Astros vs Angels Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 22 (9/22): MLB

Astros vs Angels Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 22 (9/22): MLB

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Time 9:38 p.m. EST
Astros money line -200
Astros run line -1.5 (-125)
Angels money line +165
Angels run line +1.5 (+105)
Over / under 9 (-120)


Key stats
  Astros Angels
Record 90-61 72-79
Road / home record 42-38 38-35
Last 10 record 8-2 6-4
Streak W3 L5
Over / under record 68-58-5 57-70-4
Runs / game 5.06 4.52
Runs allowed / game 4.10 4.22



The Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Angels will play game three of their four-game set. Houston took the first two games, and they've outscored Los Angeles 20-5 through two contests.

The Astros have won six of their last seven games, and they sit just a few games back of the number-one seed in the American League. They've covered the run line in eight of their last twelve games, and their really locking into postseason form.

The Angels have checked out for the season. A tough series with Oakland would lead to a sweep, and after two blowout losses to Houston, they've fallen completely out of the playoff picture. 

Pitching matchup


Luis Garcia (11-7, 3.37 ERA) will start for Houston. The flamethrower has enjoyed a solid, consistent rookie season. He's tied for second on team in wins and strikeouts behind ace Lance McCullers. He earned his eleventh win in his last start, only giving up one run over five innings against the Rangers. In his last road start against the Angels he struck out five in five innings and earned his ninth win of the season.


Janson Junk (0-1, 2.25 ERA) will start for Los Angeles. The former Seattle product will be making his third career start. He struggled in his first outing against the Rangers, but he put up a respectable showing against the White Sox. Junk oly gave up one over four and a third against a potent Chicago lineup, and he'll have to bring the same composed energy against a talented Houston lineup. 


We could very well see a repeat from last night's game as the Angels are sending another relatively fresh rookie to the mound. Houston's lineup is hitting at the top, the middle, and the end right now, and it's hard to see the Angels arms slowing that down tonight. There's more value on both teams combining to his the over instead of the Astros covering their run line, so we'll sway that sway this evening. Take the over, and the run line as we could be in for another blowout this evening.

PICK: Over 9

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