Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 4/20/2022

by | Apr 20, 2022

The Los Angeles Angels (7-4) and the Houston Astros (6-5) meet in the rubber match of a three-game series on Wednesday at 6:40 PM ET. The Angels are -135 favorites on the moneyline to win the series over the Astros (+115). Los Angeles’ Shohei Ohtani and Houston’s Jake Odorizzi have been named the starters for this contest.

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

Angels vs Astros Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Angels -135 +115 8.5 -113 -106 -1.5 +128 -152

Computer Predictions for Angels vs. Astros

Our computer pick: Houston Astros (+115) and Over (8.5)

Angels vs. Astros Game Info

  • Los Angeles Angels probable starting pitcher: Shohei Ohtani
  • Houston Astros probable starting pitcher: Jake Odorizzi
  • Game Day: Wednesday, April 20, 2022
  • Game Time: 6:40 PM ET
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Stadium: Minute Maid Park

Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros Pitching Matchup

Ohtani Odorizzi
0 GS 2
0-1 W-L 0-1
1.93 ERA 6.48
4.2 IP 8.1
1 BB 3
9 SO 3

Angels Starter Shohei Ohtani

  • Ohtani makes his first start of the season for the Angels.
  • The 27-year-old right-hander came out of the bullpen in his last outing this season, his only action so far.
  • Opposing hitters have compiled a batting average of just .222 against him this season. He has a 1.93 ERA and 17.4 strikeouts per nine innings over his one games.
  • The Astros have MLB’s 18th-ranked scoring offense (41 total runs) and have put up a .213 batting average as a team while hitting 14 home runs (third in the league) this season.

Astros Starter Jake Odorizzi

  • Odorizzi will take to the mound for the Astros, his third start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Saturday against the Seattle Mariners, throwing 4 1/3 innings and giving up four earned runs.
  • He has an ERA of 6.48, a batting average against of .378 and 3.2 strikeouts per nine innings in two games this season.
  • The Angels rank fourth in MLB with 54 runs scored this season. They have a .253 batting average this campaign with 14 home runs (third in the league).
  • The right-hander has allowed the Angels to go 6-for-18 with a double and two RBI in four innings this season.

Angels Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Angels have won six of the eight games they’ve played as favorites this season.
  • Los Angeles has played as a favorite of -135 or more once this season and won that game.
  • The bookmakers’ moneyline implies a 57.4% chance of a victory for the Angels.
  • Los Angeles and its opponents have gone over the total this season in five of their 11 opportunities.
  • The Angels have an ATS record of 6-5-0 in 11 games with a spread this season.

Astros Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Astros have been victorious in two of the three contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season.
  • This is the worst odds of a win that sportsbooks have given Houston this season with a +115 moneyline set for this game.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Astros have a 46.5% chance of walking away with the win.
  • Houston and their opponents have hit the over in five of their 11 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season.
  • The Astros are 5-6-0 against the spread in their 11 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.

Angels Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Ohtani has homered three times this season, the highest mark on the Angels, while hitting .213 with seven RBI.
  • Among all MLB hitters, Ohtani is 111th in batting average, 148th in on-base percentage, and 71st in slugging.
  • Ohtani has collected a hit in three games in a row. During his last five outings he is hitting .273 with three home runs, two walks and seven RBI.
  • Brandon Marsh has capitalized on opportunities as he leads his team with eight RBI.
  • Mike Trout is hitting .269 with three doubles, a home run and five walks.
  • Jack Mayfield is hitting .360 with a double, a triple, a home run and two walks.
  • Mayfield takes a three-game streak with at least one hit into this one. In his last five games he is hitting .316 with a triple, two walks and two RBI.
Shohei Ohtani 11 .213 .245 .426 3 7 10
Brandon Marsh 9 .250 .355 .458 1 8 6
Mike Trout 8 .269 .406 .500 1 2 7
Jack Mayfield 7 .360 .429 .600 1 3 9
Jared Walsh 9 .323 .344 .516 2 6 10

Astros Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Alex Bregman has driven in a team-best eight runs batted in.
  • Among all batters in the big leagues, Bregman is 26th in homers and 18th in RBI.
  • Jeremy Pena is batting .333 to lead the lineup.
  • Pena is currently 26th in home runs and 97th in RBI in the big leagues.
  • Yordan Alvarez leads the Astros with three long balls.
  • Michael Brantley is batting .293 with two doubles, a home run and four walks.
Alex Bregman 11 .263 .356 .474 2 8 10
Jeremy Pena 10 .333 .375 .639 2 4 12
Yordan Alvarez 6 .227 .346 .682 3 6 5
Michael Brantley 10 .293 .356 .415 1 5 12
Kyle Tucker 11 .103 .222 .256 2 4 4

Betting Tips for Angels vs. Astros

After digging through all of the key statistics and trends for this matchup, our best bet is the Astros on the moneyline at +115. Our computer prediction sees the scoring going over the total of 8.5 runs.

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