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Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros - 5/4/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels
Date & Time Saturday May 4, 2019, 7:05 PM (EDT)
Angel Stadium
Anaheim, California
The Line
The Line: Houston Astros -130 / Los Angeles Angels +120 -- Over/Under: 9.5
TV Channel
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The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Angels meet Saturday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.

The Houston Astros look for a win here after splitting their last 10 games. The Astros have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 12 games. The Houston Astros have won their last five games when scoring four or more runs. Michael Brantley leads the Astros with 40 hits and 18 RBI while George Springer and Josh Reddick have combined for 67 hits and 31 RBI. Wade Miley gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 3.24 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. Miley is 2-0 with a 2.01 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.

The Los Angeles Angels look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Angels have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine straight games. The Los Angeles Angels have won 13 of their last 20 games when scoring four or more runs. Andrelton Simmons leads the Angels with 38 hits and 17 RBI while Brian Goodwin and Mike Trout have combined for 59 hits and 31 RBI. Trevor Cahill gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 5.93 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. Cahill is 2-1 with a 4.61 ERA and 21 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.

The Astros are 10-1 in their last 11 games following an off day, 8-3 in their last 11 vs. American League West and 4-1 in Mileys last 5 starts. The Angels are 4-1 in their last 5 games following a win, 1-4 in their last 5 games following an off day and 1-6 in their last 7 vs. American League West. The Astros are 19-7 in the last 26 meetings in Los Angeles and 38-18 in the last 56 meetings. The under is 13-5-1 in Angels last 19 vs. American League West. The under is 6-2-1 in Astros last 9 overall.

Miley has been consistent this season, allowing three or less runs in all six starts and giving up a .238 batting average in 33.1 innings. Cahill has been absolutely awful this season, which includes allowing 13 runs in his last 12.1 innings. While the Astros have a big pitching advantage here, the Angels are in terrific form at the moment and the offense has seriously picked up. I'm just not trying to step in front of the Angels at the moment, so getting them at home with plus money feels like where the value is at.

Los Angeles Angels +120

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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