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Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros - 7/18/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels
Date & Time Thursday July 18, 2019, 9:07 PM (EDT)
Location
Angel Stadium
Anaheim, California
The Line
The Line: Houston Astros / Los Angeles Angels -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
ATSW, FSW
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The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Angels meet Thursday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.

The Houston Astros look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Astros have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Houston Astros have won 11 of their last 14 games when scoring four or more runs. Michael Brantley leads the Astros with 116 hits and 51 RBI while Yuli Gurriel and Josh Reddick have combined for 196 hits and 89 RBI. Wade Miley gets the ball, and he is 7-4 with a 3.32 ERA and 91 strikeouts this season. Miley is 3-0 with a 2.22 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.

The Los Angeles Angels look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Angels have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Los Angeles Angels have won 12 of their last 13 games when scoring four or more runs. David Fletcher leads the Angels with 96 hits and 32 RBI while Mike Trout and Tommy La Stella have combined for 180 hits and 119 RBI. Matt Harvey gets the ball, and he is 3-4 with a 6.88 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. Harvey is 0-2 with a 16.20 ERA and four strikeouts in his career against the Astros.

The Astros are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 4 of a series, 1-4 in their last 5 Thursday games and 11-4 in Miley's last 15 starts. The Angels are 5-1 in their last 6 home games, 5-1 in their last 6 vs. American League West and 0-4 in Harvey's last 4 starts vs. a team with a winning record. The Astros are 9-3 in the last 12 meetings in Los Angeles and 9-3 in the last 12 meetings. The over is 5-2 in Harvey's last 7 home starts. The under is 7-3 in Miley's last 10 starts overall.

Miley has ben a different pitcher on the road than he has been at home, but the Astros have still won 11 of his last 15 games. Harvey is coming off a solid 5.2 innings against the Mariners, but he's still a pitcher who has allowed 56 hits and 41 earned runs in 53.2 innings this season, and most of those troubles have come at home. Harvey is not a pitcher I want to get behind when going up against an Astros offense that's capable of going on a tear. I have to back the Astros yet again. 

Pick:
Houston Astros

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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