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40-37 (18-22 V) Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels 32-45 (16-24 H)
Date: Tuesday June 28, 2016
Time: 10:05 PM ET
Venue: Angels Stadium, Anaheim, California
Projected Pitchers: Lance McCullers vs. Tim Lincecum
MLB Moneyline Odds: Astros -136
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8.5
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The Astros have done some really good work to get over .500 but while they were doing so the Rangers still built a daunting 10 game lead. Now they have to keep playing a a high level to chip away at it.
The Angels are in the opposite camp, they are a last place team without significant expectation of improvement.
Just look at who they are starting.
Houston has been on a tear lately and it has a lot to do with their best players being their best players.
That might sound cliche but the trio of Jose Altuve, George Springer and Carlos Correia are a dynamic group and they have been playing better as the season has progressed.
I really think Altuve is going to be a sneaky MVP candidate if they make it back to the playoffs.
Lance McCullers got a late start to the season but his form has been pretty good since joining the rotation in mid May – in six of eight starts he has given up 3ER or less while striking out more than a batter per inning.
He beat the Angels last week too. The Houston pen is among league leaders in ERA and strikeout percentage. They have gotten better as the team as or vice versa.
Los Angeles Angels
You can make an argument that Mike Trout is the best player in the game but you can’t make one that the team around him is all that good.
The Angels are average to below in all major statistical measures and given the competition in their division and the league it seems unlikely that much is going to change over the next few months.
Trout is putting up good numbers but the “best ever” buzz has subsided too.
Tim Lincecum has resurfaced with L.A.
He has made two starts, ironically both against Oakland, not exactly a great hitting team.
The results have been good and bad. It is a small sample size but we have seen no indicator that he can be effective the rest of the way.
He is just a guy now and has been for some time. The Angels pen intimidates nobody, kind of like the rest of the team. Only a few groups strike out less batters.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- HOU are 7-1 in their last 8 overall.
- Under is 9-2 in HOU last 11 road games.
- Under is 13-4 in HOU last 17 overall.
- Over is 17-5 in LAA last 22 home games.
- LAA are 2-6 in their last 8 Tue. games.
Free Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels MLB Prediction:
Houston is coming on strong but given they are still just over .500 there may still be some value left to steal with them. McCullers is more than capable but he has not been tearing it up, which helps too.
You simply cannot get behind the Angels in a lot of situations this season. I know they are not epically bad but there is nobody on their staff where I feel like they are going to get a win, with any certainty.
Especially not Lincecum.
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Take Houston unless this line is silly like -150 or something.
My hunch is on the road it will be more like -120 and hopefully even money. Fading L.A. is going to be a winning strategy most of the summer.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Houston 6 – Los Angeles 2
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