Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels MLB Baseball Betting Picks
Posted by: Mike Davis
Tonight’s Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels matchup offers some interesting MLB baseball betting action. The Astros enter tonight’s matchup riding a 2-game win streak after picking up back-to-back win over the Rangers. The Angels on the other hand, enter on a 3-game win streak after sweeping the Mariners. So what kind of contest should MLB sports betting fans expect this Monday night?
Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels – Monday, July 15th
The Astros enter this Monday night matchup sporting a 59-35 record that ranks them No. 1 in the AL West. At the present time, the Oakland Athletics are Houston’s nearest threat. But since the Astros have built up a 6-game lead over Oakland, it’s safe to say that they’re not sweating much at the moment. And since Houston is 4-1 against Los Angeles Angels this season, it’s safe to say they’re not sweating much this Monday night.
To ensure they come out on top here, Houston will be starting RHP Josh James this Monday night. James enters this contest sporting a 4-0 record that as well as a 4.91 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP. Although his numbers on the year aren’t that impressive, James has been looking pretty good as of late. In fact, in his last 3 innings pitched, James has posted a 0.33 WHIP and a 0.00 ERA.
Players to Watch: Michael Brantley (12 HR, 49 RBI, .324 BA), Yuli Gurriel (16 HR, 55 RBI, .281 BA), and Alex Bregman (16 HR, 55 RBI, .281 BA).
Los Angeles Angels
The Angels fly into tonight’s contest flashing a 48-46 record that ranks them 4th overall in the AL West. As aforementioned, the Astros currently lead the division and own an 11-game lead over the Angels. With this in mind, it’s clear Los Angeles won’t be challenging Houston for the lead anytime soon. However, they can still vie to give them a run for their money.
Tonight Los Angeles will be starting Griffin Canning. He enters tonight’s matchup with a 3-5 record as well as a 4.43 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP.
Players to Watch: Kole Calhoun (21 HR, 49 RBI, .238 BA), David Fletcher (5 HR, 32 RBI, .298 BA), and Mike Trout (30 HR, 75 RBI, .305 BA).
Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels Betting Numbers
Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels Betting Picks
So which side should legal betting fans take in this Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels matchup? All things considered, taking the Astros on the road is the best bet. They’re the better team and will have the better pitcher on the mound tonight as well. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Moneyline: The money line isn’t favoring Houston all that heavily, making them a prime straight up pick this Monday night.
ATS: The run line offers a better vig for Houston here.
TOTALs: You’ll find better value in the other lines tonight.
Score Prediction: 5-2 Houston.