Astros vs Angels Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/4

Astros vs Angels Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/4

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Preview

The Los Angeles Angels are set to face off against the Houston Astros in what promises to be a thrilling encounter. While both teams have shown flashes of brilliance throughout the season, the over of 9 runs is the bet that seems most likely to pay off in this matchup. Here's why.

 

Los Angeles Angels Analysis

The Angels, with a record of 30-30 and an away record of 15-17, are poised to put up a fight. The starting pitcher for this game is Griffin Canning, who boasts an ERA of 4.89 and a WHIP of 1.30 over 42.1 innings. Despite these numbers indicating a less-than-ideal performance, Canning has shown potential for keeping his opponents at bay.

On the offensive front, the Angels have been impressive, with Shohei Ohtani leading the charge. Ohtani has 15 home runs this season, with an average of .274, and is showing no signs of slowing down. Moreover, the Angels' team batting average stands at .258, suggesting their ability to rack up runs.

Adding to this offensive firepower is the fact that the Angels currently have no injuries to worry about. With a full squad at their disposal, they're ready to bring their A-game to the plate.

 

Houston Astros Analysis

The Astros, holding a respectable record of 35-23 and a home record of 18-13, are undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with. Their starting pitcher for the game, J.P. France, comes with an ERA of 4.00 and a WHIP of 1.30 across 27 innings pitched. While his stats aren't stellar, France has the potential to keep the Angels in check.

However, it's in the batting department where the Astros truly shine. Yordan Alvarez has already knocked 15 home runs out of the park this season, and he maintains a commendable .278 average. With a team batting average of .246, the Astros have the potential to post big numbers on the board.

Despite some injury concerns, including Jose Urquidy and Michael Brantley on the IL, the Astros still have a strong lineup ready to take the field.

 

Prediction

The reason MLB experts are favoring the over of 9 runs lies in the impressive batting lineups of both teams. Ohtani and Alvarez are power hitters for their respective teams, and the Angels and Astros both boast solid batting averages, suggesting a potential for high scoring.

Furthermore, neither starting pitcher – Canning for the Angels, France for the Astros – has shown exceptional run-suppressing form this season. This indicates that there could be plenty of run-scoring opportunities for both teams during this game.

Therefore, with these factors taken into consideration, the over of 9 runs seems like the best bet for this game. However, it's important to remember that these are predictions based on current statistics and form – the unpredictable nature of sports always leaves room for surprises.

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Pick: Over 9 runs 

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