Things seem a little backwards in this game as the Angeles are 0-3, getting swept in their first series of the season against the Seattle Mariners while the Astros who were one of the worst teams last season are up 2-0 after a short series against the Yankees if you can believe it. This game will require the very best out of the Angeles, they cannot afford to open the season any worse after the way they ended last year´s.
Los Angeles really needs to pick themselves up, they seem to be playing flat and uninspired baseball. They batting looks soft and slow while they are committing un-forced errors on defense like missing out on double plays opportunities because of uncontrolled throws. This team needs to believe in themselves, they have to stand behind their bullpen and slow the game down till they get back into the groove of the season. The Angels are going to go with right hander Tyler Skaggs, he relatively new and his career stats are 3-6 with 57 strikeouts and 5.43 ERA. I have heard that he has a very good breaking ball.
Houston has opened their season this year in a furry, after their horrible showing last season seems that they made a few changes over the winter and look to get things back on track. They have played very physical in their first two games, really out hustling the Yankees on both sides while beating up on Sabathia. This Astros team needs to keep their intensity level high, pushing their batting average and becoming a little more aggressive at the plate will allow them to take more chances on defense.
Pick: Houston is sending the experienced Dallas Keuchel to the mount and with the momentum they have going it´s not going to be an easy game for the Angels. I like the Astros +120 in this game at home.