Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros - 9/4/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Houston Astros (21-15) at Los Angeles Angels (12-25)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 4, 2020 at 9:10 pm (Angel Stadium of Anaheim)
Lance McCullers Jr. (3-2) (5.06) vs. Dylan Bundy (4-2) (2.47)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -108 / Houston Astros -102 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Angels meet Friday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.
The Houston Astros look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Astros have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last eight games. The Astros have won seven of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Yuli Gurriel leads the Astros with 37 hits and 14 RBI while Carlos Correa and Kyle Tucker have combined for 68 hits and 50 RBI. Lance McCullers Jr. gets the ball, and he is 3-2 with a 5.06 ERA and 32 strikeouts this season. McCullers is 3-3 with a 2.83 ERA and 66 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Los Angeles Angels look for a win after splitting their last eight gams. The Angels have scored seven runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Angels have split their last six games when scoring four or more runs. David Fletcher leads the Angels with 45 hits and 13 RBI while Anthony Rendon and Mike Trout have combined for 70 hits and 53 RBI. Dylan Bundy gets the ball, and he is 4-2 with a 2.47 ERA and 47 strikeouts this season. Bundy is 0-3 with a 4.91 ERA and 31 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
The Astros are 54-16 in their last 70 during game 1 of a series, 55-23 in their last 78 Friday games and 57-24 in their last 81 games as a favorite. The Angels are 3-8 in their last 11 home games, 13-43 in their last 56 games as an underdog and 21-50 in their last 71 overall. The over is 6-2 in Astros last 8 overall. The over is 13-5-1 in Angels last 19 overall. The Astros are 19-7 in the last 26 meetings in Los Angeles and 36-15 in the last 51 meetings.
Lance McCullers has allowed 15 earned runs and 24 hits in his last 27.1 innings while Dylan Bundy has allowed eight earned runs and 23 hits in his last 31 innings. The Houston Astros are the better team and McCullers is better than what he's shown us this season. However, Bundy has been the better pitcher this season and has been priced much crazier than what he's being priced here. While the Angels have been inconsistent and aren't a team I've been thrilled about backing, I'll give them the edge here based on the starting pitching matchup.