3-3 with a 2.72 ERA and 45 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.

The Angels are 3-7 in their last 10 vs. a team with a winning record and 0-5 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series. The Astros are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 0-5 in Fisters last 5 starts. The Angels are 5-17 in the last 22 meetings in Houston.

The Angels have had a hard time stringing wins together and the Astros have played some of their best ball of the second half recently. Fister is also due for a solid performance after getting roughed up his last few starts. I look for Houston to get the bounce back win and remain in the playoff hunt. 

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