Astros vs. Angels Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Monday, May 8, 2023

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Astros vs. Angels Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Monday, May 8, 2023

MLB Predictions

A losing streak will come to an end Monday when the Houston Astros (17-17), losers of two straight, take on the Los Angeles Angels (19-16). The Angels are hoping to avoid their second loss in a row. The Astros are -129 favorites to snap out of their slide when the teams hit the field at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, with first pitch at 9:38 PM ET on BSW.

Hunter Brown starts for Houston while Patrick Sandoval is Los Angeles’ starter for the contest.

Astros vs. Angels Odds

  • Astros odds to win: -129
  • Angels odds to win: +109
  • Spread: Astros -1.5
  • Total: 9 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Monday, May 8, 2023
  • Time: 9:38 PM ET
  • TV: BSW

Who Will Win Astros vs. Angels?

Astros and Angels Betting Trends

The Astros have won 40.9% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (9-13).

In games it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -129 or shorter, Houston has a record of 8-11 (42.1%).

The Angels have been underdogs in 11 games this season and won five (45.5%) of those contests.

This season, Los Angeles has won four of its nine games, or 44.4%, when it’s the underdog by at least +109 on the moneyline.

The Astros have played in 34 games with an over/under set, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total 18 times (18-15-1).

The Angels and their opponents have gone over the total this season in 17 of their 35 opportunities.

Astros Stats & Insights

The Astros rank 18th in runs scored with 149, 4.4 per game.

Houston averages 0.9 home runs per game to rank 24th in MLB action with 30 total home runs .

The Astros are 20th in MLB with a .239 batting average.

Houston strikes out 8.2 times per game, the sixth-fewest average in the majors.

The Astros pitching staff is third in MLB with a collective 9.6 strikeouts per nine innings.

Houston has the third-ranked team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (3.32).

Angels Stats & Insights

The Angels are among the highest scoring teams in the majors, ranking seventh with 184 total runs this season.

Los Angeles’ 47 home runs rank fifth in Major League Baseball.

The Angels rank eighth in MLB with a .260 team batting average.

Los Angeles is one of the best teams in baseball at making contact this season, ranking eighth with an average of 8.1 strikeouts per game.

The Angels have a 9.1 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, 10th-best in baseball.

Los Angeles pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.29 ERA this year, which ranks 15th in MLB.

Astros Key Players to Watch

Brown (3-1) gets the starting nod for the Astros in his seventh start of the season. He’s put together a 2.60 ERA in 34 2/3 innings pitched, with 36 strikeouts.

Kyle Tucker has been key for Houston with six home runs, 24 RBI and a batting average of .280 this season.

Yordan Alvarez leads Houston in home runs (seven) and runs batted in (31) this season while batting .275.

Alex Bregman is slashing .195/.322/.320 this season for the Astros.

Jeremy Pena has 33 hits and an OBP of .294 to go with a slugging percentage of .448 this season.

Angels Key Players to Watch

The Angels will send Sandoval (3-1) to the mound for his seventh start this season.

Shohei Ohtani has five doubles, a triple, seven home runs and 16 walks while batting .295.

Mike Trout has put his power on display as he paces his team with eight home runs.

Hunter Renfroe paces the Angels with eight home runs and 23 runs batted in.

Anthony Rendon is hitting .291 with three doubles, a home run and 18 walks.

Astros and Angels Injuries

Astros: Jose Altuve: 10 Day IL (Thumb), Michael Brantley: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Jose Urquidy: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Luis Garcia: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Lance McCullers Jr.: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Parker Mushinski: 15 Day IL (Spine)

Angels: Max Stassi: 10 Day IL (Hip ), Jared Walsh: 10 Day IL (Headaches), José Suarez: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Austin Warren: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Aaron Loup: 15 Day IL (Hamstring), José Quijada: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Logan O’Hoppe: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Chris Rodriguez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jose Marte: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Davis Daniel: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

Astros vs. Angels Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Astros 5, Angels 4
  • Total Prediction: Under 9 runs
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