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2021 MLB Handicapping
(69-71) Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros (81-58)
Date: Saturday, September 11th, 2021
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX
Projected Pitchers: Jose Suarez (LAA) vs. Luis Garcia (HOU)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Angels +210 Astros -286
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Angels +1.5, Astros -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8.5
The Angels will be in Houston to take on the Astros for game 2 Saturday at 7:10 ET. Game 1 is Friday at 8:10 ET.
Jose Suarez is going for the Angels and Luis Garcia is going for the Astros.
Houston won the series when these teams met last.
Los Angeles Angels
The Angels have really not had a great season so far. They have yet to play consistently well.
With a record of 69-71 they are in 4th place of the American League West. The Astros lead them by 12.5 games.
Thursday was an off day for the Angels. The last time they played was against the Padres on Wednesday where they lost 8-5. The teams split 2 games in that series. Los Angeles scored 9 runs and allowed 8 runs in those games.
Mike Mayers went 1.2 innings and allowed 2 earned runs on Thursday.
Jose Suarez is 6-7 with an ERA of 3.74. His last start was against the Rangers where he went 9 innings and allowed 1 earned run. LA won that game 4-1.
The pitching for this team has not been great. They have an ERA of 4.70 which is 24th best in baseball.
Their offense is the best part of their game. They are scoring 4.50 runs per game which is 15th best in the majors.
Los Angeles has hit 169 home runs which is 16th best in baseball.
The Astros have had a good season so far and they are one of the best teams in the American League.
They are 1st in the American League West with a record of 81-58. They have a 5.5 game lead over both the Mariners and Athletics.
This squad did not play on Thursday. The last game they played was on Wednesday where they lost to the Mariners 8-5. They did win 2 games out of 3 from Seattle in that series. In those games, Houston scored 21 runs and allowed 14 runs.
Jose Urquidy went 3 innings and allowed 2 earned runs on Wednesday.
Luis Garcia has been good this year. He is 10-6 with an ERA of 3.22. His last start was against the Padres where he went 5.2 innings and allowed 3 earned runs. San Diego won that game 4-3.
The pitching has been quite good for this team. They have an ERA of 3.73 which is 5th best overall.
Offensively, they have also been very productive. The team is scoring 5.26 runs per game which is 2nd best in baseball.
Houston has hit 180 home runs which is 10th best in baseball.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Angels are 41-86 in their last 127 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Angels are 32-69 in their last 101 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
- Angels are 5-11 in their last 16 during game 2 of a series.
- Angels are 2-6 in their last 8 road games.
- Astros are 4-1 in their last 5 Saturday games.
- Astros are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Astros are 75-30 in their last 105 home games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Astros are 64-26 in their last 90 home games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
The Astros have to keep up their good play if they wish to stay atop the West. I feel they will be sharp in this game.
Houston is the better team and I feel they will show that in this game. These are teams they need to beat.
Both of these pitchers have been good this year. I look for Garcia to pitch a little bit better and get his team a win.
I like the Astros straight up here.
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