Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 2 (9/2): MLB
- Sep 2, 2022, 8:07:00 AM
Credit: photo by Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
|Time||9:38 p.m. EST|
|Astros money line||-155|
|Astros run line||-1.5 (+105)|
|Angels money line||+130|
|Angels run line||+1.5 (-125)|
|Over / under||8.5|
|Houston Astros||Los Angeles Angels|
|Road / home record||41-27||28-37|
|Last 10 record||7-3||5-5|
|Over / under record||49-74-8||58-64-9|
|Runs / game||4.53||3.82|
|Runs allowed / game||3.31||4.18|
The Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Angels will meet again to play a 3-game series at the Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The Astros won their last series agianst the Rangers and the Angels beat the Yankees 2 of 3 times to win the series but are 4-9 vs Astros this season.
The Astros get here with a 84-47 record and have won 7 of their last 9 games. They're averaging 4.53 runs and batting for .246 AVG, 593 runs scored in 1073 hits and 172 home runs, ranking #11 in offense in the league behind the Boston Red Sox. Yordan Alvarez leads the team batting for .303 avg with 31 home runs and 80 RBI.
Defensively they are allowing 3.31 runs per game and ranking #2 in the league. Justin Verlander leads the pitching staff with a 1.84 ERA, 154 strikeouts and 16 wins recorded for the Astros.
Lance McCullers Jr. (1-1, 1.69 ERA) will be on the mound for the Astros in the 1st game of the series. McCullers gave up four hits and three walks while striking out two over five scoreless innings in a 2-0 loss to the Orioles on Friday. He did not factor into the decision. He is 5-5 with an ERA of 3.01 and 100 strikeouts in 18 appearances versus the Angels in his career.
Los Angeles Angels
The Angels get here with a 57-74 record and have won 5 their last 6 games. The team is averaging 3.82 runs per game. They're batting for .227 AVG, 500 runs scored in 995 hits and 151 home runs, ranking #25 in offense in the league tied with the Kansas City Royals. Shohei Ohtani leads the team with a .265 avg, 30 home runs and 82 RBI.
Defensively they are allowing 4.18 runs per game and rank #14 in the league. Shohei Ohtani leads the pitching staff with a 2.67 ERA, 176 strikeouts and 11 wins recorded.
Probable Pitcher: Reid Detmers (5-4, 3.47 ERA)
Detmers will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Angels. Detmers picked up the win in Friday's 12-0 rout of the Blue Jays, allowing four hits and three walks over 5.1 scoreless innings. He struck out five. He has a record of 1-0 with an ERA of 2.81 and 15 strikeouts in 3 appearances versus the Astros in his career.
Houston are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against LA Angels.
Houston are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games on the road.
Houston are 11-4 SU in their last 15 games when playing on the road against LA Angels.
LA Angels are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels' last 9 games against Houston.
LA Angels are 6-13 SU in their last 19 games at home.
The Astros have been on fire as they have won 7 of their last 9 games and have the second best record in the MLB. For this game they'll send Lance McCullers who has been sharp since his return and has good numbers vs Angels in his career. The Angels are also on a roll and just beat the Yankees in their last series. For this game they'll send Detmers to the mound who's having a good season and has allowed no more than 2 runs per game vs Astros this season. Expect a close game as both pitchers will dominate on the mound. Take the under.
PICK: Under 8.5 (-110)
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