Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction 6/8/2024

The Houston Astros (29-35) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Angels (24-39) on Saturday, June 8th. This game will be played at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim 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 9:07 CT.

Astros vs Angels

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Houston cruised to a 7-1 win over the Angels in the most recent game of this series. The Astros had a huge 7th inning, scoring five of their seven runs. As for the Angels, they scored their only run in the 4th. Heading into the game, the Astros were favored at -161 on the money line.

Framber Valdez pitched well for the Astros in this one, going nine innings and giving up just one run. He finished the game with eight strikeouts and allowed just one home run. On the other side, Griffin Canning got the start for the Angels, going 6 1/3 innings and giving up three earned runs.

Yainer Diaz was the difference for the Astros’ offense, as he went 3/5 with a home run and three RBIs. Jose Abreu, Yordan Alvarez, and Alex Bregman each had two hits and an RBI.

Houston is 29-35 overall and trails the Mariners by 6.5 games for the AL West lead. So far, they have gone 14-11 in AL West games. The Astros are on the road today, where they are 12-17 this year. They have been a bit better at home, going 17-18.

So far, the Astros have been good as the favorite, going 23-28. As the underdog, they are 6-7 this year. Houston has won two straight road games, and their overall series record is 9-10-1 this year. They are also 5-5 over their last 10 games.

When it comes to the run line, the Astros have been a tough team to figure out this season. They are just 27-37 against the run line overall, but they are 12-17 against the run line on the road. They have covered the run line in two straight games and have an average run differential of -0.8 runs per game on the road this season.

The Houston Astros are on the road against the Los Angeles Angels today, with the over/under line set at 8.5 runs. The combined run average for Astros games this season is 8.8 runs, and their over/under record is 23-38. When the over/under line is set at 8.5 runs, their record is 5-12. Overall, 46.9% of their games have had higher over/under lines than 8.5 runs, and their current under streak is at 2 games.

Hunter Brown Gets The Start For The Astros

Hunter Brown gets the start for the Astros today as he faces the Angels on the road. So far this season, he has made 11 starts and is coming off an outing in which he didn’t give up a homer. Against the Twins, Brown went six innings, giving up three earned runs, seven hits, and two walks. He finished with a no-decision in that outing. Brown’s ERA for the season is 6.18, and he has a record of 1-5. Opponents are batting .270 off Brown this season. Per nine innings, he is averaging 4.07 walks compared to 9.76 strikeouts.

Astros Offense Breakdown

Heading into today’s game, the Astros are the MLB’s top team in terms of avoiding strikeouts, and they have also been one of the league’s best home run hitting teams this season. Overall, they are 3rd in home runs and have the league’s 2nd best team batting average at .258. Houston’s team on-base percentage of .320 is also 6th in the league.

Yordan Alvarez has been one of the Astros’ top power threats this season, as his 12 homers is 2nd on the team and 9th in the league. Kyle Tucker has been even better in the power department, as his 19 homers is the best mark on the team and 2nd in the MLB. Tucker’s 40 RBIs is also the best mark on the team and 12th in the league.

With an overall record of 24-39, the Angels are 5th in the AL West, 11 games behind the Mariners for the division lead. So far, they have gone just 4-6 in divisional matchups. The Angels have struggled at home this year, going 10-22, and they are just above .500 at 14-17 on the road.

So far, the Angels have really struggled in day games, going 5-17 this year. As the underdog, the Angels are 23-35 compared to 1-4 as the favorite. Looking at their overall series record, the Angels are 5-14-1 this year.

When the Angels win, they win big, with an average run margin of +3.5 runs per game. When they lose, they lose big, with an average run margin of -3.6 runs per game. So far this season, they have a run line record of 36-27, with a run line record of 20-11 on the road and 16-16 at home. They have been the underdog in 58 games and have covered the run line in 36 of those games.

The Angels are at home today against the Astros, and the over/under line is set at 8.5 runs. The combined run average in Angels games this season is 8.9 runs per game, and their over/under record is 33-29. When the over/under line is set at 8.5 runs, their record is 13-13. Overall, 23.8% of their games have had an over/under line set at 8.5 runs or higher, and their current under streak is at 5 games.

Tyler Anderson Gets The Start For The Angels

The Angels are sending left-hander Tyler Anderson to the mound today vs. the Astros. He has made 12 starts this season and has a record of 5-5 with an ERA of 2.37. Anderson’s WHIP for the season is currently 1.13. In his 12 starts, he has turned in eight quality starts and is averaging 5.92 strikeouts per nine innings. Anderson most recently faced the Padres, where he finished with a no-decision, going 6 2/3 innings and giving up one earned run. Before that outing, he had won two straight starts.

Angels Offense Breakdown

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For the season, the Angels are 22nd in the league in scoring at 4 runs per game. They have been slightly better on the road (4.1 RPG) than at home (3.9 RPG). As a team, the Angels are batting just .235, which is 15th in the league. However, they do have the 5th most home runs in the league.

Jo Adell and Taylor Ward are tied for the team lead in home runs, with 11 apiece. However, Adell is batting just .194 for the season and has gone just 2/23 in his last eight games. Taylor Ward comes into the game with a batting average of .254 and is on a three-game hitting streak. Mike Trout is also struggling in terms of batting average, hitting just .220 for the season.

Astros vs Angels Prediction

Our prediction for this Astros vs. Angels matchup is to take the Angels on the money line at +133. We have the Angels winning this one by a score of 5-4. If you’re looking for a parlay, you could also take the over/under, and we would go with the over at 8.5.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Tyler Anderson has a better chance of picking up a win than Hunter Brown. However, our projections have Anderson finishing with just three strikeouts, which is second-worst among starters today. As for Brown, we have him finishing with six K’s, which is eighth best.

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