LA Angels vs Houston Astros Prediction MLB Picks 5/22/24

Houston Astros (21-27) vs LA Angels (19-29)

Game Info: Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 2:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)

Hunter Brown (1-4) (7.71) vs Tyler Anderson (4-4) (2.72)

Betting Odds: Houston Astros -172 / LA Angels +146 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Los Angeles Angels and the Houston Astros meet Wednesday in MLB action from Minute Maid Park. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a LA Angels vs Houston Astros Prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The Los Angeles Angels will send out Tyler Anderson here and Anderson is 4-4 with a 2.72 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. In his last five starts against the Astros, Anderson is 0-1 with a 7.15 ERA and 21 strikeouts. Hunter Brown will get the start here and Brown is 1-4 with a 7.71 ERA and 41 strikeouts this season. This will be Brown’s second career start against the Angels.

Los Angeles Angels Recap

The Los Angeles Angels will try to win the rubber match of the series after a 6-5 loss to the Astros in Tuesday’s clash. The loss puts the Angels in jeopardy of not being able to build on their series victory over the Texas Rangers this past weekend.

Angels Starting To Warm Up At The Plate

Taylor Ward leads the Angels with 52 hits along with 10 home runs and a team-high 29 RBIs. Mike Trout also has 10 home runs along with a pair of triples and 6 stolen bases, but remains out indefinitely with injury while Zach Neto has a team-high 47 strikeouts, 11 doubles and 6 stolen bases. Luis Rengifo also has a team-high 12 stolen bases while Jo Adell has 9 home runs, 22 RBIs and 8 stolen bases as well.

Why the Los Angeles Angels will win

  • The Angels have won four of their last five games as road underdogs against American League opponents following a loss.
  • The Astros have lost four of their last five games as favorites against the Angels following a win.
  • The Angels have covered the run line in each of their last seven games.
  • The Astros have failed to cover the run line in seven of their last eight games after playing the previous day following an extra innings win.
  • The Angels have led after 3 innings in each of their last five Wednesday day games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • The Angels have led after 5 innings in six of their last seven games as underdogs against American League opponents.

Houston Astros Recap

The Houston Astros come into this one looking to build on their win over the Halos from Tuesday’s matchup. The win would give the Astros a chance to keep their series win streak alive after knocking off the Brewers, A’s and Tigers in the last couple of weeks.

Astros Continue Rolling At The Plate

Jose Altuve has 59 hits and a .296 batting average with 9 home runs, 18 RBIs and 10 doubles while Kyle Tucker has a team-high 17 homers with 11 doubles and 36 RBIs. Yordan Alvarez also has 9 homers with 21 RBIs while Tucker has the Astros’ team lead with 9 stolen bases so far this season. Jeremy Pena also has a team-high 62 hits as well this season.

Why the Houston Astros will win

  • The Astros have won each of their last nine Wednesday games against teams that held a losing record.
  • The Angels have lost nine of their last 10 day games against American League opponents.
  • The Astros have covered the run line in eight of their last nine day games following a win.
  • The Angels have failed to cover the run line in eight of their last 10 day games following an extra innings loss.

LA Angels vs Houston Astros Prediction

I’m on the over here. I just think this game is bred to be a high-scoring affair. Anderson’s pitching a bit above his pay grade and the Astros have been one of the better teams against lefties in baseball going back to last season and the Astros have a documented history of getting to Anderson. On the other side, Hunter Brown stinks, and the Angels offense has actually looked quite improved in recent weeks. I’ll side with the over in this one.

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

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