Astros vs. Angels Prediction

Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels, 7/22/18 Prediction & Odds

After a shutout victory on Saturday, will the Houston Astros finish off a sweep of the Los Angeles Angels this afternoon at 4PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

921 Houston Astros at 922 Los Angeles Angels

Sunday, July 22, 2018

4PM ET – Angel Stadium

TV: ESPN+

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers, the Astros are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -120 to win. Los Angeles is getting a money line of +110 to win, while the over/under total for the contest has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for this game has 69 percent going on Houston on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

Astros strong out the gate

Houston earned a 7-0 win over the Angels on Saturday to start the weekend series with two wins and a 10-1 run advantage. The Astros are now 66-35 overall and 34-14 on the road. Houston is scoring 5.05 runs per game on the year while the pitching is allowing just 3.10 per contest.

The Astros hand the ball to Lance McCullers Jr. on Sunday. The righty is making his 20th start of the season and comes in to today with a 10-4 record, a 3.77 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP. He has amassed 119 strikeouts and 43 walks over 112.1 innings of work this year.

Angels a losing team

Los Angeles has lost three straight following Saturday’s loss to fall below the .500 mark this year. The Angels now have a 49-50 record and a 24-25 mark at home. Los Angeles is putting up 4.30 runs per game this season while allowing 4.15 per contest.

Andrew Heaney will be on the mound for the Angels this afternoon. He has started 17 games in the 2018 season and has a 5-6 record with a 3.78 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP. Heaney has pitched 102.1 innings this year and has 102 strikeouts with 30 walks.

MLB Betting Trends

Houston

The Astros have won 35 of their last 51 on the road and they are 7-1 in McCullers Jr.’s last eight starts overall and 6-2 in his last eight road starts.

Los Angeles

The Angels have won five of Heaney’s last six home starts and they are 10-4 in their last 14 home games against a right-handed starter.

Prediction:

The Angels are a different team against right-handed pitching than they are against left. I think that will help them get the upset on Sunday. Heaney is capable of going toe-to-toe with McCullers today. I think he can keep the score low while the Angels find ways to grind out some runs on Houston. The Los Angeles bats have been disappointing this series, but I think they will rally today.

 

The Pick: Los Angeles Angels +110

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