LA Angels vs Houston Astros Prediction MLB Picks 5/21/24

Houston Astros (21-26) vs LA Angels (18-29)

Game Info: Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)

Cristian Javier (3-1) (3.23) vs Griffin Canning (2-4) (5.21)

Betting Odds: Houston Astros -210 / LA Angels +190 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article, we will formulate a LA Angels vs Houston Astros Prediction for this MLB Game on Tuesday, May 21st at Minute Maid Park. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Angels recent form and recent player performance 

-The Astros recent form and recent play performance

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Los Angeles

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Houston

-Recent betting trends in games played between Los Angeles and Houston

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Angels and Astros.

Angels Dominated on Monday

The Angels faced off against Houston on Monday and they scored nine runs on the way to the victory. Nolan Schanuel had a strong game hitting a home run and driving in three RBIs. Logan O’Hoppe also hit a home run and drove in three RBIs. The Angels are averaging 4.32 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.96 runs per game. The offense is ranked 17th in the league while the pitching is ranked 28th. They are averaging 8.32 hits per game which is 13th.

Trout Still Out for Angels 

Mike Trout is still dealing with a knee injury and he’s going to be out for a while. Getting the start for the Angels will be Griffin Canning who sits with a 2-4 record and an ERA of 5.21. Over his last two starts he has gone 11.2 innings giving up eight hits and one run. In his last start against the St. Louis Cardinals, he went six innings giving up five hits and one run. 

Why Angels Will Win 

  • The Angels have won five of their last six games as road underdogs.
  • The Astros have lost four of their last five games as favorites against AL West opponents following a loss.
  • The Astros have failed to cover the run line in each of their last 10 Tuesday night games.
  • The Angels have covered the run line in each of their last six games.
  • The Astros have trailed after 3 innings in 16 of their last 24 games as favorites against AL West opponents.
  • The Angels have led after 5 innings in each of their last five night games against American League opponents.

Astros Pitching Let Them Down

The Astros scored seven runs on Monday but it wasn’t enough as the pitching gave up nine runs. Reid Detmers went four innings giving up eight hits and six earned runs. The Astros are averaging 4.59 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.72 runs per game. The offense is ranked 11th while the pitching is ranked 22nd. They have a run differential of -0.129 which is 17th in the league. They do have a team batting average of .265 which is 1st in the league but they haven’t had enough runs cross the plate. Kyle Tucker has hit 15 home runs and driven in 33 RBIs. Getting the start for the Astros will be Cristian Javier who sits with a 3-1 record and an ERA of 3.23. In his last start against the Oakland Athletics, he went six innings giving up two hits and zero runs. 

Why Astros Will Win

  • The Angels have lost 14 of their last 15 games against American League opponents following a road win.
  • The Astros have won each of their last nine games as home favorites against the Angels following a home loss.
  • The Astros have covered the run line in each of their last nine games as home favorites against the Angels following a home loss.
  • The Angels have failed to cover the run line in eight of their last nine games as road underdogs against the Astros following a road win.
  • The Astros have led after 3 innings in each of their last seven games against opponents that held a losing record.

LA Angels vs Houston Astros Prediction

This game is going to be a pitchers' duel. The Astros send Cristian Javier to the mound and in his last start he gave up zero runs. The Angels send Griffin Canning to the mound, and in his last start he gave up only one run. Both of these offenses are going to have some major issues getting going, and that is going to be the difference as this game is going to be lower scoring. Back the under. 

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

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