Astros vs Angels Prediction - MLB Picks 5/8/23

Los Angeles Angels (19-16) vs Houston Astros (17-17)

Game Info: Monday, May 8, 2023 at 9:38 pm (Angel Stadium of Anaheim)

Patrick Sandoval (3-1) (2.93) vs Hunter Brown (3-1) (2.60)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Angels +105 / Houston Astros -115 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Angels face off on Monday in an MLB showdown at Angel Stadium. 

Astros Betting Preview

The Astros sit with a 17-17 record overall and on Sunday the offense really struggled scoring only one run. Kyle Tucker finished with one hit and one RBI. The Astros offense is averaging 4.38 runs while their pitching is giving up 3.79 runs per game. The pitching is ranked 5th best and they need the pitching needs to be good here. On the mound for the Astros will be Hunter Brown who sits with a 3-1 record and an ERA of 2.60. In his last start against the San Francisco Giants he went 4.1 innings giving up four hits and two runs. 

Angels Betting Preview

The Angels sit with a 19-16 record overall but on Sunday they struggled. The pitching gave up 16 runs and that led to the defeat. Anthony Rendon was the best player for the Angels finishing with two hits and four RBIs. The Angels are averaging 5.26 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.9 runs per game. On the mound for the Angels will be Patrick Sandoval who sits with a 3-1 record and an ERA of 2.93. In his last start against the Cardinals he went five innings giving up three hits and one run. 

Astros vs Angels Trends

Angels are 4-0 in Sandovals last 4 starts after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game. Astros are 4-0 in Browns last 4 road starts. Astros are 4-0 in Browns last 4 starts vs. a team with a winning record. Angels are 1-8 in Sandovals last 9 starts as a home underdog. Angels are 1-4 in their last 5 when their opponent scores 2 runs or less in their previous game. Angels are 1-4 in Sandovals last 5 Monday starts.

Shane’s Free Pick

Both offenses are going to really struggle here, and that is going to be the difference here. Sandoval sits with an ERA of 2.93 and he’s going to shutdown the Astros offense. The Angels are going to struggle against Hunter Brown and that is going to be the difference here. Back the under to cash. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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