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2021 MLB Handicapping
(9-8) Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros (8-10)
Date: Saturday, April 24th, 2021
Time: 4:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
Projected Pitchers: Griffin Canning vs. Jake Odorizzi
MLB Moneyline Odds: Angels | Astros
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Angels +1.5 , Astros -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total:
Two teams who look playoff bound here in 2021 will clash this Saturday, as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim go up against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park in Houston Texas.
Los Angeles Angels
The biggest news for the Angels at this point is not good news, as it pertains to their star outfielder Mike Trout, who was forced to leave the first game of this series with an elbow injury after being hit by a pitch.
The Angels elected to rest him for the second game of this series, so it will be important to keep an eye on his status coming into this matchup, as LA may very well opt to play it safe with a guy as valuable as Trout and rest him once again.
The Angels, based off of what we have seen so far, and the names they have on paper, really should be playoff bound in 2021, but there is one big thing standing in their way right now and that is injuries, as there is well over 10 names on their injury report at this point which is brutal considering the stage of the season we are at.
The Astros were able to break out of yet another losing streak during the first game of this series, as they were able to pick up an 8-2 victory over this Angels team with Alex Bregman playing hero with the bat.
The Astros pitching has not been especially good here in 2021, so they will likely need plenty of offensive explosions here in order to be serious contenders and they certainly have the bats to do just that.
Jake Odorizzi will be starting for the Astros here on home soil and the statement I just made about ;;offensive explosions being necessary” is probably going to hold true this Saturday, as Odorizzi has not been good since joining the rotation and comes into this game with an ERA in excess of 10.
Free Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
The Los Angeles Angels are missing some of their best power hitters, and may also be without Trout here, but I think they can have a great day against both Odorizzi and this Astros bullpen which can heavily aid in this game getting over the posted total.
The Astros are also no slouches with the bat and it is not like Griffin Canning has been outstanding either here, so they very well could contribute on the scoreboard in a big way.
One again though, we have a ton of moving parts on both of these teams so it will be vital for bettors to check in on the news report prior to first pitch, as an absence like Trout or many others could make a difference in terms of the odds being given.
Either way though I see plenty of runs here and would not be surprised to see the LA Angels get the job done on the road, as I think they will get to Odorizzi early and often and will be into that bullpen quickly.
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