Houston Astros vs. Los Ángeles Angels

Struggling Angels AL West Leading Astros for Baseball Betting Games

May 2nd, 2019 MLB Baseball, Online Wagering

Well Los Angeles Angels fans and gamblers don’t have Mike Scioscia to kick around anymore.  Following 19 years of service Scioscia and the Angels agreed it was time to move on.  Things did seem to go stale with three consecutive losing seasons to end Scioscia’s tenure.  So far new manager Brad Ausmus has not found the winning formula for baseball betting games success.  Los Angeles resides in the basement of the American League West.  While at the top of the AL West are the Houston Astros.  There is little evidence those circumstances will be changing any time soon.

Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels  

Date and Time: Sunday, May 5, 2019, 4:10 p.m. ET

Location:  Angel Stadium, Anaheim, California

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Astros vs. Angels TV Coverage:  ESPN

Astros Starting Pitcher and Bullpen  

Veteran right hander Justin Verlander (4-1, 0.86 WHIP, 2.45 ERA) will get the start for Houston.  Most important of all the Astros bullpen is a key asset for baseball betting games.  Houston ranks first for bullpen ERA.  Robert Osuna has seven saves and a 0.73 ERA to lead the Astros Pen.

Angels Starting Pitcher and Bullpen

Right hander Matt Harvey (1-2, 1.39 WHIP, 6.54 ERA) is slated to take the hill for the Angels.  In the same way is the Angels bullpen one of the better ones for online wagering.  LA ranks 10th in MLB for bullpen ERA.  Of great concern is the fact that the Angles have not found a pure closer and are doing it “by committee” instead.

Metrics and Records

Now Los Angeles is 14-17 and fourth in the American League West.  MLB metrics have them ranked 15th for run production and 20th for staff earned run average.  By contrast Houston has been more reliable for baseball betting games.  The Astros lead the American League West with a mark of 18-13.  Houston ranks 16th for run production, fifth for home runs, first for WHIP, and fourth for staff earned run average.

Houston and Los Angeles vs. Odds

Late road action has gone well for the Astros and their backers.  Houston has gotten the money in five of their last eight away games.  Four of their last seven in that role have gone under the total.  On the other hand the Angels have not shown much in the way of wagering value at home.  LA has paid in only two of their last eight games at Angel Stadium.  Five of their last six in that situation have gone over the total.

Astros vs. Angels Head to Head vs. Spread

Recent results at Angel Stadium have gone quite well for the Astros.  Houston has won 12 out of their last 16 games at Los Angeles over the Angels.  Only three of the last 10 between these teams at LA went over the total.

Astros vs. Angeles MLB Betting Odds Picks

In this situation Houston has the vastly superior pitching and power.  The Angels lack of quality pitching goes back beyond this season and will be the reason they miss the playoffs.  Furthermore, gamblers are not going to want to get involved with a team that has such unreliable hurling.

Astros vs. Angles MLB Betting Odds Free Pick

In sum Houston is the clear choice.

Astros vs. Angels Baseball Betting Online Pick: Houston Astros

Astros vs. Angels Baseball betting Online Score Prediction:  Astros 5, Angels 2

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