Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels: 4/9/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels: 4/9/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Angels (0-2) vs Houston Astros (2-0)

Game Info: Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 9:07 pm (Angel Stadium of Anaheim)

Noah Syndergaard (0-0) (0.00) vs Justin Verlander (0-0) (0.00)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Angels +110 / Houston Astros -147 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Houston Astros will visit the Los Angeles Angels in a third game matchup in this MLB matchup from Angel Stadium on Sunday night. The weather is expected to be clear with no rain in the forecast. 

Peña connected for the first time while parents Gerónimo and Carmen Cecilia were being interviewed on the broadcast, a moment made for highlight reels while Houston thumped the Los Angeles Angels 13-6 Friday night. The Astros also won game one.

Houston went 95-67 overall and 44-37 on the road last season. The Astros slugged .444 with a .339 on-base percentage as a team in the 2021 season.

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Justin Verlander is slated to be the starter for this one, right handed. Last season he averaged a ERA of 3, a 0.67 Whip and 7 strikes. He is healthy and ready to go this season.

Los Angeles went 77-85 overall and 39-42 at home a season ago. The Angels pitching staff had a collective 4.69 ERA last season while averaging 9.2 strikeouts and 3.8 walks per nine innings.

Jared Walsh had three hits and drove in two for the Angels.

Noah Syndergaard is slated to be the starter for this one, right handed. Last season he averaged a ERA of 9, a 1.50 Whip and 62 strikes.

The Astros are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. American League West and are 5-1 in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400. The Angels are 5-13 in their last 18 overall and are 5-13 in their last 18 games on grass. The Angels are 6-17 in their last 23 vs. American League West and are 2-8 in their last 10 games as a home underdog.

The Houston Astros are 45-20 in the last 65 meetings and are 36-17 in the last 53 meetings in Los Angeles. The under is 4-1 in Astros last 5 games following a win.

The Houston Astros should be able to complete the sweep in this one. They have superior pitching if Verlander proves to be healthy. The Astros batting lineup should be able to take advantage here. 

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