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Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels Picks, Predictions, Odds

Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels Betting Analysis

The Astros will visit Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim for the first of a three-game set on Tuesday, July 12, 2022.

The Astros currently pace the American League West with a record of 56-29, despite owning a lackluster 29-17 record away from Minute Maid Park on the year. The Angels are 19 games back in the American League West standings with records of 38-49 overall and 21-23 at home this season.

Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels Betting Prediction

The Astros send RHP Luis Garcia to the mound against L. A.’s 25th ranked scoring offense tonight (3.99 RSPG), who’s having a solid campaign sitting 7-5 with a 3.81 ERA on the season (1.09 WHIP); however, Garcia has been up-and-down recently, considering he’s yielded a 5.40 ERA and 1.24 WHIP across his last five starts, despite owning a record of 3-2 during that span.

On the flip side, the Angels send RHP Noah Syndergaard to the hill against Houston’s 11th ranked scoring offense tonight (4.52 RSPG), who’s posted a sturdy 3.84 ERA and 1.17 WHIP across 13 starts this season, despite still owning a lackluster 5-7 record. However, Syndergaard has struggled as of late, considering he’s 1-5 with a 4.73 ERA across his last six outings (1.27 WHIP).

I’ll back Houston here, as Syndergaard has been incredibly difficult to trust for the Angels recently, considering he’s 2-6 with a 4.83 ERA across his last eight starts; setting the stage for an unfavorable matchup against the Astros backed by Garcia, who’s surrendered two runs or less in eight of his last 12 outings (3.63 ERA, 1.12 WHIP).

Score Prediction: Astros 6, Angels 4
Best Bet: Astros -1.5 (+130)

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Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels Betting Odds

Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels Betting Resources

  • Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2022
  • Matchup: AL West
  • Venue: Angel Stadium of Anaheim
  • Location: Anaheim, California
  • Time-TV: 9:38 p.m. ET – MLB Network

Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels – Current Form

Houston continues to thrive, winning five out of their last seven games against the Royals and the Athletics. In the third contest against the Oakland Athletics on Sunday, the Houston Astros were in their best form in the last seven games, keeping the Oakland Athletics at only one run.

The second of four matches on Tuesday marked an nine-run effort by Houston against the Kansas City Royals, which was their best performance this week. The Angels went 1-1 against the Marlins last Wednesday, but lost 1-1 to the Orioles in their next game on Sunday. In Saturday’s game, the third of four they played against the Baltimore Orioles, the offense of Los Angeles didn’t manage to produce even a single run. In Saturday’s game, the third of four they played against the Baltimore Orioles, the offense of Los Angeles didn’t manage to produce any runs.

In the most recent six games, the one played on Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles was their worst. The Los Angeles defense allowed nine runs.

Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels – Pitching Matchup

Houston: Luis Garcia (7-5, 3.81 ERA)

Luis Garcia will make his 15th start of the season for Houston, who’s hoping to find some traction after posting a 7-5 record and 3.81 ERA thus far, while tallying a 1.09 WHIP, 22 walks, and 87 strikeouts across 82.2 innings of action. Houston’s 25-year-old right-hander earned the win in his last start, which came at home against the Kansas City Royals July 5, 2022. He allowed five runs on eight hits with one walk and seven strikeouts in a 9-7 Astros victory. Garcia owns a 2-3 road record this season in seven starts away from Minute Maid Park. In those away outings, he has posted a 2.37 ERA, a 1.05 WHIP, 10 walks, and 36 strikeouts in 38 innings of work.

Los Angeles: Noah Syndergaard (5-7, 3.84 ERA)

Noah Syndergaard is on the hill for the Angels in this contest as he makes his 13th start of the season hoping to build some positive momentum. He comes in 5-7 with a 3.84 ERA, a 1.17 WHIP, 16 walks and 55 strikeouts over 70.1 innings of work this season. Syndergaard lost his most recent start against the Miami Marlins, as Los Angeles’s right-hander surrendered two runs on five hits, and eight strikeouts during the Angels’ 2-1 road loss on July 5, 2022. In his seven home starts this season, Syndergaard is 4-2 with a 2.62 ERA, a 0.98 WHIP, nine walks and 34 strikeouts over 44.2 innings of work.

Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels – Series History

The Astros owned the 2021 regular season series, producing a 13-6 mark. This season, Houston has picked up seven wins in meetings.

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