Free MLB Prediction: Astros vs Angels
Major League Baseball betting sees the Houston Astros taking on the Los Angeles Angels on Friday September 11 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all MLB season long so stay tuned for more FREE MLB baseball predictions.
Houston Astros (76-64) vs. Los Angeles Angels (70-69)
Date: Friday September 10
Time: 10:05 PM
Venue: Angel Stadium – Anaheim, CA
MLB Betting Lines: Houston -136, Los Angeles +126
MLB Betting Total: 7
Probable Pitchers: Astros LH Dallas Keuchel (17-6, 2.29 ERA) vs. Angels RH Jered Weaver (6-10, 4.78)
Neither of these teams is playing particularly good ball right now, which is advantage Houston since they are in the lead.
If Los Angeles has anything else left now is the time they need to show it.
After a couple of losses the Astros got a win on Wednesday before leaving Oakland. Their division lead over the Rangers is 2.5 games heading into the weekend.
This is an important series because it is a chance to put away the lingering Angels once and for all. The problem is Houston has been a terrible road team all season long.
The 11 run explosion they had last night included 4 homers and they are now back to tops in the Majors in that category. When they can’t jack it out of the park the offense often struggles.
With only a few weeks left in the season I think Dallas Keuchel has to be a favourite for AL Cy Young this season.
He has been remarkably consistent this season and even though he is known as a control guy has enough strikeout ability to really dominate from time to time. What is amazing is his consistency. He has given up more than 3ER in a game just once since June.
He is 2-0 against the Angels this season with strong numbers. The Astros are a very good bet to win when he is on the mound.
The Angels did not fare well hosting the first place Dodgers and are hoping for better results this weekend as the host another first place team – Houston. This series is infinitely more important.
Throughout the season this club has been revealed as woefully shallow. The lineup outside of Mike Trout and Albert Pujols is nothing to fear the and the arms are nothing special.
They are especially light in the rotation and it is clear that Jered Weaver finally just doesn’t have enough to get it done. This has been feared for a few seasons now but he has finally fallen off the cliff.
However, the Angels are 2-0 in his starts against Houston this season. It seems to be a favourable matchup because of the Astros are not the most discerning hitters.
I still have a lot of trouble getting behind Weaver, especially when the Astros have their ace on the hill.
MLB Betting Trends:
- Over is 7-2-1 in HOU last 10 overall.
- Over is 7-2-1 in HOU last 10 on grass.
- HOU are 16-37 in their last 53 road games.
- LAA are 3-7 in their last 10 home games.
- Under is 23-8-2 in Weavers last 33 Fri. starts.
- LAA are 47-17 in Weavers last 64 home starts.
4* Free MLB Betting Prediction: Houston ML
There is some decent value with the Astros tonight. Weaver is still enough of a name to suck in some folks and his home number are strong. I am just not buying him or the team.
MLB Baseball Free Score Prediction: Houston 8 – Los Angeles 3
The over is pretty solid too. Even though they haven’t yet this season I am expecting the Astros to tee off on Weaver.
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