Angels vs. Astros Friday Prediction
The Angels and Astros will open a new weekend series on Friday night at 8:10 p.m. ET when Noe Ramirez opposes Justin Verlander in the pitching matchup. Will Houston cover on the runline tonight?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, July 5, 2019
8:10 p.m. ET, Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 81% of the betting tickets are on the Astros to beat the Angels on the moneyline.
Los Angeles Angels Fantasy Spin
Mike Trout went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Thursday's loss to the Rangers. Trout popped his league-leading 25th homer of the year against Rangers starter Lance Lynn in the first inning to get the Angels on the board. The 27-year-old leads the AL in numerous offensive categories, not just homers, and in the ones that he doesn't lead he's at least in the conversation. Through 84 games, Trout is hitting .299/.454/.625 with those 25 homers, 62 RBI, 68 runs scored and eight steals.
Houston Astros Fantasy Spin
Alex Bregman homered and walked twice against the Rockies on Wednesday. The homer was his 23rd of the year. He's up to 63 walks, none of which have been intentional. He had 55 walks in 155 games in 2017 before jumping all of the way up to 96 in 157 games last year. Right now, he's on pace for 117.
MLB Betting Trends
The Angels are 9-2 in their last 11 games versus a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
The Astros have won 37 of their last 55 games overall.
The Astros have won eight of Verlander’s last nine starts versus the Angels, who are 0-5 in their last five games played at Minute Maid Park and are 18-40 in their last 58 games versus Houston overall. The Astros are also 9-3 in Verlander’s last 12 home starts and have won 45 out of his last 65 outings overall.
The Pick: Houston Astros -1.5 (-105)