Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels - 9/25/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (68-86) at Houston Astros (81-73)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 2:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
Daniel Wright (0-4) (7.48) vs. Joe Musgrove (3-4) (4.42)
The Line: Houston Astros -181 / Los Angeles Angels +161 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
Headed our way on Sunday from Minute Maid Park, the Los Angeles Angels and the Houston Astros will be wrapping up their weekend MLB series.
The Angels took games one and two of this set 2-0 and 10-6. On Saturday, the Angels scored a whopping nine runs in the eighth and ninth innings on the way to an improbable 10-4 win.
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Taking the hill for the Angels on Sunday will be RHP Daniel Wright. In his seven games (five starts) and 0-4 record, Wright holds a 7.48 ERA with a 1.81 WHIP in 27.2 innings. Wright took a loss against Texas his last time out, going 4.2 innings with nine hits and five earned.
It’s not hard to spot the key hitters in the L.A. lineup. Mike Trout holds 168 hits with 119 runs, 28 homers and 97 RBI. Albert Pujols has bagged 158 hits with 79 runs, 31 homers and 118 RBI. Yunel Escobar has 156 hits with 67 runs and 38 RBI.
Over on the Astros’ side, we’ll be seeing RHP Joe Musgrove in the start Sunday. In 10 games (nine starts) and a 3-4 record this year, Musgrove has managed a 4.42 ERA with a 1.24 WHIP in 55 innings. Musgrove took a no-decision against Oakland his last time out, with 5.1 innings, two hits and one earned.
Houston has some great hitters as well. Jose Altuve has bagged 207 hits with 103 runs, 24 homers and 94 RBI. George Springer holds 157 hits with 112 runs, 28 homers and 79 RBI. Carlos Correa sits on 150 hits with 75 runs, 20 homers and 93 RBI.
The Angels are 5-0 in their last five Sunday games, and 7-3 in their last 10 game fours of a series. Los Angeles is also 5-9 in their last 14 against the American League West, and 6-2 in their last eight overall.
Meanwhile, the Astros are 4-11 in their last 15 game fours of a series, and 2-6 in their last eight Sunday games. Houston is also 1-6 in their last seven home games, and 36-16 in their last 52 versus a team with a losing record.
The Astros haven’t been playing all that well at home lately, but Wright hasn’t been pitching well either. I’ll take Houston.