Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 4/19/2022

by | Apr 19, 2022

The Houston Astros (6-4) will look to Yordan Alvarez, who is coming off a two-homer game, to lead them in a matchup with the Los Angeles Angels (6-4) Tuesday at 8:10 PM ET. The Astros are -155 favorites for the contest, according to bookmakers. Houston’s Framber Valdez and Los Angeles’ Patrick Sandoval have been named the starters for this 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 -155 +133 8.5 -105 -115 -1.5 +133 -155

Computer Predictions for Astros vs. Angels

Our computer pick: Los Angeles Angels (+133) and Over (8.5)

Astros vs. Angels Game Info

  • Houston Astros probable starting pitcher: Framber Valdez
  • Los Angeles Angels probable starting pitcher: Patrick Sandoval
  • Game Day: Tuesday, April 19, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Stadium: Minute Maid Park

Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels Pitching Matchup

Valdez Sandoval
2 GS 1
1-0 W-L 0-0
0.93 ERA 0.00
9.2 IP 4.0
6 BB 3
9 SO 6

Astros Starter Framber Valdez

  • The Astros will look to Valdez (1-0) in his third start this season.
  • His most recent appearance was on Wednesday against the Arizona Diamondbacks, when the left-hander went three innings, surrendering one earned run while allowing two hits.
  • He has a .93 ERA and 8.4 strikeouts per nine innings while opponents are batting .125 against him over his two games this season.
  • He will face an Angels offense that ranks seventh in the league with 47 runs while batting .242 as a unit. It has a collective .420 slugging percentage (sixth in MLB action) and has hit a total of 14 home runs (second in MLB).

Angels Starter Patrick Sandoval

  • Sandoval will get the start for the Angels, his second of the season.
  • The left-hander last pitched on Tuesday, when he threw four innings against the Miami Marlins, giving up no earned runs.
  • He has pitched in one games this season with an ERA of .00, a batting average against of .200 and 13.5 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • The Astros are batting .216 this season, 22nd in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .386 (12th in the league) with 13 home runs.

Astros Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Astros have won four of the seven games they’ve played as favorites this season.
  • Houston has played as a favorite of -155 or more once this season and lost that game.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 60.8% chance of a victory for the Astros.
  • Houston and its opponents have gone over the total this season in four of their 10 opportunities.
  • The Astros have an ATS record of 5-5-0 in 10 games with a spread this season.

Angels Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Angels have were defeated in both of the match ups they have played as underdogs this season.
  • This is the worst odds of a win that sportsbooks have given Los Angeles this season with a +133 moneyline set for this game.
  • The Angels have an implied victory probability of 42.9% according to the moneyline set by oddsmakers for this matchup.
  • Los Angeles and their opponents have gone over in four of their 10 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season.
  • The Angels have posted a record of 5-5-0 against the spread this season.

Astros Leaders & Batting Stats

  • The Astros RBI leader this season is Alex Bregman, who has driven in seven runs while hitting .265 with two home runs.
  • Among all hitters in MLB, Bregman’s home run total places him 21st, and his RBI tally puts him 23rd.
  • Alvarez has put his power on display as he leads his team with three home runs.
  • Jeremy Pena has put up a team-high batting average of .344.
  • Michael Brantley is batting .289 with two doubles, a home run and three walks.
Alex Bregman 10 .265 .366 .471 2 7 9
Yordan Alvarez 5 .263 .364 .789 3 6 5
Jeremy Pena 9 .344 .389 .594 1 3 11
Michael Brantley 9 .289 .341 .421 1 5 11
Kyle Tucker 10 .114 .244 .286 2 4 4

Angels Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Shohei Ohtani paces the Angels in home runs (three) and runs batted in (seven).
  • In all of the big leagues, Ohtani ranks seventh in homers and 23rd in RBI.
  • Ohtani carries a three-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .318 with three home runs, a walk and seven RBI.
  • Mike Trout is hitting .269 with three doubles, a home run and five walks.
  • Trout is 66th in home runs and 179th in RBI among all hitters in MLB.
  • Brandon Marsh is hitting .227 with two doubles, a home run and three walks.
  • Jared Walsh paces the Angels with a team-high batting average of .323.
Shohei Ohtani 10 .233 .250 .465 3 7 10
Mike Trout 8 .269 .406 .500 1 2 7
Brandon Marsh 8 .227 .333 .455 1 6 5
Jared Walsh 9 .323 .344 .516 2 6 10
Jack Mayfield 6 .333 .391 .619 1 2 7

Betting Tips for Astros vs. Angels

After digging through all of the key trends and stats for this matchup, our best bet is the Angels on the moneyline at +133. Our computer picks see the scoring going over the total of 8.5 runs.

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