LA Angels at Houston Astros Expert MLB Odds Pick
While the final two weeks of the MLB betting season almost always throws up a bunch of match-ups that have no bearing on the playoff picture, it also tends to deliver one or two that are absolutely critical to it. The match-up between the LA Angels and the Houston Astros is one of those that means everything to both teams, and which may end up going a long way towards deciding who will be headed to the postseason. Game 2 of the series is set for Tuesday night in Houston.
A Brief Look at the LA Angels at Houston Astros Expert MLB Odds Pick & TV Info
Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Venue: Minute Maid Park
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The Astros (79-71) find themselves in a position that very few people would have predicted about a month ago. They have given up the lead in the AL West to the Texas Rangers, and are now forced to try and fight off the LA Angels, as well as a couple of others, for the final Wild Card spot. That said, the Astros will not have given up the division title just yet, as they are only a game and a half back, and have another series against the Rangers later on this week. The 6 games that they play this week all fall under the HUGE category, and a sub-par record at the end of it could well mean that Houston might miss out on the playoffs altogether. The good news is that Houston plays all of those games at home, where they are a very healthy 50-25 this season. Lance McCullers (5-6, 3.18 ERA) comes into this start having gone winless in his last 6.
The Angels (76-73) are coming into this series on a real high after taking 3 of 4 from the Minnesota Twins. That he series win catapulted them over the Twins, and left them just a game and a half back of the Astros for the final spot in the Wild Card. They know that the big series win will all be for naught, though, if they come out and lay an egg in this series. The last time they made the trip to Texas was back in late July, and it was something of a disaster, as the Astros swept them over the 3 game series. That came during a particularly poor run of form for the Angels, and they will take heart from the fact that they took 2 of 3 from Houston the last time they met, albeit on home field. Hector Santiago (8-9, 3.47 ERA) will get the start for the Angels on Tuesday.
Key Online Betting Trends
LA Angels is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
LA Angels is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
LA Angels is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of LA Angels’s last 15 games when playing Houston
LA Angels is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
Houston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games
Houston is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home
Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Houston’s last 15 games when playing LA Angels
Consider This Before Placing Your Bets
The Astros appear to have broken out of their slump by taking 2 of 3 from the A’s. I always figured they would get right once they returned home again, and I think they will continue to win, starting with this one on Tuesday night.