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

Game
Los Angeles Angels at Houston Astros
Date & Time Sunday July 7, 2019, 2:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Minute Maid Park
Houston, Texas
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Angels +135 / Houston Astros -156 -- Over/Under: 10
TV Channel
ATSW, FSW
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The Los Angeles Angels and Houston Astros meet Sunday in MLB action at Minute Maid Park.

The Los Angeles Angels look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Angels have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Angels have won their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Mike Trout leads the Angels with 89 hits and 63 RBI while David Fletcher and Tommy La Stella have combined for 170 hits and 74 RBI. Jose Suarez gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 5.40 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. This will be Suarez’s first career game against the Astros.

The Houston Astros look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Astros have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in their last six games. The Houston Astros have won seven of their last eight 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 177 hits and 78 RBI. Jose Urquidy gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 4.91 ERA and four strikeouts this season. This will be Urquidy’s first career game against the Angels.

The Angels are 4-1 in their last 5 road games. The Astros are 4-1 in their last 5 Sunday games, 38-13 in their last 51 vs. American League West and 1-4 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series. The Angels are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Houston and 19-40 in the last 59 meetings. The over is 7-3-2 in Astros last 12 home games. The over is 4-0-1 in Suarezs last 5 starts overall.

We have two rookie pitchers who have very little experience this season and haven't been great through a limited sample size. So, I'm going to side with the Astros at home and the cheap price simply based on being the better team with a consistent lineup that's found its stride and is putting up crooked numbers most nights. Suarez has been a fly ball pitcher through four games and has allowed seven homers through 25 innings, something you don't want to see when going up against the Astros. Give me the home team.

Pick:
Houston Astros -156

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