Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros - 9/28/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels

Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 8:07 PM (Angel Stadium)

The Line:Houston Astros / Los Angeles Angels -- Over/Under:

TV: ATSW, FSW

The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Angels meet Saturday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.

The Houston Astros look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Astros have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Houston Astros have won 11 of their last 13 games when scoring four or more runs. Michael Brantley leads the Astros with 177 hits and 86 RBI while Yuli Gurriel and Alex Bregman have combined for 328 hits and 212 RBI. Justin Verlander gets the ball, and he is 20-6 with a 2.53 ERA and 288 strikeouts this season. Verlander is 14-10 with a 3.19 ERA and 186 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.

The Los Angeles Angels need a win after losing 10 of their last 15 games. The Angels have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Angels have lost five of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. David Fletcher leads the Angels with 172 hits and 49 RBI while Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun have combined for 263 hits and 178 RBI. Jose Suarez gets the ball, and he is 2-6 with a 7.34 ERA and 66 strikeouts this season. Suarez is 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Astros.

The Astros are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series, 38-15 in their last 53 Saturday games and 36-16 in Verlander's last 52 starts. The Angels are 5-2 in their last 7 Saturday games, 4-12 in their last 16 vs. American League West and 0-5 in Suarez's last 5 home starts. The Astros are 11-4 in the last 15 meetings in Los Angeles, 49-23 in the last 72 meetings and 9-2 in Verlander's last 11 starts vs. Angels The over is 4-1 in Suarez's last 5 home starts. The under is 4-1 in Verlander's last 5 starts overall.

Verlander has allowed 19 hits and six runs in his last 33 innings, and he has a 2.73 ERA and .163 allowed batting average on the road. Suarez has allowed 18 hits and 15 runs in his last 13 innings, and he has a 7.99 ERA and .301 allowed batting average at home. Clear pitching advantage between these two teams and the Astros are one win away from clinching home field advantage throughout the entire postseason. This should be a layup game for the Astros. I'll lay the RL for a cheaper price.

Randy’s Pick Houston Astros -1.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.