Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Bobby Wallace. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Tuesday, July 28th, 2015. At 8:10 PM EST.
The (55-43) Los Angeles Angels of the American League West Division will make the trip to the “LONE STAR STATE”. For the first of a three-day series. The Angels will play the (55-45) Houston Astros also of the AL West in 2015 MLB action. The teams will play at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Los Angeles Angels have one of the most potent offenses in the American League. The Houston Astros continue to be the surprise team in the Major League Baseball landscape. The opening betting line has Houston as a -120 Home Favorite Against The Spread. The betting odds total is eight runs for Tuesday’s game.
The 2015 Los Angeles Angels have dropped three of their last four Baseball games. The Angels are on top in the Division with a one-game lead. Los Angeles is 23-22 on the road this season and 28-20 vs. AL West opponents.
*All Star Center Fielder Mike Trout leads the Angels offense in all five major categories.
*Third Baseman David Freese has a .240 batting average; he just got placed on the 15-day injury list.
*The Angels potent batting lineup has hit one hundred and twelve home runs this season.
*Starting Pitcher Hector Santiago has a rotation best 2.43 earned run average with one hundred and twelve strikeouts.
*Angels pitching averages 7.38 strikeouts per nine innings.
*The Angels travel back to Los Angeles for an interleague series against the Dodgers on July 31st.
*Notable injury: Starting pitcher Jared Weaver is on the 15-day disabled list with an inflamed hip.
*The Angels are 7-2 their last nine MLB contests on the road.
*The betting odds over the total are 7-2 Los Angels last nine away from home.
*The Los Angeles Angels are 7-3 their last ten 2015 MLB Expert Predictions overall, going over the betting odds total four times, staying under the betting odds total five times with a push.
*The Los Angeles Angels will send the Left Handed C.J. Wilson. Who is (8-7) with a 3.59 earned run average to the mound for game one? The Loyola Marymount University alumni pitched five innings, giving up six hits and two runs his last start on July 22nd, a 5-2 home victory over Minnesota.
*Bovada.Lv lists the Los Angeles Angels at +550 to win the 2015 MLB American League Title.
The 2015 Houston Astros are on a two-games losing streak. The Astros are second in the Al West, one-game behind their upcoming opponent. Houston is 33-17 at home and is 24-17 vs. The American League West.
*Second Baseman Jose Altuve leads the Astros batting order with a .301 batting average with one hundred and twelve hits.
*Designated Hitter Evan Gattis has a team-best fifty-seven RBI S.
*The Astros offense has a .422 slugging percentage.
*Starting Pitcher Dallas Keuchel leads the rotation with twelve victories, a 2.32 ERA and has one hundred and thirty-two strikeouts.
*Relief Pitcher, Luke Gregerson has a staff best twenty-one saved games.
*Notable injury: Samuel Deduno is on the disabled list while rehabilitating his sore back.
*Houston begins an interleague homestand, hosting Arizona on July 31st.
Houston is 2-6 their last eight baseball contests following a loss.
*The betting odds total are 9-2-1 the last twelve meetings between the teams.
The Houston Astros are 6-4 their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total four times, staying under the betting odds total five with a push.
*The Right, Handed Collin McHugh, who is (11-5) with a 4.25 ERA, will be on the hill. The 6’2″ 195 pound Covington, Georgia native went seven innings, giving up seven hits and two runs. His last outing on July 22nd, a 4-2 home victory over Boston.
*The Houston Astros are +700 to win the 2015 MLB American League Pennant.