LA Angels vs. Houston,
09/02/2014 20:10 EDT,
Score: 3 - 8
Point Spread: -1½/+107 LA Angels
4-unit Play Take #972 Houston Astros over Los Angeles Angels (8:10pm EST) The Los Angeles Angels clearly made a statement this past weekend against the A's as they came through with a four-game sweep to build up a nice lead in the AL West. The Halos are the best teams in the majors and they've earned those honors by playing in the toughest division. However, I think this is a great spot to consider playing against them after most have elevated them to a level they won't be able to sustain. They'll play against a sneaky Houston Astros team that is much better than their record indicates. They are 48-53 since early May and their young players continue to improve by the day. The organization just let manager Bo Porter go and while I believe it may negatively affect some of the players, the Astros will be looking to impress new manager Tom Lawless for his first game at the helm. I also think the pitching matchup is closer than it appears with C.J. Wilson going against Brad Peacock. Wilson hasn't looked comfortable on the hill for over a month now and he may still be battling through injuries. His K/BB ratio over his last 10 starts is a horrid 33-27 and he owns a pitiful 6.61 ERA during that stretch. Peacock is having a rough season overall, but he's shown positive signs lately and he's certainly throwing it better than Wilson is at the moment. This is a big price for the Angels to be laying on the road, so we'll go with Houston here.