The Houston Astros  (84-47) and Los Angeles Angels (57-74) open a 3-game series Friday

First pitch from Angel Stadium will be at 9:38 p.m. 

ET. Let’s analyze Tipico Sportsbook‘s lines around the Astros vs. Angels odds 

with MLB picks and predictions.Season series: Astros lead 9-4 and have won 5 of the last 6 meeting

The Astros have won 3 games in a row, sweeping the Texas Rangers in their brief 2-game series after 

beating the Baltimore Orioles in the last game of their 3-game set last weekend.

It hasn’t been the offense carrying this team as they’ve scored more than 5 runs 

only once in their last 11 contests. The pitching staff has shut down opponents,

allowing no more than 4 runs in any game along that span.

The Angels come into this series hot, too. They’ve won 5 of their last 6 games,