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2021 MLB Handicapping
(69-46) Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels (58-59)
Date: Sunday, August 15th, 2021
Time: 4:07 PM ET
Venue: Angel Stadium, Anaheim, CA
Projected Pitchers: Lance McCullers Jr (HOU) vs. Reid Detmers (LAA)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Astros -222 Angels +160
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Astros -1.5, Angels +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 9.5
The Astros will be in Anaheim to take on the Angels for game 3 Sunday at 4:07 ET. Game 2 is Saturday at 9:07 ET.
Lance McCullers Jr is going for the Astros and Reid Detmers is going for the Angels.
The Astros won 4-1 on Friday.
The Astros have had a very good season and they have been one of the best teams in the American League. They have won 3 games in a row.
This team is in 1st place of the American League West with a record of 69-46. They lead the Athletics by 2.5 games.
Houston swept a 2 game series with the Rockies before this series. In those games, the Astros scored 10 runs and allowed 1 run in that series.
Zack Greinke was very good on Friday. The righty went 7 innings, did not allow an earned run, and struck out 7 batters.
Lance McCullers Jr. is 9-3 with a 3.22 ERA. His last start was against the Twins where he went 4.2 innings and allowed 4 earned runs. Minnesota won that game 7-5.
Pitching for this team has been impressive. They have an ERA of 3.64 which is 7th best in the majors.
Their offense is the best in baseball when it comes to runs scored per game. They are scoring 5.37 runs per game.
Houston has hit 151 home runs which is 8th best in baseball.
Los Angeles Angels
The Angels have not been consistently good this year. They have been a very streaky team.
They find themselves in 4th place of the American League West with a record of 58-59. The Astros lead them by 12 games.
Los Angeles split a 4 game series with the Blue Jays before this series. They scored 14 runs and allowed 20 runs.
Patrick Sandoval went 4.2 innings and allowed 4 earned runs on Friday.
Reid Detmers has not been great in his first couple starts of the year. He is 0-2 with a 10.61 ERA. His last start was against the Dodgers where he went 5 innings and allowed 5 earned runs. The Dodgers won this game 8-2.
The pitching has not been great for this team. They have an ERA of 4.70 which is 23rd best in baseball.
Their offense has been the best part of the team, but it has been quiet as of late. The team is scoring 4.56 runs per game which is 14th best in the major leagues.
Los Angeles has hit 144 home runs which is 11th best in the game.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Astros are 4-1 in their last 5 games overall.
- Astros are 4-1 in their last 5 games on grass.
- Astros are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a left handed starter.
- Astros are 24-9 in their last 33 games vs. the American League West.
- Angels are 2-5 in their last 7 games overall.
- Angels are 2-5 in their last 7 games on grass.
- Angels are 6-15 in their last 21 games vs. the American League West.
- Angels are 4-11 in their last 15 games vs. a team with a winning record.
Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels MLB Prediction:
The Astros have been playing well and I look for them to be sharp in this one. I do not see the Angels beating them.
Houston is the better team and I feel they will be too much for the Angels in this one.
McCullers was not great in his last start, but I look for him to bounce back in this one. Houston should definitely be able to hit around Detmers.
I am going with the Astros on the run line here.
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