Revived Astros Host Helpless Halos

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by Bovada - 8/30/2018 3:12 PM Share
Have the Houston Astros (82-51, minus-8.96 betting units) finally figured things out? After a 1-7 slump that saw them surrender the lead in the American League West, the defending World Series champions have won eight of their last 10 games, vaulting back on top heading into this week's four-game series against the visiting Los Angeles Angels (64-69, minus-13.32 units). The finale will be aired on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball at 8:10 PM ET.

According to the MLB website, Gerrit Cole (2.85 ERA) will start Sunday's game for the Astros; while no one has been officially named for Los Angeles at press time, ESPN has Odrisamer Despaigne (6.12 ERA) pencilled in to take the mound. Cole is up 6.24 units this year on a team record of 19-8; Despaigne, who came over from the Miami Marlins on August 14 in exchange for cash considerations, has made four combined starts leading to one win and 1.69 units in red ink.

The Angels are in freefall after losing nine of their last 11, including a three-game sweep in Houston. There are currently seven starting pitchers on LA's disabled list - three of them tabbed for Tommy John surgery and not expected back until 2020.


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