Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels MLB Betting Tips and Best Bets

by | Apr 9, 2022

Following a two-homer game last time out, Kyle Tucker leads the Houston Astros (2-0) into action as -125 favorites against the Los Angeles Angels (0-2). First pitch from Angel Stadium at 9:07 PM ET on Saturday. Justin Verlander starts for Houston while Noah Syndergaard is Los Angeles’ starter for the contest.

Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels: Predictions, Betting Odds, Spread, Line

Astros vs Angels Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Astros -125 +105 8.5 -112 -108 -1.5 +133 -157

Computer Predictions for Astros vs. Angels

Our computer pick: Los Angeles Angels (+105) and Over (8.5)

Astros vs. Angels Game Info

  • Houston Astros probable starting pitcher: Justin Verlander
  • Los Angeles Angels probable starting pitcher: Noah Syndergaard
  • Game Day: Saturday, April 9, 2022
  • Game Time: 9:07 PM ET
  • Location: Anaheim, California
  • Stadium: Angel Stadium

Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels Pitching Matchup

Verlander Syndergaard
0 GS 2
0-0 W-L 0-1
ERA 9.00
0 IP 2.0
0 BB 0
0 SO 2

Astros Starter Justin Verlander

  • Verlander takes the mound for his first start of the season for the Astros.
  • The 39-year-old right-hander makes his season debut and his first appearance in more than a year.

Angels Starter Noah Syndergaard

  • The Angels will send Syndergaard to the mound for his first start this season.
  • The last time the righty took the mound was on Sunday, Oct. 3 last season, when he pitched one inning in a matchup with the Atlanta Braves.
  • He finished last season with a 9.00 ERA and a 1.500 WHIP while earning a 0-1 record.

Astros Betting Picks & Insights

  • Last season, the Astros won 87 out of the 143 games, or 60.8%, in which they were favored.
  • Houston was 77-43 last season when entering a game favored by -125 or more on the moneyline.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Astros have a 55.6% chance to win.
  • Houston and its opponents went over the total last season in 93 of their 175 opportunities.
  • The Astros were 67-63-0 against the spread in their 130 chances last season.

Angels Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Angels were underdogs in 88 games last season and came away with the win 39 times (44.3%) in those contests.
  • Los Angeles had a mark of 32-41 in contests where sportsbooks set them as +105 or longer on the moneyline.
  • The Angels have an implied victory probability of 48.8% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
  • Los Angeles and its opponents went over the total last season in 85 of their 158 opportunities.
  • The Angels had an against the spread record of 51-64-0 in 115 games with a line last season.

Astros Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Jose Altuve hit .278 a season ago with 32 doubles, a triple, 31 home runs and 66 walks.
  • Tucker hit .294 with 37 doubles, three triples, 30 home runs and 53 walks.
  • Yordan Alvarez racked up 33 home runs and had 104 runs batted in last season.
  • Michael Brantley had 29 doubles, three triples, eight home runs and 33 walks while hitting .311.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Jose Altuve 146 .278 .350 .489 31 83 167
Kyle Tucker 140 .294 .359 .557 30 92 149
Yordan Alvarez 144 .277 .346 .531 33 104 149
Michael Brantley 121 .311 .362 .437 8 47 146
Alex Bregman 91 .270 .355 .422 12 55 94

Angels Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Shohei Ohtani racked up 46 home runs and had 100 runs batted in last season.
  • Jared Walsh hit .277 a season ago with 147 hits.
  • David Fletcher hit .262 last season with 27 doubles, three triples, two home runs and 31 walks.
  • Matt Duffy had 12 doubles, five home runs and 25 walks while hitting .287.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Shohei Ohtani 158 .257 .372 .592 46 100 138
Jared Walsh 144 .277 .340 .509 29 98 147
Max Stassi 87 .241 .326 .426 13 35 68
Jack Mayfield 87 .218 .272 .387 10 39 58
Mike Trout 36 .333 .466 .624 8 18 39

Betting Tips for Astros vs. Angels

Our best bet is the Angels on the moneyline at +105 after looking at all of the key stats and trends for this matchup. Our computer predicts the scoring will over the total of 8.5 runs.

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