Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Angels vs Houston Astros Prediction 5/22/2024

The Los Angeles Angels (19-30) travel to face off against the Houston Astros (22-27) on Wednesday, May 22nd. This game will be played at Minute Maid Park in Houston and televised on BSW. The Astros are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Angels are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Astros. First pitch is set for 2:10 ET.

Angels vs Astros

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Houston picked up a 6-5 win over the Angels in the most recent game of this series. The Astros had a two-run lead going into the 9th inning, and the Angels could only muster one run in the bottom half of the inning. Heading into the game, the Astros were favored at -199 on the money line.

Griffin Canning got the start for the Angels, going just five innings while giving up two runs and striking out two. He did give up two home runs in the game. Carlos Estevez took the loss. Cristian Javier only went four innings for the Astros, giving up four runs on eight hits.

Kyle Tucker and Yordan Alvarez each homered for the Astros, while Jon Singleton hit a home run and drove in two runs off the bench. Jeremy Pena also had a two-hit game and scored a run for Houston’s offense.

Los Angeles is 19-30 overall and trails the Mariners by eight games in the AL West. The Angels are 3-2 in the division, and they are looking to pick up a road win today vs. the Astros. So far, they are 13-14 on the road compared to 6-16 at home.

As the road underdog, the Angels have gone 13-13 this year, and their overall record as the underdog is 18-26. The Angels have struggled in day games this year, going 6-14, and they are 1-4 as the favorite. Los Angeles’ series record is 3-11-1 this year but have won two straight series on the road.

The Angels are 27-22 against the run line this season, and they are 18-9 vs. the run line on the road. They have covered the run line in seven straight road games and are 27-17 vs. the run line as an underdog. Their average run differential in winning games is +4.1 runs, while their average run differential in losing games is -3.5 runs.

Los Angeles has seen a combined average of 9.4 runs per game this season, and the over/under line for today’s game against the Astros is set at 9 runs. The Angels have gone over the line in 28 of their 48 games this season, and when the line has been set at 9 runs, they have gone over in 5 of 9 games. The over has hit in their last two games.

Tyler Anderson Gets The Start For The Angels

Left-hander Tyler Anderson gets the start for the Angels today as he faces the Astros on the road. He has made six straight quality starts and is coming off a game in which he allowed just one earned run in seven innings of work. Anderson has won each of his last two outings. Looking at his overall numbers, Anderson is 4-4 with a 2.72 ERA and 1.06 WHIP. Opposing batters are hitting .185 off Anderson this season. So far, he has allowed a total of seven home runs. Per nine innings, Anderson is averaging 6.39 strikeouts and 3.36 walks.

Angels Offense Breakdown

Over his last six games, Taylor Ward has been on fire for the Angels, going 9/26 with three homers and four RBIs. For the season, he is batting .277 with 10 homers, which is the best mark on the team and 7th best in the league. Mike Trout is also tied for the team lead with 10 homers but has struggled with a batting average of just .220.

As a team, the Angels are averaging 4.4 runs per game, which is 14th in the league. They have been a good home run hitting team so far, and their team batting average of .246 is 9th best in the MLB. Heading into the game, Kevin Pillar is on an eight-game hitting streak, and Anthony Rendon and Mickey Moniak are both on four-game streaks.

Houston is 22-27 overall and 5.0 games behind the Mariners for the AL West lead. So far, they have gone 10-6 in divisional games. The Astros are 14-14 at home compared to an 8-13 mark on the road. The Astros have won three straight series, and their overall series record is 7-7-1 this year.

As the favorite, the Astros are 17-21 this year and 13-11 as the home favorite. They are 5-6 as the underdog. Houston has been playing well lately, going 8-2 across their last ten games.

When the Astros win, they tend to win big, with an average run margin of +4.3. However, they have a run line record of 20-29 on the season, including a 12-16 mark at home. Their average run margin for the season is -0.1. They have been favored in 38 games, going 14-24 against the run line in those contests. When they are the underdog, they have a run line record of 6-5.

The Houston Astros have an over/under record of 20-26 this season, and their games have averaged 9.5 runs per game. When the over/under line is set at 9 runs, their record is 8-4-2. The over has hit in three straight games, and 42.9% of their games this season have had over/under lines set at 9 runs.

Hunter Brown Gets The Start For The Astros

Hunter Brown gets the start for the Astros today and will be looking to build off his last outing, where he picked up the win. Against the Brewers on May 17th, he went five innings, giving up four earned runs, and he gave up three homers in that outing. Brown has made eight starts this year and has a record of 1-4 with a 7.71 ERA. Opponents are batting .307 off the right-hander this year, and his WHIP is 1.93. Brown’s ERA on the road is 36.26, compared to 4.9 at home.

Astros Offense Breakdown

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Heading into today’s game, the Astros have the league’s top batting average at .265 and are also the league’s top home run hitting team. As a team, they are averaging 4.7 runs per game, which is 9th in the league. Houston has been even better at home, averaging 5.1 runs per game.

Jeremy Pena comes into the game with a five-game hitting streak and is batting .328 for the season. Kyle Tucker and Yordan Alvarez are tied for the team lead with nine homers, with Tucker’s 36 RBIs leading the team and being the 6th best mark in the league. Over his last five games, Tucker is 7/17 with four homers.

Angels vs Astros Prediction

Our prediction for this Angels vs. Astros matchup is to take the Astros to pick up the win at home. However, with the money line payout for the Astros being -188, we recommend taking the over, as we have the final score at 6-5 in favor of the Astros.

Looking at some potential player props, Tyler Anderson is projected to finish with just three strikeouts, which is the lowest among today’s starters. As for Hunter Brown, he is projected to finish with six strikeouts, which has him 11th for today’s starters.

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