7* Saturday MLB HOU/LAA
LA Angels vs. Houston,
06/29/2013 16:10 EDT,
Score: 7 - 2
Money Line: +125 Houston
The Houston Astros host the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Saturday afternoon in game two of a three-game set. Los Angeles won game one in the series on Friday, 4-2.
Jordan Lyles takes the mound for the Astros in this game. Lyles is coming off a disastrous outing in which he got no help from his defense, but prior to that start he was rolling, and we expect him to re-find his form in this one.
Over his previous seven starts, Lyles posted a 1.61 ERA with a 1.08 WHIP. Lyles is 3-1 at home this season.
Joe Blanton counters for the Angels. His season has been disastrous for Los Angeles thus far.
Blanton is another high-priced Angel who has fallen flat on his face in Los Angeles. The Angels are 2-13 in Blanton’s 15 starts this season, with losses in each of his last five outings.
Blanton has been awful on the road, posting a 5.53 ERA with a 1.52 WHIP, while allowing opposing batters to hit at a .316 clip.
The Angels have been favored in 11 of Blanton’s starts, and they are 1-10 in those games.
The Astros are 7-4 versus the Angels this season. Take Houston.
Good Luck, Razor Ray
7* Play on Houston Astros +125