Houston Astros vs LA Angels Prediction MLB Picks 6/7/24

LA Angels (24-38) vs Houston Astros (28-35)

Game Info: Friday, June 7, 2024 at 9:38 pm (Angel Stadium of Anaheim)

Griffin Canning (2-5) (4.69) vs Framber Valdez (4-3) (3.95)

Betting Odds: LA Angels +138 / Houston Astros -150 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Angels meet Friday in MLB action from Angel Stadium. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Houston Astros vs LA Angels Prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The Houston Astros will send out Framber Valdez for the start here and Valdez is 4-3 with a 3.95 ERA and 42 strikeouts this season. In his last five starts against the Angels, Valdez is 2-1 with a 4.45 ERA and 41 strikeouts. Griffin Canning will get the start for the Angels here and is 2-5 with a 4.69 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. In his last five starts against the Astros, Canning is 0-2 with a 7.71 ERA and 16 strikeouts.

Houston Astros Recap

The Houston Astros come into this one looking to build on their series win over the Cardinals to start the week despite a 4-2 loss in Wednesday’s series finale. The series win for the ‘Stros helped Houston bounce back from back-to-back series losses against the Twins and Mariners over the last week and a half.

Astros Trying To Find Consistency At The Plate

Jose Altuve has 73 hits and a .287 batting average with 9 home runs, 21 RBIs and 12 doubles while Kyle Tucker has a team-high 19 homers with 11 doubles and 40 RBIs. Yordan Alvarez also has 12 homers with 28 RBIs while Tucker has the Astros’ team lead with 9 stolen bases so far this season. Jeremy Pena also has 73 hits and a .305 batting average as well this season.

Why the Houston Astros will win

  • The Angels have lost each of their last 10 home games against American League opponents following a win.
  • The Astros have won each of their last 10 Friday games against AL West opponents that held a losing record.
  • The Astros have covered the run line in each of their last seven road games against AL West opponents following a home loss.
  • The Angels have failed to cover the run line in eight of their last nine home games against AL West opponents following a win.
  • The Angels have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last six games against American League opponents.

Los Angeles Angels Recap

The Los Angeles Angels come into this one looking to build on their series sweep over the Padres following their 3-2 win over San Diego last time out. The sweep snapped a series losing streak that came against teams like the Mariners and Yankees over the last week and a half.

Angels Look To Keep Momentum Going

Taylor Ward leads the Angels with 58 hits along with 11 home runs and a team-high 34 RBIs. Mike Trout also has 10 home runs along with a pair of triples and 6 stolen bases, but remains out indefinitely with injury while Zach Neto has 54 strikeouts and 8 stolen bases. Luis Rengifo also has a team-high 14 stolen bases while Jo Adell has 11 home runs, 27 RBIs and 8 stolen bases as well.

Why the Los Angeles Angels will win

  • The home team has won each of the Angels' last six games.
  • The Astros have lost four of their last five games as favorites against American League opponents.
  • The underdogs have covered the run line in each of the Astros' last six games at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
  • The Astros have failed to cover the run line in each of their last four night games against American League opponents.
  • The Angels have led after 5 innings in each of their last four games against the Astros.
  • The Astros have trailed after 3 innings in six of their last eight games as road favorites against American League opponents.

Houston Astros vs LA Angels Prediction

I’m on the Angels +1.5 here. I think this could easily be a one-run game, as I’m just not all that impressed with the Houston Astros as of late. Some days, they look like the Astros of the last decade, while other times they look like the team that struggled their way through the first month of the season. Valdez got roughed up by the Angels in his first start against them last month, while Canning’s done a good job of keeping the Angels in games whenever he starts. I’ll take my shot with the Angels +1.5 here.

Chris’s Pick Los Angeles Angels +1.5

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