MLB Preview, Vegas Betting Lines & Predictions on Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels
Huge AL West Battle on Tap as Houston Visits LA Angels
The Houston Astros will attempt to maintain their winning allure and will look to notch their third consecutive victory as they get ready to lock horns with the Los Angeles Angels. The two AL West Division rivals are scheduled to compete in a three-game series with the opener set to be broadcasted on the MLB network Monday night at 10:07 p.m. ET and live from the Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
Game Time: 10:07 PM ET
Location: Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California
Moneyline: Houston -131
The two AL West rivals have already competed in one series this season with the Angels taking two of three road contests back in late April. The Astros have thrived on the road against the Angels winning six of the last nine contests played in Anaheim. The Angels, who are a game behind the Astros in the AL West, snapped a two-game losing streak on Sunday when Zack Cozart singled in the winning run in the ninth for a 2-1 walk-off win.
The Angels, who are in the middle of an eleven-game home stand, enter this affair as a +118 underdog, according to BetDSI Sportsbook, with the total sitting at 8 runs. RH Lance McCullers Jr. (5-1, 3.72 ERA) will attempt to notch back-to-back wins as he takes the mound for Houston while LH Andrew Heaney (1-2, 4.78) looks to rebound from latest loss as he gets the call for the Angels.
After allowing twelve runs and ten walks in 14 innings in his first three starts of the season, McCullers has settled down quite nicely since then. The 24-year old has posted four quality starts in his last five outings. McCullers has allowed two runs across five hits with four walks in five innings in a 4-2 win against the A’s on Wednesday. The Florida native is 3-1 with a 1.78 ERA in 9-career starts against the Angels.
Heaney, who was placed on the disabled list on Opening Day with elbow issues, has made just six starts in his last two seasons. The 26-year old allowed 11 runs in 9 1/3 innings in his first two outings but has posted 2 quality starts in his last 3 outings. The lefty yielded 2 runs on 5 hits in six innings in a 4-2 loss to Colorado last Tuesday. The Oklahoma City native is 0-0 with a 0.82 ERA in 2-career starts against Houston.
Vegas Beting Pick
Team record: 26-16 SU
Houston is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 5 games
Team record: 24-16 SU
LA Angels is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
LA Angels is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels’s last 6 games
Houston at Los Angeles Tuesday, May 15