Angels vs. Astros Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Tuesday, May 9, 2023

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Angels vs. Astros Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, May 9, 2023

MLB Predictions

Led by Hunter Renfroe (two-game homer streak), the Los Angeles Angels (20-16) are favorites versus the Houston Astros (17-18) Tuesday at 9:38 PM ET. Oddsmakers have named the Angels as -141 favorites for the game, which airs on MLB Network.

Shohei Ohtani starts for Los Angeles while Framber Valdez is Houston’s starter for the contest.

Angels vs. Astros Odds

  • Angels odds to win: -141
  • Astros odds to win: +119
  • Spread: Angels -1.5
  • Total: 7.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2023
  • Time: 9:38 PM ET
  • TV: MLB Network

Who Will Win Angels vs. Astros?

Angels and Astros Betting Trends

The Angels have been the moneyline favorite 24 total times this season. They’ve finished 14-10 in those games.

Los Angeles has a 10-4 record (winning 71.4% of its games) when playing as moneyline favorites of -141 or shorter.

The Astros have won eight, or 66.7%, of the 12 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.

Houston has played as an underdog of +119 or more twice this season and split those games.

The Angels have had an over/under set by oddsmakers 36 times, and have combined with opponents to go over the total in 18 of those games (18-16-2).

So far this season, the Astros and their opponents have hit the over in 19 of their 35 games with a total.

Angels Stats & Insights

The Angels score the fifth-most runs in baseball (190 total, 5.3 per game).

Los Angeles is fifth in baseball with 48 home runs. They average 1.3 per game.

The Angels rank seventh in MLB with a .262 batting average.

Los Angeles strikes out 8 times per game, the eighth-fewest average in the majors.

The Angels pitching staff ranks 13th in the majors with a collective 8.9 strikeouts per nine innings.

Los Angeles has a 4.29 team ERA that ranks 15th across all MLB pitching staffs.

Astros Stats & Insights

The Astros have scored 153 runs (4.4 per game) this season, which ranks 15th in MLB.

Houston has hit 31 homers this season, which ranks 24th in the majors.

The Astros’ .238 batting average ranks 20th in the league this season.

Houston ranks seventh in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.1 Ks per contest.

The Astros strike out 9.5 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, fourth-best in MLB.

Houston pitchers have a combined ERA of 3.41 ERA this year, fourth-best in baseball.

Angels Key Players to Watch

The Angels are sending Ohtani (4-0) out for his fifth start of the season. He is 4-0 with a 2.54 ERA and 59 strikeouts through 39 2/3 innings pitched.

Ohtani has been key for Los Angeles with 40 hits, an OBP of .373 plus a slugging percentage of .526.

Renfroe leads Los Angeles in home runs (nine) and runs batted in (24) this season while batting .254.

Mike Trout has collected 38 base hits, an OBP of .382 and a slugging percentage of .542 this season.

Anthony Rendon is batting .295 with an OBP of .430 and a slugging percentage of .364 this season.

Astros Key Players to Watch

Valdez (2-4) will take to the mound for the Astros and make his eighth start of the season.

Kyle Tucker has four doubles, six home runs and 22 walks while batting .270.

Yordan Alvarez has hit seven home runs with 32 RBI. Both are team-highs.

Alex Bregman has four doubles, a triple, four home runs and 23 walks while hitting .205.

Jeremy Pena is batting .239 with nine doubles, six home runs and five walks.

Angels and Astros Injuries

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), Logan O’Hoppe: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), José Quijada: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Chris Rodriguez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jose Marte: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Davis Daniel: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Chad Wallach: 7 Day IL (Neck)

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 vs. Astros Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Angels 5, Astros 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 7.5 runs
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