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(31-38) L.A. Angels vs. Houston Astros (34-36)
Date: Monday June 20, 2016
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park Houston, Texas
Projected Pitchers: Jhoulys Chacin vs Doug Fister
MLB Moneyline Odds: Angels +129 / Astros -144
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Angels +1.5 -160 / Astros -1.5 +140
MLB Betting Total: 8.5
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Both of these teams have won 4 out of their last 5 games and 2 in a row. Each is still clawing to get back in the AL West, but each has a lot of work to do. The Astros are in 3rd place in the division 11 games back of the Texas Rangers while the Angels are in 4th place 13.5 games back.
The Astros have won 9 of their last 12 home games against the Angels.
In their last games the Angels beat the Oakland A’s 2-0 and the Astros beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-0.
The Angels rank 17th in the Majors in runs scored and 20th in team ERA. While their pitching has been less than stellar on the season they have only given up a combined 10 runs in their last 5 games.
Jhoulys Chacin (3-4 5.00 ERA) gets the nod for the Halos tonight and in his last start he gave up 4 earned runs in 5 innings in a 5-4 win over the Minnesota Twins. The Angels had lost his previous two starts.
Since coming over in an early season trade with the Braves the Angels have won 4 of his 7 starts. In his last 2 outings he has lasted 10 innings and has given up 9 earned runs.
Chacin is 1-1 with a 7.04 ERA in the month of June (3 starts) and is 2-2 with an ERA of 4.75 ERA since the trade.
Chacin is 1-1 with a 3.15 ERA in 3 career starts against Houston.
The Angels are 16-18 on the road this season.
The Astros rank 17th in runs scored and after their pitching was pretty bad in the beginning of the season it has been much better in the last several weeks and now they rank a legit 12th in team ERA. In their last 5 games they have given up 11 runs.
Doug Fister (7-3 3.26 ERA) goes for the Astros tonight and his last outing was decent going 7 innings and giving up 2 earned runs in a 5-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. Houston has won his last 9 starts.
In the Astros 9-game win streak with Fister he has gone 6-0 with a 2.35 ERA.
He faced the Angels earlier in the season and did not get a decision, but pitched well in a 8-6 Houston win when he went 6 innings and gave up 1 earned run.
The Astros are 4-0 in Fister’s last 4 home starts. Houston has won 14 of their last 21 games.
The Astros are 19-15 at home this season.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Angels are 4-1 in their last 5 overall.
- Angels are 2-5 in their last 7 road games.
- Astros are 4-1 in their last 5 overall.
- Astros are 5-1 in their last 6 home games.
- Astros have an Under record of 10-1 in their last 11 games.
Free L.A. Angels vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
With Fister on the hill the Astros will win their 3rd straight game.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Texas ML and game total UNDER 9.5
Both teams have been winning with their pitching lately and don’t expect a high scoring contest in this one.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Houston 5-2
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