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2018 MLB Season
(14-8) Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros (16-7)
Date: Monday, April 23, 2018
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX
Projected Starters: Skaggs vs. Cole
MLB Moneyline Odds: Los Angeles +165 / Houston -180
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
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Los Angeles Angels
The Angels lost two out of three to San Francisco over the weekend to wrap up a tough week that started with getting swept at home by the Red Sox.
Los Angels hit three home runs to score the four runs in the one game it won. That pattern concerns me. The Angels can hit the ball out of the yard but haven’t shown a real ability to score otherwise. For a team that has Mike Trout, that’s hard to believe.
But then look at the other guys in the lineup and it isn’t so much. Albert Pujols, Justin Upton, Zack Cozart, Ian Kinsler, etc. aren’t dynamic players at this stages of their careers. They once were but now are mostly just station to station guys.
Tyler Skaggs had been off to a good start before the Boston series. He got hit hard in that start and will look to rebound. Unfortunately, Minute Maid Park is no place for a left-hander to get back on track.
The ‘Stros, meanwhile, won their sixth game in a row on Sunday, completing the sweep in Chicago against the lowly White Sox.
Lance McCullers threw six innings of one-run ball for the league’s best starting rotation. He’s the fifth starter and is throwing like an ace.
Gerrit Cole, Charlie Morton and Justin Verlander are the top-3 starting pitchers in the AL, in terms of ERA after nearly a full month of play. Dallas Keuchel, who went six strong on Saturday, isn’t too shabby either.
At -250 to win the West, Houston poses value, in my opinion. This is the best offense and the best pitching staff in baseball. The team is young and still relatively hungry. Plus, I do not believe in the Halos to make any sort of run.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- LAA are 9-0 in their last 9 road games.
- Under is 19-7-1 in LAA last 27 Mon. games.
- LAA are 3-7 in their last 10 games as an underdog.
- HOU are 25-6 in their last 31 home games.
- HOU are 39-12 in their last 51 games as a favorite.
- Under is 22-7-1 in HOU last 30 Mon. games.
- Head to Head: Under is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in Houston.
- Head to Head: LAA are 10-22 in the last 32 meetings in Houston.
Free Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction: sticking with Houston.
It’s tough to lay the -180 but Cole has been good enough that I’ll give the 1.5 with the run line.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Stros -1.5
MLB Free Score Prediction: Los Angeles 2 – Houston 7
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