Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels - 9/22/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels
Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 1:10 PM (Minute Maid Park)
Houston Astros -450 / Los Angeles Angels +350 O/U: 9
TV: FSW, ATSW
The Los Angeles Angels and the Houston Astros will meet up on the MLB circuit Sunday.
Houston bagged a 6-4 victory in game one of this series on Friday. In the Saturday matchup, the Angels struck back with three runs in the first inning, eventually fighting to an 8-4 win.
For Sunday’s game, the Angels will send out Jose Rodriguez in the start. Across 14.2 innings and a 1.84 ERA Rodriguez has a 10 Ks and seven walks to his credit.
Over on the Astros’ side, they’re going with Justin Verlander on Sunday. Over 212.0 innings and a 19-6 record this year, Verlander has a 2.50 ERA with 283 Ks and 40 BBs.
The Angels are 1-7 in their last eight in game three of a series and the over is 20-7-2 in the last 29 in game three of a series.
Meanwhile, the Astros are 6-2 in Verlander’s last eight home starts and 35-16 in his last 51 home starts. Houston is 7-3 in Verlander’s last 10 starts with four days’ rest and 4-1 in his last five Sunday starts.
There’s not a lot of info this year on Rodriguez, but he’s really only had one relatively bad relief appearance and hasn’t given up an earned run in five of his six tries.
As for Verlander, he’s riding four straight quality starts and is 4-1 in his last five games. It’ll be interesting to see what Rodriguez can do but I have to stick with Verlander and the Astros here.