Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros

Astros to be Saturday Favorite with MLB Game Lines to Angeles

July 4th, 2019 MLB Baseball, Sportsbook

To begin with it has always been said that pitching is 90 percent of baseball. Even in this era of the long ball that remains the case. And Houston is the best example of how good pitching means probable success with MLB game lines. By contrast the Los Angeles Angels are also an example of the time old adage. LA’s lack of reliable pitching has held them down for several years. A change in mangers for this year has proven to be futile. For all that the Astros have great pitching and the Angels don’t.

Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros

Date and Time:Saturday, July 6, 2019, 7:15 p.m. ET
Location:Minute Maid Park, Houston Texas
Angles vs. Astros TV CoverageFOX

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Angels vs. Astros Current Form

Late MLB game lines results have been good for Houston. The Astros have won five of their last seven games. Houston leads the American League West with a record of 53-32. Only 36 of their games have gone over the total. By contrast the Angels have lost six of their last 10. Los Angeles is 42-43 with just 38 games going over the total. The Angels are fourth in the AL West. Overall LA ranks 13th for run production and 23rd for earned run average. Houston ranks 12th for runs scored and fourth for ERA.

Astros Probable Starter and Bullpen

Right hander Gerrit Cole (8-5, 1.04 WHIP, 3.28 ERA) is the probable starter for the Astros. On the whole Houston has won eight of his last 10 starts. MLB bullpen metrics have the Astros ranked fourth best. Roberto Osuna has 17 saves with a 2.12 ERA.

Astros Probable Starter and Bullpen

The Los Angeles starter is yet to be determined. Accordingly, the Angeles bullpen ranks 17th in MLB.

Los Angeles and Houston Betting Trends

Late results have shown surprising results for the Angels on the road. Los Angeles has beaten the online sportsbook in 11 of their last 18 away tilts. Five of their last eight in that role have gone over the total. In the same way the Astros have been a strong bet at home. Houston has won 13 of their last 20 games at Minute Maid Park. Only three of their last 11 home games have gone under the total.

Angels vs. Astros Head to Head vs. Spread

Overall the Astros have dominated their head to head series with the Angels. Houston has gotten the cash in 14 of their last 17 meetings with Los Angeles. Further, LA has not had much success at Minute Maid Park. Houston has paid in six of their last eight home tilts with the Angels. Only one of the last five games in this series at H-Town has gone under the total.

Matchup to Watch

In this situation the Astros have the matchup advantage both on the hill and at the plate. As mentioned earlier they dominate the MLB game lines against the Angels. Account of Alex Bergman’s 22 home runs and 52 runs batted in do the Astros boast a strong lineup.

Angels vs. Astros MLB Game Lines Odds Picks

In sum the Astros are the better pick here.

Angels vs. Astros MLB Game Lines Online Pick: Houston Astros

Angels vs. Astros MLB game Lines Online Score Prediction: Astros 5, Angeles 2

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