Astros vs. Angels Prediction
Can the Los Angeles Angels find a way to stop the momentum train of the Houston Astros when the two continue their series today at 4:07PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
973 Houston Astros at 974 Los Angeles Angels
Sunday, August 26, 2018
4:07PM 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 -130 to win. The Angels are listed with a money line of +120 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 74 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 4-game win streak
The Astros are now on a 4-game win streak following an 8-3 win over the Angels on Saturday. Houston has put up 27 runs over their last three wins. Houston is 79-50 overall and 46-21 on the road. The Astros are putting up 4.98 runs per game this season while allowing 3.33 per contest.
Framber Valdez gets the start for Houston this afternoon. It will be his first start and second appearance of the year. In his first showing, he threw 4.1 innings at Seattle and allowed just two hits and one unearned run while picking up four strikeouts.
Angels lose fifth straight
The Angels have lost five straight and seven of their last eight following the 8-3 loss on Saturday. The Angels have scored just 13 runs over the five losses. Los Angeles is now 63-67 overall and 33-32 at home. Los Angeles is scoring 4.55 runs per game this year while giving up 4.38 per contest.
Felix Pena is on the mound for the Angels this afternoon. He is making his 12th start of the season and comes into the game with a 1-3 record, a 4.53 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP. Pena has 59 strikeouts and 23 walks over 55.2 innings of work.
MLB Betting Trends
The Astros have won 42 of their last 59 on the road and they have won 19 of their last 26 road games against a losing team.
The Angels have lost seven of their last eight against AL West opponents and five of Pena’s last seven starts overall.
Valdez is a bit of an unknown, but he has the benefit of having a hot set of bats behind him and a strong bullpen to support him. Pena has been improving his strikeout numbers, but still is giving up multiple runs and he doesn’t get the same run support that Valdez may be getting today. I will go with Houston to stay hot in this series and pick up another win.
The Pick: Houston Astros -130