Astros vs. Angels Prediction
Will the Houston Astros ride their ace to another win over the Los Angeles Angels when the two meet up again tonight at 9:07PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, August 25, 2018
9:07PM 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 -180 to win. The Angels are listed with a money line of +160 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 8 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 92 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 take opener
The Astros picked up a win in the series opener on Friday, 9-3, for their third straight victory. Houston is 78-50 overall and 45-21 on the road. The Astros are putting up 4.95 runs per game this season while allowing 3.34 per contest.
Justin Verlander gets the start for the Astros this evening. He is making his 28th start of the season today and has a 12-8 record with a 2.65 ERA and a 0.93 WHIP. Verlander has 223 strikeouts and just 29 walks over 169.2 innings on the mound.
Angels lose four straight
The Angels have lost six of their last seven and four straight following a 9-3 loss to Houston on Friday. Los Angeles is now 63-66 overall and 33-31 at home. Los Angeles is scoring 4.57 runs per game this year while giving up 4.35 per contest.
Jaime Barria gets the start for the Angels this evening. He has started 19 games this year and has an 8-7 record with a 3.41 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP. Barria has 76 strikeouts and 27 walks over 97.2 innings on the mound.
MLB Betting Trends
The Astros have won 41 of their last 58 road games and they have won 14 of Verlander’s last 17 road starts.
The Angels have lost six of their last seven division games and 2-5 in Barria’s last seven starts against a team with a winning record.
Verlander has allowed multiple runs over his last three starts, including 12 over his last 13.1 innings. Still, he has a 3-0 record and 0.82 ERA over the Angels this season. Barria has been pretty good as of late, but doesn’t tend to get through six full innings. That should be the difference in this game. I see Houston getting to the Angels late.
The Pick: Houston Astros -180