Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros - 8/2/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros - 8/2/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Astros (4-4) at Los Angeles Angels (3-6)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 4:10 pm (Angel Stadium of Anaheim)

Josh James (0-0) (9.00) vs. Shohei Ohtani (0-1) (0.00)

The Line: Los Angeles Angels +100 / Houston Astros -120 --- Over/Under: 10 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Angels meet Sunday in MLB action at Angel Stadium. 

The Houston Astros need a win after losing four of their last six games. The Astros have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their first eight games. The Astros have won four of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Michael Brantley leads the Astros with 11 hits and six RBI while Carlos Correa and Yuli Gurriel have combined for 19 hits and eight RBI. Josh James gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 9.00 ERA and five strikeouts this season. James is 0-0 with a 2.57 ERA and 21 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.

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The Los Angeles Angels need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Angels have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last eight games. The Angels have lost four of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. David Fletcher leads the Angels with 13 hits and five RBI while Brian Goodwin and Mike Trout have combined for 17 hits and 12 RBI. Shohei Ohtani gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a INF ERA and zero strikeouts this season. Ohtani is 0-1 with a 7.04 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Astros.

The Astros are 21-5 in their last 26 Sunday games, 16-5 in their last 21 road games and 43-20 in their last 63 overall. The Angels are 14-38 in their last 52 games as an underdog, Angels are 14-38 in their last 52 games as an underdog and 1-6 in their last 7 home games. The over is 5-1-1 in Astros last 7 Sunday games. The over is 4-0 in Angels last 4 overall. The Astros are 20-7 in the last 27 meetings in Los Angeles and 53-23 in the last 76 meetings.

James wasn't good in his debut and he was shaky for long stretches of last season. On the other side, Ohtani allowed three hits and five runs against the Oakland Athletics, not getting a single out in his pitching debut. Astros hitters have also had success against Ohtani even in a small sample size. I like the Astros to close this series out with a victory, as I can't bring myself to get behind Ohtani on the hill.

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Randy’s Pick Houston Astros -120

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