Astros Vs Angels: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 9, 2022

Written By Staff on April 9, 2022

Kyle Tucker leads the Houston Astros (2-0) into a contest against the Los Angeles Angels (0-2) after he homered twice in a 13-6 win over the Angels. It begins at 9:07 PM ET on Saturday. Justin Verlander starts for Houston (-112 to win) while Los Angeles (-106) will counter with Noah Syndergaard.

The insights in the following article reference odds valid as of April 9, 2022 at 7:24 PM ET.

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Astros vs Angels Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

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

Verlander (HOU) Pitcher Syndergaard (LAA)
0 – 0 W/L 0 – 1
0 IP 2.0
0.00 ERA 9.00
0.000 WHIP 1.500
0 K/9 9
0 BB/9 0

Astros Probable Starter Justin Verlander

  • Verlander will make his first start of the season for the Astros.
  • It’s the first appearance this season for the 39-year-old righty, and his first outing in more than a year.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 9, 2022 at 7:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Angels Stats vs Verlander

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Kurt Suzuki 45 .356 16 1 8 .370 .837
Mike Trout 40 .125 5 2 2 .300 .575
David Fletcher 20 .250 5 1 1 .250 .650
Shohei Ohtani 17 .235 4 2 3 .235 .941
Anthony Rendon 9 .222 2 0 3 .364 .697
Matt Duffy 8 .500 4 0 0 .500 1.000
Jared Walsh 4 .250 1 0 1 .250 1.000

Angels Probable Starter Noah Syndergaard

  • Syndergaard gets the nod for the Angels and will make his first start of the season.
  • The 29-year-old righty last pitched Sunday, Oct. 3 against the Atlanta Braves, tossing 1 1/3 innings as the starter.
  • Last season, he posted a 9.00 ERA with two strikeouts and zero walks in two innings, finishing with a record of 0-1.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 9, 2022 at 7:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Astros Stats vs Syndergaard

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Aledmys Díaz 8 .500 4 0 0 .556 1.181
Alex Bregman 7 .000 0 0 0 .300 .300
Michael Brantley 7 .143 1 0 1 .143 .286
José Altuve 5 .000 0 0 0 .167 .167
Niko Goodrum 3 .333 1 0 0 .500 1.167
Kyle Tucker 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Martín Maldonado 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Astros Betting Trends

  • The Astros put together an 87-56 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite last season (winning 60.8% of those games).
  • Houston had an 85-56 record last year (winning 60.3% of its games) when it played as a moneyline favorite of -112 or shorter.
  • The Astros have a 52.8% chance to win this matchup based on the moneyline’s implied probability.
  • Houston combined with opponents to go over the total 93 times last season for a 93-74-8 record against the over/under.
  • The Astros put together a 67-63-0 record ATS last season (covering 51.5% of the time).
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Angels Betting Trends

  • Last season, the Angels won 39 out of the 88 games, or 44.3%, in which they were the underdog.
  • Los Angeles had a record of 39-49, a 44.3% win rate, when they were set as an underdog of -106 or more by oddsmakers last season.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 51.5% chance of a victory for the Angels.
  • Los Angeles’ games went over the total in 85 of their 158 chances last season.
  • In 115 games with a spread last season, the Angels were 51-64-0 ATS.

Astros Players to Watch

  • Jose Altuve had 32 doubles, a triple, 31 home runs and 66 walks while batting .278 last season.
  • Tucker accumulated 149 hits while batting .294.
  • Yordan Alvarez hit .277 with 35 doubles, a triple, 33 home runs and 50 walks a season ago.
  • Michael Brantley hit .311 with 29 doubles, three triples, eight home runs and 33 walks.

Astros Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Jose Altuve 601 .278 117 31 83 .350 .839
Yordan Alvarez 537 .277 92 33 104 .346 .877
Kyle Tucker 506 .294 83 30 92 .359 .916
Michael Brantley 469 .311 68 8 47 .362 .799
Martín Maldonado 373 .172 40 12 36 .272 .572
Alex Bregman 348 .270 54 12 55 .355 .777
Aledmys Díaz 294 .259 28 8 45 .317 .722
Niko Goodrum 290 .214 39 9 33 .292 .651
Chas McCormick 284 .257 47 14 50 .319 .766
Jason Castro 149 .235 22 8 21 .356 .799

Angels Players to Watch

  • Shohei Ohtani put up 138 hits and an OBP of .372.
  • Jared Walsh slashed .277/.340/.509 and finished with an OPS of .849.
  • Last season, David Fletcher finished with a slugging percentage of .324, fueled by 32 extra-base hits.
  • Matt Duffy slashed .287/.357/.381 and finished with an OPS of .738.

Angels Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
David Fletcher 626 .262 74 2 47 .297 .621
Shohei Ohtani 537 .257 103 46 100 .372 .964
Jared Walsh 530 .277 70 29 98 .340 .849
Matt Duffy 289 .287 45 5 30 .357 .738
Max Stassi 282 .241 45 13 35 .326 .752
Jack Mayfield 266 .218 30 10 39 .272 .663
Brandon Marsh 236 .254 27 2 19 .317 .673
Kurt Suzuki 219 .224 17 6 16 .294 .636
Anthony Rendon 217 .240 24 6 34 .329 .711
Jose Rojas 168 .208 26 6 15 .277 .676

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