MLB Odds: Angels and Astros Gear Up for Playoffs

The Houston Astros bring their 45-26 road record to Angel Stadium to take on the Los Angeles Angels in a battle between AL West Rivals this Wednesday. In the second game of a three-game set, the Astros will send right-handed pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. to the mound. In 20 starts this season, McCullers has put together a respectable 7-3 record with a 3.97 ERA, 122 strikeouts and 1.27 WHIP over 111.0 innings pitched. McCullers has made one start since coming off of the disabled list on September 6 against the Seattle Mariners, where he gave up three runs and four hits over 5 1/3 innings. With less than 20 games to go in the regular season, the Astros are +550 to win the World Series.

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The Angels counter on Wednesday with lefty Tyler Skaggs. Skaggs has had a mediocre 2017 season for the Angels; he owns a 1-5 record with a 4.86 ERA and 1.43 WHIP over 63.0 innings pitched. He’ll be in tough against a Houston club that leads the Majors in runs scored (788) and OPS (.828) this season. The Angels are in a battle for the final AL Wildcard spot and are one game back of the Minnesota Twins for the coveted position. Catch the action at 10:07 PM ET on FSW.

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