Astros Vs Angels: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – August 13, 2021

Written By Staff on August 13, 2021

The Houston Astros (68-46) visit the Los Angeles Angels (58-58) at 9:38 PM ET on Friday, providing a matchup between two top-10 sluggers. Jose Altuve has 25 homers (ninth in league) for the Astros, while Shohei Ohtani ranks first with 38 dingers for the Angels. Houston’s (-150 to win) Zack Greinke gets the start against Los Angeles’ (+130) Patrick Sandoval.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of August 13, 2021, 1:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Astros vs Angels Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Greinke (HOU) Pitcher Sandoval (LAA)
10 – 3 W/L 3 – 5
136.2 IP 82.1
3.69 ERA 3.39
1.160 WHIP 1.190
6.6 K/9 9.9
1.9 BB/9 3.7

Astros Probable Starter Zack Greinke

  • Greinke (10-3 with a 3.69 ERA and 100 strikeouts in 136 2/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Astros, his 24th of the season.
  • In his last time out on Saturday, the righty threw six innings against the Twins, giving up three earned runs while surrendering six hits.
  • He will match up with an Angels offense that is hitting .252 as a unit (sixth in the MLB). They are also slugging a collective .422 (ninth in the league) with 144 total home runs (ninth in MLB action).
  • The Astros have been the moneyline favorite in 16 of Greinke’s starts this season, and they went 12-4 in those matchups.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 13, 2021 at 1:20 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Angels Stats vs Greinke (since 2007)

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Justin Upton 39 .308 12 4 7 .357 1.024
Kurt Suzuki 27 .259 7 1 2 .333 .740
David Fletcher 16 .250 4 0 1 .235 .485
Shohei Ohtani 10 .300 3 0 1 .300 .700
Adam Eaton 10 .300 3 0 0 .417 .717
Jared Walsh 8 .375 3 0 1 .375 .750
Juan Lagares 8 .125 1 1 3 .125 .625
José Iglesias 7 .429 3 0 0 .429 1.000
Max Stassi 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Phil Gosselin 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Angels Probable Starter Patrick Sandoval

  • Sandoval (3-5) will take to the mound for the Angels and make his 14th start of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last start was on Saturday, when he tossed five innings while giving up two earned runs on seven hits in a matchup with the Dodgers.
  • The Astros are batting .266 this season, first in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .439 (third in the league) with 150 home runs.
  • When he starts a game and his team is the underdog on the moneyline, they have a record of 4-5.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 13, 2021 at 1:20 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Astros Stats vs Sandoval

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
José Altuve 7 .000 0 0 0 .125 .125
Yordan Alvarez 5 .400 2 2 2 .400 2.000
Michael Brantley 5 .200 1 0 1 .200 .600
Kyle Tucker 4 .750 3 1 2 .800 2.550
Martín Maldonado 4 .500 2 0 1 .500 1.000
Carlos Correa 2 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500
Chas McCormick 1 1.000 1 1 3 1.000 5.000
Aledmys Díaz 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Jason Castro 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Astros Betting Trends

  • The Astros average 5.7 runs per road game while scoring 5.1 per contest at home.
  • The Astros score the most runs in baseball (614 total, 5.4 per game).
  • The Astros are 55-34 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 61.8% of those games).
  • In games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -150 or shorter, Houston has a record of 38-21 (64.4%).
  • In the 114 games oddsmakers have set an over/under for Houston, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 61 times (61-49-4).
  • Houston has a 3-3 record from the six games it was favored on the moneyline over its last 10 matchups.
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Angels Betting Trends

  • The Angels rank 12th in the league with 532 total runs scored this season.
  • In 59 home games this season, they’ve scored 5.1 runs per contest compared to the 4.1 per game they score away from Angel Stadium.
  • The Angels have been underdogs in 56 games this season and won 25 (44.6%) of those contests.
  • Los Angeles has a record of 9-14 in games where bookmakers have them as underogs of at least +130 on the moneyline.
  • Los Angeles and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 64 of their 116 opportunities.
  • In seven games over the last 10 matchups when set as the underdog by bookmakers, Los Angeles has a record of 3-4.

Astros Players to Watch

  • Altuve leads the Astros with 25 home runs.
  • Among the qualifying batters in MLB action, Altuve’s 25 HR rank ninth.
  • Yordan Alvarez’s 74 runs batted in lead his team.
  • Alvarez ranks 22nd in HR (22), and 12th in RBI (74) among qualified hitters in MLB play.

Astros Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Jose Altuve 413 .276 82 25 66 .348 .840
Carlos Correa 388 .271 74 18 61 .362 .839
Kyle Tucker 374 .273 57 21 67 .330 .843
Yordan Alvarez 366 .284 67 22 74 .347 .872
Michael Brantley 358 .332 58 7 38 .385 .865
Martín Maldonado 267 .180 31 8 28 .274 .585
Chas McCormick 191 .251 36 11 38 .304 .780
Aledmys Díaz 171 .298 22 6 32 .341 .826
Jason Castro 108 .185 14 3 10 .323 .638
Taylor Jones 77 .208 6 1 10 .244 .556

Angels Players to Watch

  • Ohtani leads Los Angeles in home runs (38) and runs batted in (84) this season while batting .268.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Ohtani ranks 23rd in SLG (.655), first in HR (38), and fourth in RBI (84).
  • Jared Walsh has collected 100 hits this season and has an OBP of .314. He’s slugging .513 on the year.

Angels Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
David Fletcher 445 .303 63 2 38 .334 .712
Shohei Ohtani 385 .268 77 38 84 .351 1.006
José Iglesias 379 .272 49 8 39 .304 .697
Jared Walsh 372 .269 47 22 69 .314 .827
Justin Upton 286 .224 45 15 36 .311 .734
Juan Lagares 219 .237 30 2 25 .266 .618
Phil Gosselin 198 .268 19 3 29 .327 .686
Adam Eaton 189 .201 33 5 28 .298 .642
Max Stassi 180 .289 32 10 25 .368 .868
Kurt Suzuki 161 .217 11 3 11 .285 .589

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