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2021 MLB Handicapping
(69-71) Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros (81-58)
Date: Friday, September 10, 2021
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX.
Projected Pitchers: Ohtani (LAA), Valdez (HOU)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Angels +165 | Astros -185
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Angels -125 | Astros +105
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.0 (Over -115)
Los Angeles Angels
The Angels won’t be eliminated from playoff contention for another couple weeks but they are running a race they know they cannot win. Perhaps a .500 record will be incentive enough to finish strong.
Shohei Ohtani is reason enough to watch, however. He got his ERA under 3.00 after seven innings of one-run ball for the win in his last start against Texas, which ran his record on the season to 9–1.
In his only start against Houston this season back on May 11, Showtime gave up four hits, a walk, one run, and struck out a season-high ten. The Angels lost, 5–1.
Offensively, his 43 home runs still lead the majors. Of course, his cumulative WAR (7.9) is also far and away the highest in all of baseball. Angels fans are following his MVP case closely down the stretch.
In fact, getting to .500 may be a prerequisite for some voters, especially if Vladimir Guerrero Jr. gets his Blue Jays into the playoffs.
The Angels’ remaining schedule is tough with two series against Houston and Seattle, another each with Oakland and the White Sox, and one with Texas.
The Astros have had their share of injuries this season but they are just about back to full strength with the playoffs around the corner. They are just waiting on Zack Greinke to come off the Injury List for health and safety protocol.
The pitching is deep and ready for yet another deep postseason run. Framber Valdez got his first taste of October in 2020 and was terrific in four outings — three as a starter and one as the finisher.
Valdez gave up five earned runs in 24 innings for an ERA of 1.88. After starting this season on the shelf, he picked up right where he left off.
In 18 starts this year, he’s logged a 9–5 record over a career-high 111 innings, struck out 103 and given up just eight home runs, or 0.6 per nine innings.
The Angels haven’t seen Valdez yet this season. They have handled left-handed opponents well of late, though.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Angels are 5-0 in their last 5 games following an off day.
- Angels are 9-4 in their last 13 games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Astros are 75-30 in their last 105 home games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Under is 6-1 in Angels last 7 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Over is 4-1 in Angels last 5 road games.
- Head to Head: Angels are 18-38 in the last 56 meetings.
- Head to Head: Angels are 20-42 in the last 62 meetings in Houston.
- Head to Head: Under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
- Head to Head: Over is 12-3 in the last 15 meetings in Houston.
Free Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction: Astros hit Ohtani, cover the runline.
Ohtani could simply continue his run of dominance, which is the expectation built into the betting markets already.
Or the Astros, who did get to see him earlier this year, could get to him with their relentless attack of patient and professional hitters.
Somehow, I believe this could happen. He’s so close to the finish line that Ohtani must be feeling fatigued. He’ll have to be near perfect to beat Valdez on this night.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Houston -1.5
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