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Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels Betting Preview

The Sunday Night Baseball game of the week features a pair of American League West teams. The Houston Astros are set to take on the Los Angeles Angels.

The Astros won the first game, and then the Angels came back and won Game 2 in a wild one. The final on Saturday was 13-12 in 10 innings. Houston is now 51-42 on the season, while the Angels are 46-47.

Houston is the favorite in this game. You can grab the Houston Astros at -130. If you want the underdog, you can get the Los Angeles Angels at +110. The total for this game is listed at nine runs on Sunday Night Baseball.

Javier Gets the Ball for Houston

Cristian Javier will get the start for the Astros in this one. Javier is 7-1 on the season but holds a 4.34 earned run average on the season. The 26-year-old Dominican has not won a start since May 28th. Javier has struggled over his last three starts, allowing 18 earned runs in just 10.2 innings.

The Astros scored 12 runs, despite the loss. Kyle Tucker and Jose Abreu each drove in three runs in the game. Abreu and Chas McCormick both hit a homeruns. The Astros are 12th in home runs, with 110 on the season. The leading home run hitter for Houston has been Yordan Alvarez, with 17 on the season.

Houston is 6th in Major League Baseball in runs allowed and 12th in batting average against. The Astros are allowing 4.2 runs per game, and teams are hitting .243 against them. Houston starts the second half of the season with nine straight road games, as they head to Colorado and Oakland next.

Angels Looking to Improve Pitching in Second Half

For Los Angeles, they have been scoring runs this season, with five per game. The pitching has been the issue, as they are 23rd in baseball. The runs certainly came on Saturday, as each starter in the lineup had a hit. Shohei Ohtani hit a ninth-inning home run, and Luis Rengifo drove in three runs.

Ohtani now has 33 home runs on the season and 72 runs batted in. The slugger and pitcher is the hands-down leader for American League MVP.

For the Angels, Tyler Anderson will get the start. Anderson is a 6’2 lefthander with a 4-2 record and a 5.25 earned run average. Anderson has struck out 68 batters in 84 innings this season. In his last start, he lasted just 4.1 innings, allowing four hits and three runs.

Houston Keeps the Angels Struggles On

The Sunday Night Baseball game features a pair of rivals. The Astros are trying to make a run at the division, while the Angels are looking to stay alive for a chance. Houston is the better team and will win this game. Javier finally gets back in the win column here.

Bet the Houston Astros -130 over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday.

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