Astros vs. Angels Monday Prediction

Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels, 5/14/2018 Prediction & Odds

Two teams that have won six of their last 10 games respectively will open a new series in Anaheim Monday night when the Los Angeles Angels host the Houston Astros. Will Game 1 of this intriguing series turn out low-scoring?

Game Snapshot & Odds

913 Houston Astros (-140) at 914 Los Angeles Angels (+130); 8 runs

Monday, May 14, 2018

10:07 p.m. ET, Angel Stadium of Anaheim

TV: HOU (ATTH); LAA (FSW)

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Public Betting Trends

Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Astros as a -140 favorite. As of this writing, 66% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Astros to beat the Angels on the money line. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.

Astros' McCullers runs record to 5-1 with win over A's

Lance McCullers allowed two earned runs, five hits and four walks with three strikeouts over five innings in a win Tuesday at Oakland.

McCullers labored at times, throwing just 52 of his 89 pitches for strikes before manager A.J. Hinch turned it over to the bullpen for four scoreless frames. His streak of four straight outings with a quality start came to an end, but he has won each of his past four decisions while he hasn't lost in six outings dating back to April 6. He'll look to keep it rolling Monday on the road against the Angels to kick off a two-start week.

Angels' Heaney comes up short on the road vs. Rockies

Andrew Heaney allowed two earned runs, five hits and three walks with five strikeouts over six innings in a loss Tuesday in Colorado. Heaney threw 54 of his 86 pitches for strikes in the quality start but Jon Gray was just a little bit better. He also hit Colorado's Noel Cuevas with a pitch. While the southpaw came up short in this one, he has back-to-back quality starts while posting a 1-1 record and 2.25 ERA in two May outings. He'll look to carry over the momentum in his next scheduled start either Sunday against Minnesota or Monday against Houston

MLB Betting Trends

Houston

The Astros have won five of their last seven games against the Angels in Anaheim. They are also 5-1 in McCullers' last six road starts and are 4-1 in his last five outings overall.

Los Angeles

The Angels have not been a good bet when Heaney takes the hill. They're 3-9 in his lsat 12 starts, are 3-7 in his last 10 home outings and have won just once in his last six starts coming off five days of rest.

Prediction:

The under is 6-1 in McCullers' last seven starts versus the Angels and is 5-2 in the last seven meetings between these two teams overall. The under is also 5-1-1 in the Astros' last seven road games, is 5-0 in their last five games against the American League West, and is 20-7-1 in the Angels' last 28 games played on Monday.

 

The Pick: Astros/Angels under 8

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