Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels - 8/24/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels - 8/24/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Angels (9-20) at Houston Astros (15-13)

MLB Baseball: Monday, August 24, 2020 at 9:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)

Patrick Sandoval (0-3) (5.40) vs. Framber Valdez (2-2) (1.44)

The Line: Houston Astros -162 / Los Angeles Angels +149 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Los Angeles Angels and Houston Astros meet Monday in MLB action at Minute Maid Park.

The Los Angeles Angels need a win after losing nine of their last 11 games. The Angels have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 13 games. The Angels have split their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. David Fletcher leads the Angels with 37 hits and 10 RBI while Anthony Rendon and Mike Trout have combined for 56 hits and 41 RBI. Patrick Sandoval gets the ball, and he is 0-3 with a 5.40 ERA and 14 strikeouts this season. Sandoval is 0-1 with a 5.68 ERA and four strikeouts in his career against the Astros.

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The Houston Astros need a win to snap a three-game losing streak. The Astros have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last nine games. The Astros have lost six of their last 10 games when scoring three or less runs. Carlos Correa leads the Astros with 30 hits and 16 RBI while Yuli Gurriel and Jose Altuve have combined for 54 hits and 24 RBI. Framber Valdez gets the ball, and he is 2-2 with a 1.72 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season. Valdez is 3-2 with a 2.78 ERA and 35 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.

The Angels are 9-19 in their last 28 during game 1 of a series, 16-35 in their last 51 road games and 18-44 in their last 62 overall. The Astros are 52-15 in their last 67 during game 1 of a series, 47-17 in their last 64 home games and 51-21 in their last 72 games as a favorite. The over is 7-2-1 in Angels last 10 overall. The under is 4-0 in Astros last 4 home games. The Angels are 16-35 in the last 51 meetings in Houston and 24-54 in the last 78 meetings.

Patrick Sandoval has allowed 11 earned runs and 16 hits in his last 16 innings, while Framber Valdez has allowed three earned runs and 23 hits in his last 27 innings. Backing Sandoval in his current form isn't an option, and he's the perfect pitcher the Astros need to face to get out of their offensive funk. The Houston Astros should be licking their chops in this matchup. Give me the Astros and the RL for max value.

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Randy’s Pick Houston Astros -1.5

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