Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels - 7/14/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels - 7/14/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Angels (38-50) vs Houston Astros (57-29)

Game Info: Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 8:07 pm (Angel Stadium of Anaheim)

Reid Detmers (2-3) (4.22) vs Framber Valdez (8-4) (2.64)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Angels +125 / Houston Astros -172 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Angels face off on Thursday in an MLB showdown at Angel Stadium. 

The Angels offense finally looked good on Wednesday and they are going to need to continue that here in this game. For as much top end talent that this team has, the Angels haven’t won enough games. The Angels are averaging only 4.0 runs per game which is 25th best in the league. Mike Trout is dealing with upper back spasms and he isn’t expected to go in this game. 

The Astros have leaned on the pitching most of the season and they are giving up only 3.37 runs per game which is 3rd best in the league. The offense has been improving as the season has gone on and they are averaging 4.54 runs per game. Yordan Alvarez has hit 26 home runs and driven in 60 RBIs. 

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On the mound for the Astros is Framber Valdez who sits with an 8-4 record and an ERA of 2.64. In his last start he gave up four hits and three runs. 

On the mound for the Angels will be Reid Detmers who sits with a 2-3 record and an ERA of 4.22. In his last start against the Orioles, Detmers went six innings giving up two hits and zero runs. The Angels need to give him some run support here. 

The Angels are 0-7 in Detmers last seven starts. The under is 5-0 in the Angels last five games on Thursday. The under is 4-0-1 in the Astros last five road games against a left-handed starter. The Astros are 5-1 in their last 6 road games against a team with a losing record.

The Astros are about as safe of a bet on Thursday, even if you have to lay a price. Detmers was good in his last start, and it still wasn’t enough for the Angels to come away with a victory. Look for the Astros again to fail to give Detmers any run support and that is going to be the difference as Houston as gets the job done. Back Houston -1.5 

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Shane’s Pick Houston -1.5

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