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2022 MLB Handicapping
(37-43) Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros (50-27)
Date: Sunday, July 4th, 2022
Time: 2:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park Houston
Projected Pitchers: Jose Suarez (LAA) vs. Framber Valdez (HOU)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Angels +215, Astros -250
MLB run line Betting Odds: Angels +1.5, Astros -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8
The Houston Astros go for the three game sweep when they the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday from Minute Maid Park.
Los Angeles Angels
Heading into the game, the Los Angeles Angels have an overall record of 37-41-0. When playing on the road, the team has gone 16-18. In the AL West division, Los Angeles currently sits 3rd So far, the team has gone 36-42-0 vs the runline, while being favored in 73.0% of their games. The Angels’ over-under record is 33-40-5.
For Los Angeles, Patrick Sandoval gets the start with an overall record of 3-2. This includes a strong ERA of 2.63. So far, he is lasting an average of 5.42 innings per outing, as well as 9.0 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched. In terms of walks, he allows an average of 4.15 per 9. In total, Sandoval has given up 3 home runs.
So far, the Angels bullpen has been one of the most used groups in the league. This group has one of the highest ERA’s among MLB bullpens at 4.06.
So far, the Los Angeles Angels have been scoring runs at a rate similar to the league average, at 4.19 runs per game. The team comes into the game with an overall run differential of 4.0. On offense, the Angels have a team batting average of 0.238, placing them 20th in the league. On their balls in play, Los Angeles has the 11th ranked BABIP of 0.265. On the base paths, the Angels have put pressure on opposing pitchers, ranked 10th in the MLB in steals.
In the field, Los Angeles averages 0.56 errors per game, placing them near the league average. Throughout the season, the team has done a good job turning double plays, averaging 0.83 per contest.
Heading into the game, the Houston Astros have an overall record of 48-27-0. When playing at home, the team has gone 21-11. In the AL West division, Houston currently sits 1st So far, the team has gone 39-36-0 vs the runline, while being favored in 81.0% of their games. The Astross’ over-under record is 24-48-3.
For Houston, Jose Urquidy gets the start with an overall record of 6-3. He comes into the game with an elevated ERA of 4.36. So far, he is lasting an average of 5.29 innings per outing. as well as 6.66 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched. In terms of walks, he allows an average of 1.94 per 9. In total, Urquidy has given up 14 home runs.
Throughout the season, the Astros have not had to turn to their bullpen for major innings. The team’s relief corps has combined for one of the lower ERA’s in the MLB at 2.73.
So far, the Houston Astros have been scoring runs at a rate similar to the league average, at 4.29 runs per game. The team comes into the game with an overall run differential of 73.0. On offense, the Astros have a team batting average of 0.237, placing them 22nd in the league. On their balls in play, Houston has the 3rd ranked BABIP of 0.297. With runners on base, the Astros are averaging just 0.71 stolen bases per game.
Houston has been strong on defense, ranking 9th in fewest errors at 0.48 per game. The team’s defense is turning double plays below the league average, at just 0.71 per contest.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Angels’s last 7 games on the road
- LA Angels is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- Houston is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games
- Houston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
The Astros dominated the first two games of this series, but I expect to see a fight from Los Angeles on Sunday. Valdez was tagged for six runs in 4 1/3 innings when he faced the Angels at home on April 19, which was by far his worst start of the season.
Overall there’s not too much bad to say about the Astros, but they won’t blow out the Angels every time they play this season.
Houston has won its last six home games, with four of the wins coming by two runs or more. I will take the Angels to at least keep this game close, given their past success against Valdez.
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