Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels Game 2 - 9/5/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels Game 2 - 9/5/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Angels (14-25) at Houston Astros (21-16)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 10:07 pm (Angel Stadium of Anaheim)

Griffin Canning (0-3) (4.04) vs. () ()

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

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The Los Angeles Angels and Houston Astros meet Saturday in game two of an MLB doubleheader at Angel Stadium. 

The Los Angeles Angels look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Angels have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Angels have split their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. David Fletcher leads the Angels with 45 hits and 13 RBI while Mike Trout and Anthony Rendon have combined for 72 hits and 55 RBI. Griffin Canning gets the ball, and he is 0-3 with a 4.04 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. Canning is 0-0 with a 4.91 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Astros.

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The Houston Astros look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The Astros have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last nine games. The Astros have won seven of their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Yuli Gurriel leads the Astros with 39 hits and 14 RBI while Carlos Correa and Kyle Tucker have combined for 72 hits and 53 RBI. The Houston Astros didn’t list a starting pitcher at the time this article was published.

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Griffin Canning has allowed 13 earned runs and 31 hits in his last 31 hits, and he's giving up a .261 batting average and .327 on base percentage with 13 walks and 30 strikeouts. In 26 at bats against current Astros hitters, Griffin Canning is allowing a .194 batting average and .367 on base percentage with five strikeouts. Canning wasn't exactly great in the month of August, and he's going up against an Astros offense that continues to put crooked numbers on the board. While the Astros didn't list a starting pitcher for this game and it's always tough to predict the second game of a doubleheader, I have to give the Astros the edge.

Give me the Astros here, but there's better betting options on this MLB card.

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The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.