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Houston Has Won Four Straight Road Games vs L.A. Angels

George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros is unable to hold onto the ball while attempting to catch a two-run homerun hit by Brian Goodwin #18 of the Los Angeles Angels.

The Houston Astros are 11-2 SU in their last 13 games against the Los Angeles Angels including a 4-0 SU record in their last four road games against the Angels. Houston can continue that winning streak this Saturday night with a win over the Angels in Anaheim.

Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels
  • Date/Time: August 1, 7:07 p.m. ET
  • Stadium: Angel Stadium
  • TV Coverage: FOX
  • Opening Odds: Astros -154 | O/U 9 runs (Line History)
  • Astros vs Angels Matchup Report

Opening Odds Analysis

The betting odds on this game have remained fairly steady with the Astros going off as -154 road favorites and the Angels paying +144 as road underdogs. Houston was a -180 road favorite in Friday’s 9-6 road win over Los Angeles.

Starting Pitchers Analysis

Zack Greinke didn’t have his best stuff in his first start of the season last Sunday as he allowed three runs on four hits and two walks in just 3.1 innings pitched against the Seattle Mariners. The veteran righty went 8-1 with a 3.02 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP in 10 starts with the Astros last season and should be expected to get back on track sooner rather than later.

Griffin Canning also had a short day in his season debut last Monday allowing three runs in 4.2 innings in a 3-0 loss to the Oakland Athletics. The 24-year-old made 17 starts as a rookie last season and compiled a 4.58 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP with 96 strikeouts in 90.1 innings pitched.

Houston News & Notes

Fans rooting against the Astros are relishing in the fact that Alex Bregman (.179 batting average), Jose Altuve (.148), and George Springer (.120) are all off to terrible starts in 2020. But despite those slow starts and the absence of 2019 AL Rookie of the Year Yordan Alvarez, the Astros still rank third in the majors in runs scored with 42 and ninth in team batting average at .249; this offense is going to be extremely dangerous in the coming months.

Houston has also managed to maintain a 3.49 team ERA despite the absences of Justin Verlander, Jose Urquidy, and Brad Peacock due to injury. The Astros are 4-3 through their first seven games.

Los Angeles News & Notes

Over their last four games, the Angels are averaging a whopping seven runs per game on offense. But since beating the Seattle Mariners 5-1 on Tuesday, Los Angeles has allowed 27 runs over its last three games and gone 0-3 SU over that stretch.

Making matters worse, Anthony Rendon (.167), Shohei Ohtani (.148) and Albert Pujols (.150) are all off to dismal starts at the plate. A 2-6 SU start with struggles across the board wasn’t what the Angels had in mind when they signed Rendon to a massive seven-year contract this offseason hoping to snap a five-year playoff drought.

Betting Pick: Houston -154

Los Angeles still has plenty of time to turn things around in 2020. But this series against the Houston Astros and this game against Zack Greinke looking to bounce back from a poor start isn’t likely to be where the tides begin to turn.

Shark Bites
  • Zack Greinke is 6-5 with a 4.03 ERA in 14 career starts against Los Angeles.
  • Anthony Rendon is just 1-for-12 in 12 career at bats against Zack Greinke.
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Los Angeles’s last 9 games against Houston.