Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 5/18/2014
Monday, May 19, 10:05 PM on CSNH, FSW
Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California
Houston Astros - Keuchel, D (4-2) vs. Los Angeles Angels - Richards, G (4-0)
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Dallas Keuchel and Garrett Richards have both pitched extremely well recently and will face off when the Houston Astros play the Los Angeles Angels on Monday.
Dallas Keuchel was able to put together his best start of the season last week against the Texas Rangers by pitching a seven-hit shutout to pick up his fourth win of the season. He walked no one for the second game in a row and he ended up striking out seven. He has now struck out 47 batters through 53 innings this season and he has a solid 3.06 ERA.
Erick Aybar has had the most success against Keuchel of all of the Angels' hitters by going 5-for-12 against him with two doubles and two RBI. Veteran Raul Ibanez has hit a home run off of Keuchel, but he is just 1-for-6 overall against him.
25-year-old Garrett Richards is now 4-0 after picking up a win last Wednesday against the Philadelphia Phillies. He pitched seven shutout innings in that outing and gave up just five hits while striking out eight and walking no one. His ERA is one of the best in the American League at 2.42 and he has given up just 35 hits through 52 innings.
Chris Carter has done well against Richards in their matchups, going 5-for-10 against the right-hander with a double, a home run and three RBI.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston Astros are 18-21-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Houston Astros is -1.3
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
Los Angeles Angels are 23-16-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Los Angeles Angels is 0.8
Injuries to Watch
05/14/14 P Anthony Bass Oblique 15-day DL (5/11)
04/26/14 P Matt Albers Shoulder 15-day DL (4/22)
03/31/14 P Alex White Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 P Asher Wojcie Side 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 P Jesse Crain Bicep 60-day DL (3/21)
Los Angeles Angels
05/12/14 3B Ian Stewart Hand 15-day DL (5/11)
05/04/14 3B David Freese Finger 15-day DL (5/3)
04/17/14 P Ryan Brasier Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
04/16/14 P Dane De La Rosa Shoulder 15-day DL (4/13)
04/15/14 RF Kole Calhoun Ankle 15-day DL (4/15)
04/10/14 RF Josh Hamilton Thumb 15-day DL (4/9)
03/30/14 P Brian Moran Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Sean Burnett Forearm 15-day DL (3/21)
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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