Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros MLB Betting, Odds, Lines, Free Picks


Los Angeles Angels
Los Angeles Angels
66-69 (32-35 V)
7:10 pm ET, Saturday, September 1, 2018
Minute Maid Park, Houston
Houston Astros
Houston Astros
82-53 (35-32 H)
FS West (Los Angeles), AT&T SportsNet-Southwest (Houston)
Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros MLB Betting, Odds, Lines, Free Picks

Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros Betting Odds

Gm# Team
Opener
967 Los Angeles Angels
+160
968 Houston Astros
-185
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Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros Match Preview and Free Picks

Josh James will make his major-league debut when the Houston Astros host the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday for the third contest of their four-game series. The 25-year-old James is receiving a chance after registering 171 strikeouts in 114 1/3 innings at the Double- and Triple-A levels.

James was a 34th-round draft pick out of Western Oklahoma State College in 2014 and truly has come out of nowhere to become part of the Astros' plans. "He's just performed his way to the big leagues," Houston manager A.J. Hinch told reporters before Friday's game. "He's punching out everybody in the minors. The next test for him is going to be at this level. He's conquered everything else.

He's the best available, and has outperformed a lot of pitchers along the way to climb his way to the top of the list." The Astros hold a 1 1/2-game lead over Oakland in the American League West, but they will be hoping their offense will resurface after they recorded just six hits while being blanked 3-0 on Friday. Los Angeles' Andrelton Simmons belted a two-run homer and has gone 7-for-12 with five RBIs over his last three contests


Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros Starting Pitchers Report

Angels RH Felix Pena (1-4, 4.52 ERA): Pena has lost four straight decisions and is winless in his last nine turns since defeating Baltimore on June 29. The 28-year-old lost to the Astros in his last turn as he gave up three runs and five hits over six innings in his first career outing against the club. Pena registered a career-high 12 strikeouts versus Arizona in his previous outing, a no-decision in which he gave up four runs and seven hits over six frames.

Astros RH Josh James (NR): James is starting in place of Charlie Morton, who landed on the 10-day disabled list with a shoulder injury earlier this week. James went 6-4 with a 3.23 ERA in 23 appearances (21 starts) at Double-A Corpus Christi and Triple-A Fresno, and Hinch is looking forward to seeing him pitch for the first time. "I'm excited to meet him," Hinch said. "I've never met him. I've never seen him in person. But our people, to a man, will tell you that stuff is real. It's high-end stuff, and he's performed his way to this opportunity."




Los Angeles Angels Betting Odds Trends

LA Angels is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
LA Angels is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels's last 5 games
LA Angels is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels's last 5 games on the road
LA Angels is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Houston
LA Angels is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Angels's last 9 games when playing Houston
LA Angels is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
LA Angels is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels's last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston

Houston Astros Betting Odds Trends

Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Houston is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
Houston is 2-13 ATS in its last 15 games at home
Houston is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 10 games at home
Houston is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games when playing LA Angels
Houston is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games when playing LA Angels
Houston is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against LA Angels
Houston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing at home against LA Angels


Next Up

Los Angeles at Houston Sunday, September 2