Angels vs Astros: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 5, 2021

Posted By Staff on April 5, 2021

Jared Walsh leads the Los Angeles Angels (3-1) into a contest with the Houston Astros (4-0) after he homered twice in a 7-4 win over the White Sox. The Angels are on the moneyline against the Astros () in this outing, which begins at 9:38 PM ET on Monday. Los Angeles’ Jose Quintana and Houston’s Luis Garcia will start this matchup.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 4, 2021, 9:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Angels vs Astros Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

The probable pitchers for both teams have not made a start this season. Here are their stats from last season:

Quintana (LAA) Pitcher Garcia (HOU)
0 – 0 W/L 0 – 1
10.0 IP 12.1
4.50 ERA 2.92
1.300 WHIP 0.970
10.8 K/9 6.6
2.7 BB/9 3.6

Angels Probable Starter José Quintana

  • Quintana makes his first start of the season for the Angels.
  • The 32-year-old southpaw came out of the bullpen and threw two scoreless innings when he last appeared on Sunday, Sept. 27 against the White Sox.
  • Quintana’s team was never favored on the moneyline a season ago in games he pitched.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 5, 2021 at 2:05 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Astros Stats vs Quintana

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Michael Brantley 33 .455 15 1 7 .474 1.141
José Altuve 23 .130 3 0 0 .130 .260
Jason Castro 21 .238 5 0 3 .333 .714
Carlos Correa 6 .167 1 0 0 .167 .500
Martín Maldonado 6 .167 1 0 0 .167 .334

Astros Probable Starter Luis Garcia

  • Garcia gets the nod for the Astros and will make his first start of the season.
  • The 24-year-old right-hander hasn’t pitched since last season. He last appeared on Thursday, Oct. 15 against the Rays, when he pitched two scoreless innings as the starter.
  • The right-hander appeared in one game with his team as the moneyline underdog last season and lost.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 5, 2021 at 2:05 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Angels Stats vs Garcia

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Anthony Rendon 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Jared Walsh 1 1.000 1 1 2 .500 4.500
Shohei Ohtani 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Angels Betting Trends

  • Last season the Angels were the ninth-highest scoring team in MLB action averaging 4.9 runs per game (294 total).
  • The Angels won 44.4% of the games last season they were favored on the moneyline (12-15).
  • Los Angeles had an 11-12 record last year (winning 47.8% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -121 or shorter.
  • In the 55 games oddsmakers set an over/under for Los Angeles, it combined with opponents to go over the total 29 times (29-22-4).

Astros Betting Trends

  • Last season, the Astros were the underdog 16 times and won three, or 18.8%, of those games.
  • Houston had a record of 3-11, a 21.4% win rate, when they were set as an underdog of +104 or more by oddsmakers last season.
  • Last season, Houston and its opponents hit the over in 28 of their 58 games with a total.

Angels Players to Watch

  • Anthony Rendon hit .286 last season with 11 doubles, a triple, nine home runs and 36 walks.
  • Rendon ranked seventh in OBP among the qualifying hitters in baseball.
  • Mike Trout hit 17 home runs with 46 RBI last year.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB action, Trout’s 17 HR ranked fifth, his 46 RBI ranked seventh, and his .380 OBP ranked 19th.

Angels Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
David Fletcher 207 .319 31 3 18 .376 .801
Mike Trout 199 .281 41 17 46 .380 .983
Anthony Rendon 189 .286 29 9 31 .413 .910
Shohei Ohtani 153 .190 23 7 24 .291 .657
Albert Pujols 152 .224 15 6 25 .265 .660
Justin Upton 147 .204 20 9 22 .289 .711
José Iglesias 142 .373 16 3 24 .400 .956
Kurt Suzuki 111 .270 15 2 17 .344 .740
Jared Walsh 99 .293 19 9 26 .324 .970
Dexter Fowler 90 .233 14 4 15 .317 .706

Astros Players to Watch

  • Carlos Correa finished with a .264 batting average last season and five home runs.
  • Correa fell outside the MLB leaders in hits and batting average among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Michael Brantley posted a .300 average with 22 RBI.
  • Among qualified hitters, Brantley ranked 23rd in BA (.300), and 11th in SLG (.476) in the league.

Astros Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Yuli Gurriel 211 .232 27 6 22 .274 .658
Kyle Tucker 209 .268 33 9 42 .319 .831
Carlos Correa 201 .264 22 5 25 .320 .703
Jose Altuve 192 .219 32 5 18 .286 .630
Michael Brantley 170 .300 24 5 22 .364 .840
Alex Bregman 153 .242 19 6 22 .346 .797
Martín Maldonado 135 .215 19 6 24 .350 .728
Myles Straw 82 .207 8 0 8 .244 .500
Jason Castro 80 .188 8 2 9 .293 .668
Aledmys Díaz 58 .241 8 3 6 .254 .737

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