Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros 04/18/2022 – Two teams from the AL West will meet at the Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas on Monday night. The Los Angeles Angels will be facing the Houston Astros in the series opener. The Los Angeles Angels are presently 6-4 after their latest win against the Texas Rangers. The Houston Astros are hot at their heels with 5-4 after a victory over the Mariners. The Angels might try for a consecutive win, but the Astros are expected to win this game according to the latest expert baseball predictions.
Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros 04/18/2022
|When:||Monday, April 18, 8:10 PM ET|
|Where:||Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas|
Los Angeles Angels
In their last game, the Los Angeles Angels won 7-2 against the Texas Rangers. In the game before that, the Angels won 9-6 against the opponents. The attack is led by Jared Walsh who has an average of .355 this season and also has the team’s highest number of hits with 11. Walsh has an on-base percentage of .394. Shohei Ohtani is the highest scorer of homeruns for the Angels. Against the Astros, the Angels will send Michael Lorenzen to the mound. Lorenzen is 1-0 and has a 1.50 ERA this season.
Players to watch: S. Ohtani SP (GP 10, AB 44, R 9, H 10, 2B 2, 3B 0, HR 3, RBI 7, TB 21, BB 1, SO 15, SB 2, AVG 0.227, OBP 0.244, SLG 0.477, OPS 0.722, WAR 0), J. Walsh 1B (GP 9, AB 31, R 5, H 11, 2B 0, 3B 0, HR 2, RBI 6, TB 17, BB 2, SO 6, SB 0, AVG 0.355, OBP 0.394, SLG 0.548, OPS 0.942, WAR 0).
The Houston Astros are coming into this game after winning 4-0 against the Seattle Mariners. In the game before that, the Astros were abysmal and lost 11-1. The Astros are led by Jeremy Pena who has a batting average of .345 and also has the highest on-base percentage on the team with .375. Alex Bregman is the lead home run getter and has two in his game along with seven RBIs. Against the Angels, the Astros will toss the ball to Luis Garcia who is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA this season.
Players to watch: K. Tucker RF (GP 9, AB 33, R 2, H 4, 2B 0, 3B 0, HR 2, RBI 4, TB 10, BB 4, SO 7, SB 1, AVG 0.121, OBP 0.216, SLG 0.303, OPS 0.519, WAR 0), M. Brantley DH (GP 8, AB 33, R 3, H 9, 2B 2, 3B 0, HR 1, RBI 4, TB 14, BB 3, SO 6, SB 0, AVG 0.273, OBP 0.333, SLG 0.424, OPS 0.758, WAR 0).
Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros Betting Numbers
Los Angeles Angels
LA Angels are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
LA Angels are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games against Houston.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels’ last 6 games on the road.
LA Angels are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston.
LA Angels are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games against LA Angels.
Houston are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games at home.
Houston are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against LA Angels.
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Houston’s last 20 games against an opponent in the American League.
Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros Betting Picks
The Los Angeles Angels are up there on the scoreboard. But history has shown that the Astros have the upper hand in games against the Angels. They also have the home-ground advantage in this game and thus the Houston Astros are predicted by MLB odds today to win this one easily.
Score Prediction: Astros 6, Angels 3.