Houston Astros -150
(MLB) LA Angels vs. Houston, 07/01/2022 8:10 PM, Score: 1 - 8
Money Line: -150.00 Houston (Home)
Result: Win
Houston rolls into this contest winners of three straight and eight of their last 10 after edging the Yankees 2-1 at home Thursday in a one-game matchup. The Astros went 7-2 in their last nine, which came against the division leaders from the Big Apple in the Yankees and Mets. Now, Houston gets to open a set with an Angels team that has dropped 24 of their last 34 games to enter July four games below the .500 mark. Cristian Javier was lights out in his last outing, which saw him twirl seven hitless innings with one walk and 13 strikeouts against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium last weekend as part of a combined no-hitter. The Astros are getting things done with their pitching, allowing just nine runs in their last six games. That number falls to three in the five wins in that stretch. Meanwhile, Michael Lorenzen has allowed 15 earned runs in his last 20 innings over four starts and he has a 6.14 ERA on the road this season. Houston is a good team at home and they're clicking right now. Look for the Astros to get the victory to keep their momentum going.