Astros vs. Angels 9/4 Prediction
AL West rivals square off in L.A. tonight at 9:10 p.m. ET when the Angels host the Astros. With Lance McCullers Jr. set to oppose Dylan Bundy in the starting pitching matchup, where is the value for bettors in tonight’s game?
Who: Astros (21-15, 5-9 Away) vs. Angels (13-25; 8-12 Home)
What: MLB Regular Season
When: 9:10 p.m. ET, Friday, September 4, 2020
Where: Angel Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
Odds: Astros (-111) vs. Angels (+101); o/u 9 runs (Also, check out our MLB Public Betting Chart Page)
Houston Astros DFS Spin
Jose Altuve will undergo an MRI on his right knee on Thursday. Altuve left with right knee discomfort after an awkward -- to put it nicely -- slide into third base in the first inning against the Rangers. While it didn't appear to be a serious issue, the Astros won't take any chances with their second baseman and will undergo imaging to make sure there's no structural damage. For now, consider Altuve day-to-day, but it sounds like he won't be in the lineup on Friday.
Los Angeles Angels DFS Spin
Andrelton Simmons went 2-for-4 with an RBI as the Angels' leadoff man Thursday. Simmons could have been a significant upgrade for a few contenders prior to the deadline, but no one was willing to pay the price it would have taken to land the free agent-to-be. Simmons is 15-for-38 in 10 games since returning from an a sprained ankle on Aug. 21.
Astros vs. Angels Betting Prediction
Bundy has quietly put together a strong 2020 campaign, posting a 4-2 record with a 2.47 ERA and a 0.94 WHIP over seven starts. With 47 strikeouts over 43 2/3 innings of work, Bundy has been a punchout artist and unlike when he pitched in Baltimore, he’s done a better job of keeping the ball in the yard. He’ll face a depleted Houston lineup that is likely to be without Altuve and one that has been streaky over the past few weeks. Meanwhile, McCullers Jr. has a winning record at 3-2 but has a bloated 5.06 ERA over 37 1/3 innings of work. The Astros are just 2-8 in their last 10 road games and despite their struggles this season, I like the Angels to pick up the win tonight at home.
FRIDAY MLB PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES ANGELS +101