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Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros - 9/29/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels
Date & Time Sunday September 29, 2019, 3:07 PM (EDT)
Location
Angel Stadium
Anaheim, CA
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 Sunday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.

The Houston Astros look to stay hot after winning 11 of their last 13 games. The Astros have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Houston Astros have won eight of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Michael Brantley leads the Astros with 178 hits and 89 RBI while Yuli Gurriel and Alex Bregman have combined for 329 hits and 213 RBI. Gerrit Cole gets the ball, and he is 19-5 with a 2.52 ERA and 316 strikeouts this season. Cole is 5-1 with a 2.79 ERA and 65 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.

The Los Angeles Angels need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Angels have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Los Angeles Angels have lost 10 of their last 12 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. Dillon Peters gets the ball, and he is 4-3 with a 4.72 ERA and 53 strikeouts this season. This will be Peters’ second career game against the Astros.

The Astros are 7-1 in their last 8 during game 4 of a series, 6-0 in Cole's last 6 road starts and 50-16 in Cole's last 66 starts. The Angels are 3-8 in their last 11 home games, 1-4 in their last 5 Sunday games and 4-1 in Peters' last 5 starts. The Astros are 12-4 in the last 16 meetings in Los Angeles, 50-23 in the last 73 meetings and 5-0 in Cole's last 5 starts vs. Angels. The under is 4-0 in Peters' last 4 starts overall. The under is 4-1 in Cole's last 5 starts overall.

Cole has allowed 16 hits and four earned runs in his last 37 innings, and he has a 2.39 ERA and .198 allowed batting average. Peters has allowed 21 hits and 12 runs in his last 16.1 innings, and he has a 4.55 ERA and .286 allowed batting average at home. The Houston Astros don't have much to play for after clinching the best record in baseball, but it's still Cole on the mound and it's still the Angels. Cole seems to be getting stronger as the season plays out and the Astros haven't lost with him on the mound since July 12. Give me the Astros and the RL for added value. 

Pick:
Houston Astros -1.5

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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