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Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels - 8/23/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Angels at Houston Astros
Date & Time Friday August 23, 2019, 8:10 PM (EDT)
Minute Maid Park
Houston, Texas
The Line
Houston Astros -310 / Los Angeles Angels +275 O/U: 9.5
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The Los Angeles Angels and the Houston Astros will meet up on the MLB diamond Friday to kick off their series.

The Angels are coming out of a series against the Rangers this week. LA got a win in one of the Tuesday games, but fell in the other three 8-7, 3-2 and 8-7 again for a series loss.

For the Friday outing, the Angels will go with Jose Suarez in the start. Across 53.1 innings and a 2-4 mark this year, Suarez has a 6.75 ERA with 53 Ks and 22 BBs.

Over on the Astros’ side, they’re fresh off a set against the Tigers. Houston took wins 5-4 and 6-3 in the first pair of games in that series, but fell 2-1 Wednesday. In the Thursday game, the Astros shook off a bit of ninth-inning trouble for a 6-3 win.

For Friday’s matchup, the Astros will send out Zack Greinke in the start. Across his 165.0 innings and 13-4 mark so far, Greinke has a 3.00 ERA with 149 Ks and 28 BBs.

The Angels are 5-2 in their last seven games following an off day and 3-10 in their last 13 road games. LA is 1-7 in their last eight in game one of a series and 0-5 in their last five Friday games.

Meanwhile, the Astros are 40-13 in their last 53 in game one of a series and 38-13 in their last 51 versus the AL West. Houston is 44-20 in their last 64 Friday games and the under is 37-18-4 in the last 59 Friday games.

Greinke had a bit of a sketchy start to his Astros tenure (but still got a win thanks to an offensive show), but he’s put up quality outings in his last pair of appearances. In those games he’s given up just three earned on 11 hits in a combined 13.0 innings.

I like Greinke to keep it rolling here and help the Astros get a win.

Houston Astros -310

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