Astros vs. Angels Prediction
Can the Houston Astros avoid a letdown on the road tonight when they take on the Los Angeles Angels at 10:07PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, August 24, 2018
10:07PM ET – Angel Stadium
TV: ATSW (Hou); FSW (LA)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Astros are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -160 to win. The Angels are listed with a money line of +145 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 8 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 73 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 on long road trip
The Astros have played their last six on the road and they are 3-3 in this current road trip. However, they won their last two at Seattle. Houston is 77-50 overall and 44-21 on the road. The Astros are putting up 4.92 runs per game this season while allowing 3.34 per contest.
Dallas Keuchel gets the start for the Astros on Friday night. He is making his 27th start of the season and comes into today’s game with a 9-10 record, a 3.59 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP. Keuchel has 119 strikeouts and 41 walks over 160.2 innings.
Angels back in a funk
The Angels have lost five of their last six coming into tonight, all of which came on the road. Los Angeles is now 63-65 overall and 33-30 at home. Los Angeles is scoring 4.58 runs per game this year while giving up 4.31 per contest.
Andrew Heaney gets the start for the Angels tonight. He is starting his 24th game and comes in with a 7-7 record, a 4.11 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP. Heaney has 133 strikeouts and 37 walks over 140.0 innings this year.
MLB Betting Trends
The Astros have won six of Keuchel’s last seven road starts, but they are just 5-12 in their last 17 division games.
The Angels have won seven of Heaney’s last eight starts, but they have lost five of their last six in the division.
Keuchel has been a better pitcher on the road this season, posting a 3.32 ERA. He also has pitched 7.2 scoreless against the Angels this year and today he gets to face a LA lineup that will be without some key hitters. Heaney has been great at home and pitched well against Houston this year, but the Astros have the better lineup and bullpen overall. This should be a low-scoring game, but I see Houston grinding out the win.
The Pick: Houston Astros -160