Houston Astros VS Los Angeles Angels Preview, Tips and Odds

Houston Astros VS Los Angeles Angels Preview, Tips and Odds

The Houston Astros will host the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night for the series opener of their three game weekend series. The Houston Astros are trying to hold off the Oakland Athletics and win the American League West. The Los Angeles Angels are in third place in the same division and have been eliminated from playoff contention for a while.

Gerrit Cole will make the start for the Houston Astros, and he will be opposed by Angels pitcher Andrew Heaney. The Houston Astros are a whopping favorite to win this game which shouldn’t be a surprise. The money line for this game is Astros -215. The over/under number for total runs scored in this game is 8.

Astros vs Angels Odds

  • Spread: Houston Astros -215
  • Total: 8

Astros vs Angels Head to Head

The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Angels have played sixteen games against each other this season. The Astros have won 10 of these games, and have outscored the Angels by 16 total runs in these games. The Angels have played well against the Astros at Minute Maid Park, winning four of the seven games played in that stadium.

Astros vs Angels Stats

The Houston Astros pitching staff leads the entire Major Leagues in team earned run average with a 3.15. Gerrit Cole is a big reason for this stat, as he 14-5 with a 2.88 earned run average so far this season. Alex Bregman has been the best Astros hitter this season, and he leads the team with 30 home runs and 100 runs batted in.

Mike Trout has once again led the Angels offense this season. Trout currently has a .317 batting average and leads the team with 36 home runs. Two-way player Shohei Ohtani has blasted 20 home runs in his first full season in the Major Leagues.

Astros vs Angels News

The Houston Astros battled through a ton of injuries in the last few months, but still hold a slim lead in the American League West. The Astros lead the Athletics by 3.5 games heading into the game on Friday night, and their magic number to clinch the division is down to 7.

The Los Angeles Angels are without first baseman Albert Pujols for the remainder of the season, and it is unclear if he will be ready to go when spring training begins. Shohei Ohtani could be forced to undergo Tommy John surgery in the offseason, which would force him to miss the entire 2019 season as a pitcher.

Astros vs Angels Predictions

The Los Angeles Angels have been reduced to playing the spoiler role for the remainder of the season, and they would love to ruin the Astros chances of winning the division. With Mike Trout still in the lineup, the Angels always have a chance to put up some runs.

Gerrit Cole has been brilliant for the Astros this season, and he will look to continue that dominance on Friday night. The Angels won’t make it easy on the Astros, but Houston will win the series opener. Bet the Houston Astros -215 in this game.

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