L.A. Angels vs. Houston Astros Prediction and Betting Odds
- Updated: July 29, 2015
L.A. Angels vs. Houston Astros Prediction and Betting Odds. The 55-44 L.A. Angels are set to take on the 56-45 Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas tonight July 29, 2015, first pitch is scheduled 8 PM
Moneylines: Angels -132 / Rangers +122
O/U: 8.5 runs
Pitching Match Up
Los Angeles: Garrett Richards (10-7, 3.25 ERA)
Houston: Lance McCullers (4-3, 2.60 ERA
In their last games: In Game 1 of this 3 game series the Astros beat the Angels 10-5.
The Angels head into Houston for the 2nd game of a 3 game series. The 10-7 Garrett Richards goes for the Angels and the 4-3 Lance McCullers goes for the Astros. The Astros won their last game against L.A. which drew the 2 teams for a dead tie in the AL West. Houston has won 6 of their last 8 games and they rank 5ht in the Majors in runs scored and 9th in team ERA. The Angels have lost 4 of their last 5 games and they rank 11th in runs scored and 8th in team ERA.
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Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
The Astros are 5-1 in their last 6 home games facing the Angels.
In the last 12 games between these 2 teams the Under record is 9-2-1.
This season the Astros are 34-17 at home and the Angels are 23-23 on the road.
STRAIGHT UP / OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS
L.A. Angels: 55-44 SU / O/U 45-50 / Run Line W/L 51-48
Houston Astros: 56-45 SU / O/U 46-51 / Run Line W/L 57-44
• LA is 7-2 in their last 9 road games.
• LA is 19-7 in their last 26 overall.
• LA has an Over record 7-2 in their last 9 road games.
• HOU is 5-2 in their last 7 overall.
• HOU is 21-7 in their last 28 games as a home favorite.
• HOU has an Under record of 4-1 in their last 5 games.
[P] 04/06/2015 – Cory Rasmus 60-day DL (3/27) ( Abdominal )
[P] 04/16/2015 – Tyler Skaggs 60-day DL (3/27) ( Elbow )
[RF] 05/28/2015 – Collin Cowgill 60-day DL (5/27) ( Wrist )
[P] 06/03/2015 – Mike Morin 15-day DL (5/24) ( Oblique )
[3B] 07/22/2015 – David Freese 15-day DL (7/22) ( Finger )
(!)[CF] 07/28/2015 – Mike Trout “?” Wednesday vs. Houston Astros ( Wrist )
[LF] 07/28/2015 – Matt Joyce 7-day DL (7/27) ( Concussion )
[P] 06/21/2015 – Jered Weaver 15-day DL (6/21) ( Hip )
[SS] 04/28/2015 – Jed Lowrie 60-day DL (4/28) ( Thumb )
[P] 04/17/2015 – Brad Peacock 60-day DL (4/14) ( Side )
[P] 05/19/2015 – Samuel Deduno 15-day DL (5/14) ( Back )
[RF] 07/02/2015 – George Springer 15-day DL (7/1) ( Wrist )
Free MLB Prediction
Garrett Richards gave up 3 earned runs in 8 innings in his last start in a 3-0 loss to the Minnesota Twins. The Angels have lost 2 of their last 3 games with him on the hill, but the they are 23-10 in Richards’ last 33 starts overall. L.A. Has won 6 of their last 8 games facing Houston when Richards has gotten the starting nod. The Astros had lost 2 games in the row with Lance McCullers before winning their last game when he went 5 innings and gave up 2 earned runs in a 5-4 win over the Boston Red Sox. The Astros are 4-0 in McCullers’ last 4 home starts.
Have to take the Astros in this one with McCullers going and the Angels losing 4 of 5 games