Los Angeles Angels at Houston Astros 9/3/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 9/2/2014
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Minute Maid Park in Houston
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Veteran right-hander Jered Weaver (15-7) will go for his third win in a row when he and the Los Angeles Angels face Collin McHugh (7-9) and the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.
Jered Weaver pitched seven scoreless innings against the Oakland Athletics last week and was able to pick up the win. He allowed just three hits in that outing while striking out three batters and walking three. He lowered his ERA to 3.57 with that win and he has only given up 164 hits in 181.1 innings this year.
Astros first baseman Jesus Guzman is 2-for-7 against Weaver in his career with two walks and a solo home run. Designated hitter Chris Carter is 0-for-7 against him with no walks and three strikeouts.
Last week, Collin McHugh pitched seven strong innings against the Texas Rangers at home and picked up the win. He gave up two runs on eight hits in that start and struck out six without walking a batter. McHugh lowered his ERA to a very strong 2.99 and he has been able to strike out 9.4 batters per nine innings this season.
Angels first baseman has three hits in seven at-bats against McHugh in his career and is the only Los Angeles player who has hit a home run off of him. David Freese is just 1-for-8 against him with no walks and two strikeouts.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
Los Angeles Angels are 64-67-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Los Angeles Angels is 0.9
Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston Astros are 65-70-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Houston Astros is -0.7
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
08/22/14 P Garrett Richards Knee 60-day DL (8/21), out for season
08/03/14 P Joe Thatcher Ankle 15-day DL (8/3)
08/01/14 P Tyler Skaggs Forearm 60-day DL (7/31), out for season
05/28/14 P Sean Burnett Elbow 15-day DL (5/29), out for season
05/12/14 3B Ian Stewart Hand 15-day DL (5/11)
04/17/14 P Ryan Brasier Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Brian Moran Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
07/29/14 P Josh Zeid Foot 60-day DL (7/25), out for season
07/23/14 RF George Springer Knee 15-day DL (7/20)
07/08/14 RF Alex Presley Oblique 15-day DL (7/7)
06/21/14 P Jose Cisnero Elbow 60-day DL (6/20)
04/26/14 P Matt Albers Shoulder 60-day DL (4/22)
03/31/14 P Alex White Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 P Jesse Crain Bicep 60-day DL (3/21)
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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