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2021 MLB Handicapping
(16-18) Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros (18-17)
Date: Wednesday, May 12th, 2021
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
Projected Pitchers: Andrew Heaney vs. Jose Urquidy
MLB Moneyline Odds: Angels +100 | Astros -120
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Angels -1.5 , Astros +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
There was a lot of excitement around the Angels after their hot start, but they have since come back down to Earth a bit and they get a mighty tough test this Wednesday when they take on the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.
Los Angeles Angels
The Angels really should have a better record then they do right now considering they have the best batter in the world, and the fact Shohei Ohtani has been on an absolute tear early on in the year.
Even though the batting lineup has been stellar so far, the Angels continue to have poor pitching which has been the main thing that has plagued them going all the way back to when Trout was a rookie.
The starting rotation has not been good, but has also not been awful with the bullpen being one of the biggest worrying factors for the Angels who will no doubt need to fix that part of their game if they want to finally make a run in the postseason.
Luckily for the Angels one of their starting rotation pieces who has been solid for them is going to be heading to the mound for this contest with Andrew Heaney getting the call. Heaney comes in here with an ERA slightly over four and is coming off of a nice outing against the Tampa Bay Rays in his last start.
The Houston Astros did lose the first game of this series, but they should still be plenty confident, as they have dominated the Angels in recent times and with the way the Astros are swinging the bat right now it may just be too hard for the Angels to keep up.
The Astros have everything to be successful with a fantastic batting lineup and a very nice pitching unit that will only get better and better as guys like Verlander come back from injury, so despite the slow start to the year they are still firmly in the mix for the World Series this year.
Jose Urquidy will be the starting pitcher here and he has brushed off a rough start to the season going 3-0 in his last 3 starts with a 1.80 ERA over that span, so the Angels do not exactly get a + matchup here against a solid righty.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Angels are 21-44 in their last 65 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
- Angels are 30-65 in their last 95 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Angels are 10-26 in their last 36 during game 3 of a series.
- Angels are 1-6 in their last 7 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Astros are 8-3 in their last 11 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Astros are 59-23 in their last 82 home games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Astros are 13-6 in their last 19 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
Free Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
The Angels have a truly terrifying batting lineup, but this Houston team is one of the few ball clubs who can go toe to toe with them in the batting department and given the Angels recent struggles with Houston as well as how good Urquidy has looked lately leads me to believe the Astros will be picking up yet another win.
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