Houston Astros vs LA Angels Prediction MLB Picks 6/9/24

LA Angels (24-39) vs Houston Astros (29-35)

Game Info: Sunday, June 9, 2024 at 4:07 pm (Angel Stadium of Anaheim)

Patrick Sandoval (2-8) (5.13) vs Justin Verlander (3-2) (3.63)

Betting Odds: LA Angels +126 / Houston Astros -149 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Houston Astros and LA Angels meet Sunday in MLB game 3 action at Nissan Arena. Here’s a Houston Astros vs LA Angels Prediction.

Houston Astros Betting Preview

The Houston Astros are 30-35 on the year and play the Giants and Tigers next. The Houston Astros have scored 15 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 7 games. The Houston Astros have won 9 straight games when scoring 4 or more runs. Jose Altuve leads the Houston Astros with 74 hits and 21 RBI, while Jeremey Pena and Yordan Alvarez have combined for 144 hits and 54 RBI.

LA Angels Betting Preview

The LA Angels are 24-40 this season and play the Giants and Diamondbacks next. The LA Angels have scored 5 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 6 of their last 7 games. The LA Angels have lost 7 of their last 9 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Taylor Ward leads the LA Angels with 59 hits and 34 RBI, while Luis Rengifo and Zach Neto have combined for 105 hits and 41 RBI.

Houston Astros vs LA Angels Pitching Matchup

Justin Verlander gets the ball for the Houston Astros, and he is 3-2 with a 3.63 ERA and 48 strikeouts this season. Verlander has allowed 10 hits and 5 runs in his last 12 innings. Verlander has a 2.80 ERA and .211 allowed batting average in 35.1 road innings. Verlander is 16-11 with a 3.23 ERA and 212 strikeouts in his career against the LA Angels.

Patrick Sandoval gets the ball for the LA Angels, and he is 2-8 with a 5.00 ERA and 71 strikeouts this season. Sandoval has allowed 6 hits and 3 runs in his last 12 innings. Sandoval has a 5.54 ERA and .275 allowed batting average in 37.1 home innings. Sandoval is 0-5 with a 8.13 ERA and 29 strikeouts in his career against the Houston Astros.

Houston Astros vs LA Angels Prediction

I know the Houston Astros aren't the same Houston Astros of old, but they're showing signs of getting things together and are the better team here. The LA Angels are looking more and more like a team that's falling apart, and I doubt Patrick Sandoval is the pitcher who is going to come save the day. Justin Verlander gives the Astros a clear edge on the mound in game 3. You could argue the Astros should be bigger favorites. I'll gladly lay this price with the Astros, as they pad another win and start chipping away in the standings.

Randy’s Pick Houston Astros -149

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