Two Teams Heading In Different Directions
The Houston Astros have been on a tear. They are winners of 19 out of their last 25 games entering a three-game series at the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night. Simply put, they have proven to be incredibly difficult to beat.
The same can’t be said about the Angels. They have lost four straight and eight out of their last nine games, including three to the Astros.
The Angeles will need a serious turnaround of momentum to take down this surging Houston squad. This one seems obvious for those who bet online for the MLB betting odds, but will this play out as expected?
Let’s check the latest MLB news, stats, injury reports, and MLB odds for Astros vs Angels. We’ve plenty of MLB picks & predictions.
Astros Look Unstoppable
The Houston Astros hasn’t shown any signs of cooling off. They are planning on starting Luis Garcia, who has a record of 7-5 along with a sturdy 3.81 ERA and 87 strikeouts.
The Astros come away with a win in his last four appearances. However, he is coming off one of his worst outings, giving up five earned runs, eight hits and two home runs in 5.1 innings.
He only gave up five earned runs one other time this season and he bounced back with a two-run, six-inning outing.
If you are looking at the MLB odds, note that Garcia has faced Los Angeles this year, going 5.2 innings and allowing three runs in a Houston victory.
It’s hard to pinpoint just one thing that hasn’t been going right for the Los Angeles Angels during this incredibly long losing stretch. However, pitching has been a part of that.
Noah Syndergaard will be getting called to the mound here in an effort to change that. Syndergaard is 5-7 with a 3.84 ERA.
Syndergaard is far more efficient at home than on the road. When he has home field, he is 4-2 with a 2.62 ERA. On the road, he falls to a brutal 1-5 record with a disastrous 5.96 ERA. Luckily, Los Angeles will be having home field advantage.
Astros vs Angels Head-to-Head
These teams have squared off against one another 10 times. The Astros won seven of those. Including victories in their last three.
Astros vs Angels Game Information
- Game:Astros (56-29) vs Angels (38-49)
- Location: Angel Stadium, Anaheim, CA
- Day/Time: Tuesday, 9:38 p.m. ET
- Astros vs Angels Live Stream: MLB.tv
Astros vs Angels Betting Lines
L. Garcia -R
|-1½ +130||-119||8½ -105o||4½ -105o
|Los Angeles Angels
N. Syndergaard -R
|+1½ -150||+109||8½ -115u||3½ -130o
Astros vs Angels Prediction
Looking at the way each of these teams have performed over the last few weeks, it’s hard to pick the Angels to win this game in the sportsbook.
The pitching could be somewhat even with Syndergaard getting home-field advantage, but Garcia has been on a tear lately. Either way, the Astros are simply too good of a pick not to make in this scenario.