Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels 5/8/2023 – The Houston Astros will be locking horns with the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium on Monday night for the first game of a three-game series between these two teams. The Houston Astros are an even 17-17 on the season after losing to the Mariners last time out. The Los Angeles Angels were paired with the Rangers before this and are 19-16 on the scoreboard as of now. The Houston Astros will be winning the opener of this series according to the most recent baseball betting stats.
Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels 5/8/2023
|When:||Monday, May 8, 9:38 PM EDT|
|Where:||Angel Stadium Anaheim, California|
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— Houston Astros (@astros) May 7, 2023
The Houston Astros played the Seattle Mariners before coming here and won the first game 6-4, but lost the second game with a final score of 7-5. In the third game, the Astros lost 3-1 with starter Brandon Bielak throwing for 4.2 innings, giving up two walks along with ten hits. On the mound for this game, the Astros will be tossing the ball to Hunter Brown who is 3-1 this season with a 2.60 ERA.
Players to watch: Jose Abreu 1B (GP 34, AB 134, R 9, H 30, 2B 5, 3B 0, HR 0, RBI 13, TB 35, BB 8, SO 32, SB 0, AVG 0.224, OBP 0.273, SLG 0.261, OPS 0.534, WAR -0.8, Jeremy Pena SS (GP 34, AB 134, R 22, H 33, 2B 9, 3B 0, HR 6, RBI 18, TB 60, BB 5, SO 37, SB 6, AVG 0.246, OBP 0.294, SLG 0.448, OPS 0.741, WAR 1.1
Los Angeles Angels
The Los Angeles Angels took on the Texas Rangers in the previous set and won in the first game with a final score of 5-4 and lost the second game with 10-1. In the third game, the Angels lost 16-8 with Jose Suarez throwing for 2.2 innings and giving up six hits along with a trio of walks. The Angels will be handing the ball to Patrick Sandoval for this game. Sandoval is 3-1 with a 2.93 ERA.
Players to watch: Hunter Renfroe RF (GP 33, AB 130, R 23, H 33, 2B 7, 3B 0, HR 8, RBI 23, TB 64, BB 11, SO 28, SB 0, AVG 0.254, OBP 0.308, SLG 0.492, OPS 0.8, WAR 0.3, Shohei Ohtani SP (GP 33, AB 129, R 21, H 38, 2B 5, 3B 1, HR 7, RBI 20, TB 66, BB 15, SO 27, SB 5, AVG 0.295, OBP 0.366, SLG 0.512, OPS 0.877, WAR 0.8
Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels Betting Numbers
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Houston’s last 11 games.
Houston are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
Houston are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games against LA Angels.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games against an opponent in the American League West Division.
Houston are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games on the road.
Houston are 13-5 SU in their last 18 games when playing on the road against LA Angels.
Los Angeles Angels
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels’ last 5 games.
LA Angels are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels’ last 7 games at home.
LA Angels are 5-13 SU in their last 18 games when playing at home against Houston.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels’ last 7 games against an opponent in the American League.
LA Angels are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games against an opponent in the American League West Division.
Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels Betting Picks
The Los Angeles Angels are banking on Sandoval to work his magic on the mound. But, the Astros seem better packed as a team and will be showing the Angels their prowess in this game. The Houston Astros will be winning this matchup as per the best MLB betting picks.
Score Prediction: Astros 4, Angels 2.