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Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels - 7/6/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Los Angeles Angels at Houston Astros
Date & Time Saturday July 6, 2019, 7:15 PM (EDT)
Location
Minute Maid Park
Houston, Texas
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Angels +170 / Houston Astros -200 -- Over/Under: 9
TV Channel
FOX
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The Los Angeles Angels and Houston Astros meet Saturday in MLB action at Minute Maid Park.

The Los Angeles Angels look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Angels have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Los Angeles Angels have won seven straight games won scoring four or more runs. Mike Trout leads the Angels with 88 hits and 63 RBI while Tommy La Stella and David Fletcher have combined for 168 hits and 74 RBI. Andrew Heaney gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 5.40 ERA and 44 strikeouts this season. Heaney is 3-2 with a 3.15 ERA and 39 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.

The Houston Astros look for a win after splitting their last 14 games. The Astros have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Houston Astros have won six of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Michael Brantley leads the Astros with 104 hits and 46 RBI while Yuli Gurriel and Josh Reddick have combined for 175 hits and 76 RBI. Gerrit Cole gets the ball, and he is 8-5 with a 3.28 ERA and 161 strikeouts this season. Cole is 3-1 with a 3.58 ERA and 45 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.

The Angels are 6-2 in their last 8 Saturday games, 13-6 in Heaneys last 19 starts on grass and 6-13 in Heaneys last 19 starts with 5 days of rest. The Astros are 49-21 in their last 70 during game 2 of a series, 37-15 in Coles last 52 starts and 21-5 in Coles last 26 home starts. The Angels are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Houston and 19-40 in the last 59 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Coles last 5 starts overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Angels last 5 overall.

Heaney got a late start to the season, and he was awful last month, allowing 28 hits and 20 runs in 31.2 innings while walking 14 batters. Heaney has a 5.52 ERA in 14.2 innings on the road this season. Cole has allowed a combined three runs in his last 19 innings and has produced double-digit strikeouts in three of his last five starts. At home this season, Cole has a 3.27 ERA and a .203 allowed batting average with 93 strikeouts in 63.1 innings. I have to side with the Houston Astros here, and I'll take the RL for extra value.

Pick:
Houston Astros -1.5

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