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Angels vs. Astros - 5/7/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Houston Astros (18-10) at Los Angeles Angels (13-15)
Date & Time Thursday May 7, 2015, 10:05 PM (EDT)
Location
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Angels +106 / Houston Astros -116 --- Over/Under: 7.5
TV Channel
FS-West, ROOT-Southwest
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The Los Angeles Angels and the Houston Astros face off on Thursday in a MLB matchup of AL West teams.

The Los Angeles Angels have won their last two games and they are in second place in the American League West standings. The Angels are 6-7 at home, 4-6 in their last 10 games, and they are five games behind the Astros in the AL West standings. As a team the Angels are hitting .227 with Kole Calhoun hitting .301, Mike Trout hitting .300, and Johnny Giavotella hitting .286. The Angels pitching staff has an ERA of 3.83 with the starters at 4.04 and the bullpen at 3.42. For game one against the Astros the Angels start Hector Santiago who has allowed 26 hits and 10 earned runs while striking out 26 over 28.2 innings for a 2-2 record and 3.14 ERA.

The Houston Astros have lost their last three games but they continue to lead the AL West. As a team the Astros are hitting .239 with Jose Altuve hitting .339, Jed Lowrie hitting .300, and Colby Rasmus is hitting .256. The Astros pitching staff has an ERA of 3.49 with the starters at 4.22 and the bullpen at 2.16. For game one against the Angels the Astros start Collin McHugh who has allowed 12 hits and 26 strikeouts over 31.2 innings for a 4-0 record and a 3.41 ERA.

Los Angeles is 5-1 as a favorite, 6-2 in their last right home games, and1-4 in Santiago’s last five home starts. Houston is 14-5 in their last 19 games, 6-0 in their last six road games, and13-3 in McHugh’s last 16 starts. Houston is 1-8 in their last nine games I Los Angeles.

The total in this one is set at 7.5 and I like the over in this spot. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.

Pick:
Over 7.5

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