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2019 MLB Season
(59-36) Houston Astros vs (48-47) Los Angeles Angels
Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Time: 10:07 PM ET
Venue: Angel Stadium, Anaheim, California
Projected Pitchers: Houston: Gerrit Cole /Los Angeles: Felix Pena
MLB Moneyline Odds: Angels | Astros:
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Houston looks to get back on track after dropping three of five contests, including Tuesday night’s series opening loss vs. LAL, 9-6. During that rare Stro’s setback Los Angeles slugged Houston during the middle innings as MLB legend Albert Pujols registered three hits and three RBI’s.
Still a force, the Astros have nevertheless shown vulnerability of late, compiling a 6-4 record as the club’s generally stout pitching has declined.
2019 All Star Gerrit Cole will bid tonight to bring Houston back to par. Cole (9-5 3.23 ERA) made his third mid-season classic appearance recently after leading the Astros with 183 first-half strikeouts.
Cole’s most recent win came July 6 as Houston blanked the Angels, 4-0. That evening Cole threw seven innings while recording nine strikeouts and allowing just three hits.
This season Houston fields a top-ten offense and top-five pitching staff. Tonight, againstthe streaking Angels, Houston will need a top-tier performance.
Los Angeles Angels
Undefeated since returning from the All Star break, as of this writing, Los Angels continues pushing for an AL Wild Card berth. Though their postseason odds are long, the Angels’ statement win Tuesday night vs. Houston shows the club’s talent.
During a 4-0 run LAL has outscored Seattle and Houston 37-11. That number typifies an Angels offense ranked ninth league wide. At any time this Los Angeles group can pour on runs against quality opponents.
And though offense isn’t a problem for the halo’s, pitching in 2019 has become the team’s achilles heel.
Enter Felix Pena. This season, Pena (7-2, 4.32 ERA) has come into his own while spot-starting and handling every need for the Angels’ staff. Pena, 26, threw four innings of three hit, two run ball to cap LAL’s July, 5 win over Houston, 5-4.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- HOU are 9-4 in their last 13 overall.
- HOU are 9-4 in their last 13 games on grass.
- HOU are 38-14 in Coles last 52 starts on grass.
- Over is 7-2 in LAA last 9 Wed. games.
- Over is 6-1-2 in the last 9 meetings.
- HOU are 42-20 in the last 62 meetings.
Free Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels MLB Prediction:
If Pena finds his groove again tonight, the Los Angeles offense can spring another upset vs. division kingpin Houston. Though, even working through a mini-slump, odds favor a Houston group which is 4-2 this year against LAL.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Houston Astros SU
The fact each club offers quality pitching tonight will not deter either potent offense from finding success. Look for the run total to reach double-digits as Houston edges Los Angeles late.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Houston Astros 6 – Los Angeles Angels 5
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