Astros vs Angels Prediction - MLB Picks 5/9/23

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

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

Shohei Ohtani (4-0) (2.54) vs Framber Valdez (2-4) (2.60)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Angels -141 / Houston Astros +110 --- Over/Under: 7 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Angels face off on Tuesday in an MLB showdown at Angel Stadium. On Monday it was the Angels that were able to secure the 6-4 victory. 

Astros Betting Preview

The Astros start to the season has been disappointing and they come into this game with a 17-18 record overall. On Monday the pitching gave up 11 hits and that led to the defeat. Houston is averaging 4.38 runs while their defense is giving up 3.79 runs per game. The offense is ranked 16th while the pitching is ranked 5th. Yordan Alvarez has hit seven home runs and driven in 32 RBIs.  On the mound for the Astros will be Framber Valdez who sits with a 2-4 record and an ERA of 2.60. In his last start he gave up five hits and two runs. 

Angels Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is the Angels who sit with a 20-16 record overall and they had lost two games in a row before winning on Monday. On Monday Shohei Ohtani finished with two hits and added two RBIs. The Angels are averaging 5.26 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.91 runs per game. On the mound for the Angels will be Shohei Ohtani who sits with a 4-0 record and an ERA of 2.54. The Angels are going to need Ohtani to be lights out here. 

Astros vs Angels Trends

Angels are 7-0 in Ohtanis last 7 starts during game 2 of a series. Astros are 7-0 in Valdezs last 7 road starts vs. a team with a winning record. Angels are 6-0 in Ohtanis last 6 starts on grass. Astros are 1-4 in their last 5 games on grass.

Shane’s Free Pick

Ohtani is going to lockdown here and that is going ot be the difference here. The Astros offense has been inconsistent, and it’s not going to get any better here. The Astros are going to finish with only three or four runs here, and that is going to be the difference as the Angels get the job done. Back the Angels on the money line. 

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

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