Major league Baseball brings more action on Monday evening as the Houston Astros will face the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California in game one of their three-game series. The Astros will start this game with Lance McUllers Jr and on the other side, the Angels will give the nod to Andrew Heaney.
Houston Astros Form
The Houston Astros have some good results this season as they are at the top of the American League West Standings. They head into this series on the wings of two wins in a row against the Rangers. The Astros are really playing well as they have now won five of their last six games. Moreover, they have outscored their foes 36-8 over that stretch. They are heading into this clash against a very solid Angels team and I expect a lot of excitement in those games. The Astros have averaged 5.85 runs per game and have allowed just 2.20 runs per game on the road so far.
On the offensive side of the game, Houston has been in a very solid form so far as they are placed on the 8th spot in the league in scoring, putting up an average of 4.78 runs per game, while also ranking 10th in hitting at .256 and 17th in homers with a total of 44. On the mound, they have some great stats as they head into this game being the best team in the league in ERA at 2.52, while also ranking 1st in WHIP at 0.99 and 1st in K’s with 428.
Los Angeles Angels Form
The Angels are one of the better teams this season as their form is solid so far. However, they had mixed results in the recent games as they won two and lost two in the series against the Twins. The Angels have averaged 4.38 runs per game and have allowed 5.33 runs per game here at home so far this season.
On the offensive side of the game, the Angles are one of the better teams as they are placed on the 6th spot in scoring, putting up an average of 5.13 runs per game, while also ranking 6th in hitting at .261 and 2nd in homers with a total of 56. On the mound, they have been above average so far as they are placed on the 11th spot in the league in ERA at 3.95, while also ranking 19th in WHIP at 1.33 and 7th in K’s with 364.
The Houston Astros are a very dominant team at the moment and on the other side, the Halos had a fair share of struggles at their home ground lately. The Astros also have a good away record so far standing at 14-6. Also, the Astros are traditionally playing well in LA as they won five of their seven games. I expect the Astros to continue their dominance here in LA and to win this first game of the series.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels today on 5/14/2018 is: Take the Houston Astros -134 (money line bet)
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