Astros vs. Angels Prediction
Will the Houston Astros further their lead in the AL West when they go on the road to face the Los Angeles Angels tonight at 10:07PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, July 20, 2018
10:07PM ET – Angel Stadium
TV: FSW (LA); ATSW (Hou)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Astros are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -115 to win. Los Angeles is getting a money line of +105 to win, while the over/under total for the contest has been set at 8 runs. The public betting for this game has 66 percent going on Los Angeles 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.
Houston leads AL West
The Astros come out of the break with a 5-game lead in the AL West as they sit at 64-35 overall and 32-14 on the road. Houston is scoring 5.05 runs per game on the year while the pitching is allowing just 3.15 per contest.
Dallas Keuchel gets the start for the Astros this evening. He has started 20 games this season and has a 7-8 record with a 3.75 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP. Keuchel has recorded 93 strikeouts and 33 walks over 122.1 innings.
Angels leveling out
The Angels having been struggling to find consistency all season. They are 14 games behind the Astros in the AL West with a 49-48 record and a 24-23 mark at home. Los Angeles is putting up 4.38 runs per game this season while allowing 4.13 per contest.
Tyler Skaggs is getting the start for the Angels this evening. He has appeared in 17 games this season and has a 7-5 record with a 2.57 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP. Skaggs has recorded 105 strikeouts and 28 walks over 98.0 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Astros are just 1-4 in Keuchel’s last five road starts against a winning team and 1-5 in his last six starts overall against a winning team.
The Angels have won their last five after a loss and nine of Skaggs’ last 10 starts in the division. They are also 5-1 in his last six starts overall.
Keuchel has been the least reliable of the Houston starters and he faces a pretty strong starter in Skaggs. Skaggs has allowed just four earned runs over his last six starts, a total of 38 innings. I think he can have another strong outing at home against Houston while Keuchel is unable to match. Go with the home underdog in this one.
The Pick: Los Angeles Angels +105