Free MLB Prediction: Astros vs Angels
Major League Baseball betting sees the Houston Astros taking on the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday September 12th at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all MLB season long so stay tuned for more FREE MLB baseball predictions.
Houston Astros (76-65) at Los Angeles Angels (71-69)
Date: September 12th
Time: 9:05 PM
Venue: Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California.
MLB Betting Lines: Houston Astros -113, Los Angeles Angers +112
MLB Betting Total: 8.0
Probable Pitchers: Astros RH Lance McCullers (5-5, 3.07 ERA) vs. Angels LH Hector Santiago (8-9, 3.24)
Both teams battling for playoff spots continue their 3 game set with a crucial matchup on Saturday night.
With the Angels 3-2 win on Friday, they climbed to within 4.5 games of the AL West leading Astros and remained 3 back of the Rangers in the Wild Card race.
Houston has seen their lead continue to dwindle down and will try to fight off not just the Rangers, but also the Angels now.
Houston will throw RH Lance McCullers who will be opposed by LH Hector Santiago.
First pitch is scheduled for 9:05.
The Astros avoided all types of drama this season in terms of the standings until now.
There was one brief stint that saw the Angels take first place for a day, but since then it’s been the Astros atop the AL West all season long. Things are getting tight as the season winds down as they now hold just a 1.5 game lead on Texas and a 4.5 game lead on the surging Angels.
With the loss on Friday, the Astros are just 1-3 on their current 10 game road trip and will look to RH Lance McCullers to turn the tide on Saturday.
McCullers brings in a record of 5-5 with an ERA of 3.07. In his last start he allowed just 1 run in 7.0 innings of work, with 8 strikeouts, but failed to factor in the decision as the Astros offense couldn’t help out.
McCullers has been a mess on the road this season going 1-5 with 5.09 in 8 road starts.
The Angels are trying to make one more run at the post season and are making a viable effort at it.
With their 3-2 win on Friday they now are back in the discussion for the AL West. Realistically, a sweep here is their true chance to really put the pressure on the Astros for the top spot.
Los Angeles will throw LH Hector Santiago who defeated Texas his last time out.
Santiago went 6.0 innings of scoreless baseball as the Angels cruised to a 7-0 win.
The southpaw doesn’t have good career numbers against the Astros as he brings in a record of 0-2 in seven career appearances (5 starts).
MLB Betting Trends:
Astros are 9-4 in their last 13 games vs. a left-handed starter.
Astros are 27-12 in their last 39 vs. a team with a winning record.
Astros are 41-91 in their last 132 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
Angels are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. American League West.
Angels are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter.
Angels are 17-5 in their last 22 when their opponent scores 2 runs or less in their previous game.
4* Free MLB Betting Prediction: Astros ML
The Astros have worked so hard to get to where they are. A win in the middle game of this series to set up a rubber match on Sunday is what they need to get their momentum back.
MLB Baseball Free Score Prediction: Houston 6- Los Angeles 2
Houston gets to Santiago early and often as they cruise to even the series.
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