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(6-7) Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros (8-4)
Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston Texas
Projected Pitchers: RH Ricky Nolasco (0-2, 5.40 ERA) vs. RH Joe Musgrove (1-0, 4.35)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Los Angeles -110 | Houston -110
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: Off
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Los Angeles Angels
Despite having the best player in baseball, the Angels can never seem to have an offense that is much better than average. Nearly across the board on all offensive metrics the Angels are average or below average.
On Tuesday they bring a struggling Ricky Nolasco to the mound to try and combat a lack of consistent offense from his mates.
He has a 5.40 ERA at this point in the season over three starts in 16.2 innings thus far.
This is on the heels of a nearly 200 inning campaign in which he posted a 4.42 ERA for both the Angels and Minnesota Twins last season.
Nolasco has a role of an inning eater at this point in his career and has pitched at least five innings in all games pitched this year.
Musgrove has yet to complete six innings but was solid in his first two starts, surrendering a total of five earned runs in 10 1/3 innings.
The 23-year-old scattered three runs and seven hits across 5 1/3 frames while striking out two to pick up a win at Seattle in his last start on April 11.
Musgrove faced LA once in his 2016 rookie campaign and breezed through 7 innings while yielding one run and striking out 4 to earn the win.
What the Astros have done well thus far this season is produce offensively, they rate third in wRC+ and have done so by keeping their strikeouts low (3rd) and getting on base (4th).
They’re a terror to face during a series as they have depth on their bench as well.
In fact, they’re a deep team everywhere, the best chance to beat them is to get into their bullpen but even then they’re top 10 in the league in FIP.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 20-7-1 in LAA last 28 road games
- Under is 9-3-1 in Nolascos last 13 starts overall
- LAA are 6-16 in the last 22 meetings in Houston
Free Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
The Astros employ one of the deepest squads in all of baseball that does everything well; they have power and speed, stars and depth and starters plus a good bullpen.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Houston Astros
It’s a long season and anyone can lose on any given night, but a bet for the Astros will be a safe one on most days.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Los Angeles 3 – Houston 6
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