Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 4/18/2022

by | Apr 18, 2022

The Los Angeles Angels (6-3) will vie for their fourth straight victory when they visit the Houston Astros (5-4) on Monday at 8:10 PM ET. The Astros are listed as -158 favorites to stop the streak, while the Angels are +136 underdogs to keep their momentum. Luis Garcia starts for Houston while Michael Lorenzen 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 -158 +136 9 -110 -110 -1.5 +125 -146

Computer Predictions for Astros vs. Angels

Our computer pick: Los Angeles Angels (+136) and Over (9)

Astros vs. Angels Game Info

  • Houston Astros probable starting pitcher: Luis Garcia
  • Los Angeles Angels probable starting pitcher: Michael Lorenzen
  • Game Day: Monday, April 18, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Stadium: Minute Maid Park

Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels Pitching Matchup

Garcia Lorenzen
1 GS 1
0-0 W-L 1-0
0.00 ERA 1.50
4.0 IP 6.0
2 BB 0
1 SO 7

Astros Starter Luis Garcia

  • Garcia (0-0) starts for the Astros, his second this season.
  • The righty last appeared on Wednesday against the Arizona Diamondbacks, when he tossed four scoreless innings while giving up two hits.
  • He has a .00 ERA and 2.3 strikeouts per nine innings while opponents are batting .143 against him over his one appearances this season.
  • He meets an Angels offense that ranks sixth in the league with 44 runs while batting .247 as a unit. It has a collective .428 slugging percentage (sixth in MLB play) and has hit a total of 13 home runs (second in MLB).

Angels Starter Michael Lorenzen

  • Lorenzen heads to the mound for the Angels to make his second start of the season, seeking his second win.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Tuesday against the Miami Marlins, throwing six innings and giving up one earned run.
  • He has pitched to a 1.50 ERA this season with 10.5 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 0.0 walks per nine across one games.
  • The Astros are batting .209 this season, 25th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .374 (18th in the league) with 11 home runs.

Astros Betting Picks & Insights

  • Last season, the Astros were favored 143 times and won 87, or 60.8%, of those games.
  • Houston was 54-30 last season when entering a game favored by -158 or more on the moneyline.
  • The oddsmakers’ moneyline implies a 61.2% chance of a victory for the Astros.
  • Houston’s games went over the total in 93 of their 175 chances last season.
  • In 130 games with a spread last season, the Astros were 67-63-0 ATS.

Angels Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Angels were chosen as underdogs in 88 games last year and walked away with the win 39 times (44.3%) in those games.
  • Los Angeles had a mark of 17-22 in contests where bookmakers set them as +136 or longer on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Angels have a 42.4% chance of walking away with the win.
  • Los Angeles and its opponents went over in 85 of their 158 games with a total set by sportsbooks last season.
  • The Angels had an against the spread mark of 51-64-0 in 115 games with a line last season.

Astros Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Alex Bregman is the Astros best power option, crushing two round-trippers this season in addition to accumulating seven RBI, both team highs.
  • Among all hitters in baseball, Bregman is 20th in home runs and 20th in RBI.
  • Jeremy Pena is batting .345 to lead his team.
  • Pena ranks 62nd in homers and 168th in RBI in the major leagues.
  • Michael Brantley is batting .273 with two doubles, a home run and three walks.
  • Jose Siri is hitting .333 with a double, a home run and two walks.
  • Siri has recorded at least one hit in three straight games. During his last five outings he is batting .286 with a double, a home run, two walks and two RBI.
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
Yuli Gurriel 143 .319 .383 .462 15 81 169
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 had a .277 batting average with 147 hits.
  • Matt Duffy hit .287 last season with 12 doubles, five home runs and 25 walks.
  • Anthony Rendon hit .240 with 13 doubles, six home runs and 29 walks.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Shohei Ohtani 9 .225 .225 .475 3 7 9
Jared Walsh 8 .370 .393 .593 2 6 10
Mike Trout 8 .269 .406 .500 1 2 7
Brandon Marsh 7 .222 .348 .444 1 6 4
Jack Mayfield 5 .333 .368 .667 1 2 6

Betting Tips for Astros vs. Angels

Our best bet is the Angels on the moneyline at +136 after looking at all of the key trends and statistics for this matchup. Our computer projects the scoring will over the total of 9 runs.

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