The Houston Astros look to get back on the winning track when they meet the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday. The Astros (59-37), who have lost five of their last nine games, have won four of the seven meetings this season against the Angels (50-46), including going 2-2 in games played in Los Angeles. The game is scheduled to start at 10:07 p.m. ET from Angel Stadium of Anaheim, and the Astros’ lead in the AL West is now 4.5 games. The Astros are favored at -191 on the money line, meaning a $191 wager would net $100, up from an open of -172. The over-under for total runs scored is nine in the latest Astros vs. Angels odds and Houston is favored by 1.5 on the run-line. You’ll want to see the latest MLB predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model before making any Astros vs. Angels picks of your own.
This model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, entered Week 17 of the MLB season on a sizzling 22-7 run on top-rated MLB money line picks, returning almost $1,900 on the season for $100 bettors. Anybody who has been following it is way up.
Now the model has dialed in on Astros vs. Angels. We can tell you it’s leaning over, and it also says one side of the money line has all the value. You can only see that pick at SportsLine.
The model knows the Astros lead the all-time series with the Angels, 72-55, including a 35-29 edge in games played at Angel Stadium. Offensively, the Astros have the edge in batting average (.269 to .261), on-base percentage (.346 to .338), slugging percentage (.472 to .445), hits (890 to 860), doubles (178 to 162), triples (14 to 10) and home runs (151 to 140). Pitching-wise, the Astros have the advantage in ERA (3.94 to 4.85), opponents’ batting average (.222 to .246), WHIP (1.15 to 1.35) and strikeout-to-walk ratio (3.49 to 2.50).
Second baseman Jose Altuve and left fielder Michael Brantley have been on a tear. Altuve has hits in four of his last five games, going 10-for-25 with two doubles, two homers and six RBIs. Brantley has hits in six of his last eight games, including five multi-hit outings. He is 15-for-32 with four doubles, one homer and four RBIs during that stretch.
But just because Los Angeles has been hot lately does not mean it is the best value on the Astros vs. Angels money line.
That’s because the Angels have won three of their last five series and are 7-3 in their last 10 home games. Designated hitter Shohei Ohtani has hits in 10 of his last 12 games, including four of five against the Astros.
First baseman Albert Pujols has been red-hot in the series, going 4-for-8 with two doubles and six RBIs. He is 8-for-25 this season against Houston with three doubles, one homer and eight RBIs.
So who wins Astros vs. Angels? And which side of the money line has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the money line you should be all over Wednesday, all from the advanced model that has crushed its MLB picks, and find out.