Houston Astros vs LA Angels Prediction MLB Picks 6/8/24

LA Angels (24-38) vs Houston Astros (28-35)

Game Info: Saturday, June 8, 2024 at 10:07 pm (Angel Stadium of Anaheim)

Tyler Anderson (5-5) (2.37) vs Hunter Brown (1-5) (6.18)

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

The Houston Astros and LA Angels meet Saturday in MLB game 2 action at Angel Stadium. Here’s a Houston Astros vs LA Angels Prediction.

Houston Astros Betting Preview

The Houston Astros are 29-35 on the year after wins over the Twins and Cardinals. The Houston Astros have scored 17 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 8 games. The Houston Astros have won 8 straight games when scoring 4 or more runs. Jose Altuve leads the Houston Astros with 74 hits and 21 RBI, while Jeremy Pena and Yordan Alvarez have combined for 144 hits and 54 RBI.

LA Angels Betting Preview

The LA Angels are 24-39 on the season after games against the Mariners and Padres. The LA Angels have scored 8 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 5 of their last 6 games. The LA Angels have lost 6 of their last 8 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Taylor Ward leads the LA Angels with 59 hits and 34 RBI, while Luis Rengifo and Zach Neto have combined for 105 hits and 41 RBI.

Houston Astros vs LA Angels Pitching Matchup

Hunter Brown gets the ball for the Houston Astros, and he is 1-5 with a 6.18 ERA and 60 strikeouts this season. Brown has allowed 9 hits and 4 runs in his last 12 innings. Brown has a 9.16 ERA and .368 allowed batting average in 18.2 road innings. Brown is 0-1 with a 5.23 ERA and 6 strikeouts in his career against the LA Angels.

Tyler Anderson gets the ball for the LA Angels, and he is 5-5 with a 2.37 ERA and 50 strikeouts this season. Anderson has allowed 9 hits and 2 runs in his last 11.2 innings. Anderson has a 2.48 ERA and .221 allowed batting average in 36.1 home innings. Anderson is 1-2 with a 6.17 ERA and 33 strikeouts in his career against the Houston Astros.

Why the Los Angeles Angels will win

  • The Astros have lost eight of their last nine games as favorites following a win.
  • The Angels have won each of their last three games as underdogs after playing the previous day.
  • The Astros have failed to cover the run line in each of their last six games as favorites against American League opponents following a win.
  • The Angels have covered the run line in eight of their last nine home games after playing the previous day.

Los Angeles Angels Player Prop Facts

  • Tyler Anderson has recorded a win in three of his last four appearances at Angel Stadium of Anaheim against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Tyler Anderson has recorded four or more strikeouts in each of his last 10 appearances against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Taylor Ward has recorded two or more total bases in four of his last five appearances against AL West opponents at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
  • Luis Rengifo has recorded at least one hit in 11 of his last 12 home appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Mike Trout has hit a home run in two of his last three appearances with the Angels as underdogs against AL opponents.
  • Anthony Rendon has recorded at least one Single in eight of his last nine appearances.
  • Anthony Rendon has scored a run in each of his last five appearances with the Angels as home underdogs against the Astros.
  • Brandon Drury has recorded a Double in three of his last four appearances at Angel Stadium of Anaheim against AL West opponents that held a losing record.
  • Mike Trout has recorded an RBI in each of his last three appearances with the Angels as underdogs against AL opponents.
  • Luis Rengifo ranks T10th in the league in Steals (14) this season.

Houston Astros Player Prop Facts

  • Alex Bregman has hit a home run in four of his last six appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Yordan Alvarez has recorded a Double in three of the Astros' last four night games against AL West opponents that held a losing record.
  • Yordan Alvarez has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last five appearances against the Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
  • Yordan Alvarez has recorded two or more total bases in each of the Astros' last six night games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Jose Altuve has scored at least one run in seven of his last eight appearances with the Astros as road favorites against the Angels.
  • Jeremy Pena has recorded at least one Single in each of the Astros' last six games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Alex Bregman has recorded at least one hit in each of his last nine appearances.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Los Angeles Angels rank 27th in the league for doubles this season (89).
  • The Los Angeles Angels rank 27th in the league for walks this season (173).
  • The Houston Astros rank 3rd in the league for hits this season (565).
  • The Houston Astros rank T3rd in the league for home runs this season (82).

Houston Astros vs LA Angels Prediction

The Houston Astros need to take advantage of games like this if they're going to chip away in the standings and stay relevant toward a playoff push. However, the LA Angels have the pitching edge in this matchup and would give underdog odds a serious look. Hunter Brown has been awful so far this season, with an ERA over 6, and he's had his worst performances on the road. Tyler Anderson is coming off a highly impressive month of May, and he's been great at home. Based off the pitching matchup alone, I'm willing to take a shot in the dark with the Angels at home.

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

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