Astros vs. Angels Odds & Pick 7/12/22

by | Jul 12, 2022 | mlb

Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels

Date: Tuesday, July 12th, 09:38 ET

Location: Angel Stadium of Anaheim

TV: Bally Sports West

Money Line: Astros -130 / Angels +108 (Get the best MLB lines >>> Pay less! Win more! Get the best lines and spreads! Bet smart or the bookie will get your loot! Fact!)

Total Line: 8.0

STARTING PITCHING

Houston: Luis Garcia (7-5, 3.7)
Los Angeles: Noah Syndergaard (5-7, 3.84)

Astros Projected Lineup

Jake Meyers LF
Chas McCormick CF
Yuli Gurriel 1B
Kyle Tucker RF
Aledmys Díaz LF
Alex Bregman 3B
Martín Maldonado C
Jose Altuve 2B
Jeremy Peña SS
Luis Garcia P

Angels Projected Lineup

Max Stassi C
Michael Stefanic 2B
Luis Rengifo SS
Taylor Ward RF
Jonathan Villar 3B
Brandon Marsh LF
DH Shohei Ohtani
Jared Walsh 1B
Mike Trout CF
Noah Syndergaard P

STRAIGHT UP/ OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

Houston Astros: 56-29-0 SU / OU 30-52-3 / Run Line W/L 46-39-0
Los Angeles Angels: 38-49-0 SU / OU 36-44-7 / Run Line W/L 39-48-0

The Los Angeles Angels host the Houston Astros on Tuesday, July 12th at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 09:38 ET. The MLB Odds Board places Houston as the favorite (-130), with an OU line set at 8.0.

Recent Form

The Houston Astros will look to pick up another big win after they defeated the Athletics by a score of 6-1. Overall, the team’s pitching staff limited the Athletics to 1 runs on 5 hits. The Astros lineup had a good night at the plate, coming up with 9 hits, leading to 6 runs. In the matchup, Houston was favored at -185.0 on the moneyline. Through 70 games as the favorite, the team has found the win column at a rate of 69.0%. Combined, the Astros and Athletics fell short of the over-under betting line of 8.0 runs. This outcome pushed Houston’s over-under record further below .500 at 30-52-3.

The Astros are looking to continue adding wins, as they are 3-2 over their last 5 games. During this time, they have an average scoring differential of +6. Offensively, the team has put up 26 runs in their last 5 games. Houston’s season average comes in at 4.52 (12th. So far, Houston has won over half of their 28 series played, going 18-8-2.

Los Angeles will be looking to move on from a tough loss to the Orioles by the score of 9-5. On their way to giving up 9 runs, the Angels staff allowed 10 hits. Offensively, they finished with 5 runs on 8 hits. Los Angeles came away with a loss, despite being favored on the moneyline (-105.0). So far, the team has won 54.0% of the games in which they were favored. The Angels and Orioles went over the run total line set at 8.5 runs. Against the run total, Los Angeles is just 36-44-7.

In their last 5 contests, the Angels have just 1 win, going 1-4. This recent slump is backed by a scoring margin of -6 over their last 5 games. In their 5 most recent contests, the team is scoring at a rate of 3.0, similar to their season-long average of 3.99. Los Angeles has a below .500 series record of just 11-13-3.

Pitching Matchup

The Houston Astros will send Luis Garcia to the mound with an overall record of 7-5. So far, Garcia has put together an ERA of 3.7. In his appearances leading up to today, he has lasted an average of 5.48 innings. Across his previous outings, opponents are batting 0.215 against Garcia. Despite a strong batting average allowed, Garcia is prone to giving up home runs, averaging 1.64 homers per 9 innings pitched. On the season, Luis Garcia has had no problem racking up strikeouts, posting a strikeout percentage of 26.0%. This includes a per game average of 5.8 K’s per game. In his previous outings, walks have been an issue, as Garcia is averaging 2.4 free passes per outing.

The Los Angeles Angels will send Noah Syndergaard to the mound with an overall record of 5-7. To date, Syndergaard has an ERA of 3.84 while lasting an average of 5.39 innings per appearance. Opposing teams have hit the ball well against the right-hander, with a batting average of 0.245. So far, Syndergaard has managed to keep the ball in the ballpark, allowing just 1.03 home runs per 9 innings. Syndergaard’s current strikeout average is 4.23 per game. This includes a K rate of 19.0%. Leading into the game, he has shown a strong command of his pitches, averaging just 2.05 walks per contest.

Houston vs Los Angeles History

For the season, the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Angels will be playing their 11th game of the season. Houston has the lead in the series at 7-3. The over-under record in this series sits at 5-5. The average run total in these games is 9.21 runs per game. The averge scoring margin in these meetings is 4.7 runs. Going back to last year, Houston won the season series, 13 games to 6. The over-under record in last year’s matchups was 10-9, with the average run total being 9.21 runs per game. On average, the winning team won by a margin of 4.16 runs per contest.

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Betting Trends

  • Houston is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
  • Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels’s last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Angels’s last 7 games at home

Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels Prediction

Heading into Tuesday’s matchup between Houston and Los Angeles, the Astros are the favorite on the moneyline. However, I recommend taking the Angels to pull off the upset. Even though it hasn’t shown up in the win column, Noah Syndergaard has been throwing the ball well of late. On the other side, Luis Garcia is coming off a rough outing vs the Royals.

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