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Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros - 7/16/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels
Date & Time Tuesday July 16, 2019, 10:07 PM (EDT)
Angel Stadium
Anaheim, California
The Line
The Line: Houston Astros / Los Angeles Angels -- Over/Under:
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The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Angels meet Tuesday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.

The Houston Astros could use a win after losing three of their last five games. The Astros have scored 25 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in their last four games. The Houston Astros have split their last four games when scoring four or more runs. Michael Brantley leads the Astros with 113 hits and 49 RBI while Yuli Gurriel and Josh Reddick have combined for 192 hits and 89 RBI. The Houston Astros didn’t list a starting pitcher at the time this article was posted.

The Los Angeles Angels look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Angels have scored 24 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Angels have won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring four or more runs. David Fletcher leads the Angels with 95 hits and 32 RBI while Mike Trout and Tommy La Stella have combined for 180 hits and 119 RBI. Andrew Heaney gets the ball, and he is 1-3 with a 5.18 ERA and 49 strikeouts this season. Heaney is 3-3 with a 3.20 ERA and 44 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.

The Astros are 41-15 in their last 56 vs. American League West, 50-22 in their last 72 during game 2 of a series and 47-23 in their last 70 Tuesday games. The Angels are 4-0 in their last 4 Tuesday games, 9-4 in Heaneys last 13 home starts and 1-5 in Heaneys last 6 starts vs. a team with a winning record. The Astros are 21-8 in the last 29 meetings in Los Angeles and 42-20 in the last 62 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Angels last 5 home games. The over is 4-0 in Astros last 4 road games.

Heaney just faced the Astros 10 days ago and was respectable in five innings, allowing five hits and two runs and striking out five. The overall numbers on the year for Heaney aren't great, but he's had his moments and is capable of consistently giving the Angels a chance to win. The bottom line is the Los Angeles Angels have been a different team over the last month, and they've especially rode this wave of emotion during this homestead this week. While the Astros are still the better team, I'm not sure I want to step in front of the Angels right now.

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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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