Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels Matchup

At 10:07 PM ET, the Astros and Angels face off in an AL West matchup. This one is being played at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, and the Astros are the betting favorite on the money line, with their odds sitting at -156 compared to the Angels at +133.

The over/under line is currently at 8.5 runs, and BSW will be televising this game. Hunter Brown is starting for the Astros, and the Angels are going with Tyler Anderson. Houston is 3rd in the AL West, while the Angels are 5th, with an overall record of 24-39.

Houston vs. Los Angeles Matchup At A Glance

  • Teams: Astros at Angels
  • Where: Angel Stadium of Anaheim Anaheim
  • Date: Saturday, June 8th
  • Betting Odds HOU -156 | LAA +133 O/U 8.5

Astros vs Angels Last Game Recap

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 2nd inning. 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 but issued a season-high five walks. 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.

Astros Preview

Currently, the Astros are 29-35 overall and 3rd in the AL West, 6.5 games behind the Mariners. They have a 14-11 record in divisional games and are on a two-game winning streak. In their last 10 games, they are 5-5.

On the run line, Houston is 27-37 on the road and 7-6 as the underdog. Their games have had an average of 8.8 runs per game, and their O/U record for games with an 8.5 run line is 5-12. Heading into today's game, the Astros are on a two-game under streak.

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 1-5 with a 6.18 ERA. Brown's WHIP for the season is 1.57, and opponents are batting .270 off the right-hander. In his 12 appearances, he has turned in four quality starts and is averaging 9.76 strikeouts per nine innings. Brown's last outing came vs. the Twins, where he went six innings, giving up three earned runs, and finished with a no-decision. He has not lost in his last three outings.

Not only are the Astros the best team in the league at avoiding strikeouts, but they are also one of the best home run hitting teams in the league. Overall, they are 3rd in the league in home runs, and they have the 2nd ranked batting average in the league. As a team, they are averaging 4.4 runs per game, but that number jumps up to 4.8 runs per game when they are at home.

Yordan Alvarez and Kyle Tucker have been a great 1-2 punch for the Astros this season, as Tucker's 19 homers are the best mark in the league, and Alvarez's 12 homers are the 2nd best mark on the team and 9th best in the league. Over his last 10 games, Alvarez is hitting .410, and Alex Bregman has also been hot of late, going 14/35 in his last 9 games.

Angels Preview

When the Angels are underdogs, they have a 23-35 record, but as favorites, they are just 1-4. Overall, the Angels are 24-39 and sit in 5th place in the AL West, 11 games behind the Mariners. Their games have averaged 8.9 runs per game this season, and the under has hit in five consecutive games.

On the run line, the Angels have a 36-27 record, including 20-11 on the road. Their average run differential in wins is +3.5, while in losses, it is -3.6. The Angels' over/under record is 33-29, and the O/U line has been set at 8.5 runs for 41.3% of their games at home.

Left-hander Tyler Anderson gets the start for the Angels today as he faces the Astros at home. 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 1.13, and opponents are batting .192 off him this year. In his last outing, Anderson finished with a no-decision, going 6 2/3 innings and giving up one earned run on five hits. He has made eight quality starts this year and is averaging 5.92 strikeouts per nine innings. So far, he has allowed a total of nine home runs.

So far this season, the Angels offense is averaging 4 runs per game, which is only 22nd in the league. They have been even worse at home, averaging just 3.9 runs per game. As a team, the Angels are batting .235, and their on-base percentage of .297 is also near the bottom of 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, but both are looking to get things going at the plate. Adell is batting just .194 for the season and has gone 2/23 in his last eight games, while Ward is at .254 this season but is just 1/7 in his last seven games. Mike Trout is also looking to get things going, as he is batting just .220 for the season.

Astros vs. Angels Prediction: Angels ML +133

Our predicted final score for this Astros vs. Angels matchup is 5-4 in favor of the Angels. Given that the Angels are the underdogs at +133, this is a great payout for the Angels to pick up a win.

There are a couple of ways you could look to bet on this game. If you're looking for a player prop, we do have Hunter Brown finishing with six strikeouts, and he ranks eighth in terms of projected strikeouts among today's starters.

As for Tyler Anderson, he is predicted to finish with three strikeouts, which is the second-lowest among today's starters.

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