Angels vs. Astros Prediction
With their ace on the mound, will the Houston Astros avoid a third straight loss to the Los Angeles Angels when the two meet up today at 2:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
2:10PM ET – Minute Maid Park
TV: ATSW; FSW
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Astros are favored at home today, as they are getting odds of -220 to win. Los Angeles is getting a money line of +185 to prevail on the road. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 8 runs. Currently, 66% of the wagers are going on the Astros at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Angels dominant on the road
The Angels continued their amazing start on the road with an 8-7 win at Houston Tuesday. Los Angeles is now 16-8 overall and 11-1 on the road after taking the first two games in the series. They Angels are averaging 5.00 runs per game while giving up 4.22 per contest.
Nick Tropeano gets the start today for the Angels. He has made just two starts on the year and is 1-1 with a 3.75 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP. Tropeano has pitched in 12 innings and has recorded nine strikeouts with four walks.
Pitching falters Tuesday
The league’s best pitching staff struggled on Tuesday, allowing 8 runs to the Angels in their second straight loss. The Astros are now 16-9 overall and 6-9 at home. Houston is putting up 4.79 runs per game this season while allowing only 2.46 per contest.
Houston is hoping that Justin Verlander will get them back on track today. Verlander is 3-0 through five starts with a 1.10 ERA and a 0.77 WHIP. He is off to one of the best starts in his career, racking up 39 strikeouts with just eight walks over 32.2 innings this season.
MLB Betting Trends
The Angels have now won all six games against AL West opponents this season and they have won seven straight road games against a right-handed starter.
Houston has won 13 of Verlander’s last 15 starts and six of his last seven starts at home. The Astros have also won 37 of their last 52 Wednesday games.
I’ve went with the Astros in the first two games in this series and it has bit me. However, Verlander is known for being able to right the ship for his teams. He often did that in Detroit and I think he will do it today. Verlander is a prideful man and he knows his team can’t take an early season sweep at home to the Angels. Los Angeles has all the momentum, but I think that is how JV likes it.
The Pick: Houston Astros -220