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Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros - 5/15/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Houston Astros (26-17) at Los Angeles Angels (25-16)
Date & Time Tuesday May 15, 2018, 10:07 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Angels +150 / Houston Astros -160 --- Over/Under: 7.5
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MLB | Houston Astros (26-17) at Los Angeles Angels (25-16)
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The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Angels meet Tuesday in MLB action at Angel Stadium. 

The Houston Astros look for another victory after splitting their last 12 games. The Astros have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Houston Astros have won six of their last seven games when scoring more than one run. Jose Altuve leads the Astros with 53 hits and 18 RBI while George Springer and Carlos Correa have combined for 92 hits and 55 RBI. Gerrit Cole gets the ball, and he is 4-1 with a 1.43 ERA and 86 strikeouts this season. Cole is 1-1 with a 3.15 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.

The Los Angeles Angels look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Angels have allowed seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last 11 games. The Los Angeles Angels have won eight of their last nine games when allowing four or less runs. Offensively, Andrelton Simmons leads the Angels with 49 hits and 23 RBI while Mike Trout and Justin Upton have combined for 88 hits and 57 RBI. Jaime Barria gets the ball, and he is 3-1 with a 2.45 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. This will be Barria’s first career game against the Astros.

The Astros are 14-6 in their last 20 during game 2 of a series, 4-0 in Coles last 4 road starts and 7-1 in Coles last 8 starts. The Angels are 23-9 in their last 32 Tuesday games, 5-2 in their last 7 home games and 20-9 in their last 29 during game 2 of a series. The Astros are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Los Angeles and the under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.

We're getting Cole with an actual decent price when you consider just how great he's been this season. Cole has allowed just five hits and one run in his last 15 innings and two or less runs in seven of his eight starts this season. Cole is also allowing just a .155 batting average overall and a .126 batting average on the road in 29 innings. Barria has been solid this season in his own right, but Cole is looking like a legit Cy Young winner right now. I'll bet him anything under -200, as the guy is just too damn good. 

Houston Astros -160

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