Astros Vs Angels: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – August 14, 2021

Written By Staff on August 14, 2021

Two of the league’s top power hitters face off when the Houston Astros (69-46) and the Los Angeles Angels (58-59) play at 9:07 PM ET on Saturday at Angel Stadium. Jose Altuve has 25 home runs (ninth in league) for the Astros, and Shohei Ohtani ranks first with 38 long balls for the Angels. Luis Garcia takes the mound first for Houston (-180 to win), and Jaime Barria is Los Angeles’ (+155) choice to start.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of August 14, 2021, 12:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Astros vs Angels Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Garcia (HOU) Pitcher Barria (LAA)
8 – 6 W/L 2 – 0
106.2 IP 25.2
3.21 ERA 4.21
1.070 WHIP 1.210
10.9 K/9 4.6
2.6 BB/9 3.5

Astros Probable Starter Luis Garcia

  • The Astros are sending Garcia (8-6) out for his 20th start of the season. He is 8-6 with a 3.21 ERA and 129 strikeouts over 106 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his last time out on Saturday against the Twins, the righty went six scoreless innings while surrendering two hits.
  • The opposing Angels offense has a collective .251 batting average, and is fifth in the league with 988 total hits and 12th in MLB action with 533 runs scored. They have the ninth-ranked slugging percentage (.420) and rank 11th in home runs (144) in all of MLB.
  • The Astros have a 7-8 record in Garcia’s 15 starts this season when they were favored on the moneyline.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 14, 2021 at 12:48 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Angels Stats vs Garcia

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Jared Walsh 6 .667 4 2 4 .625 2.458
David Fletcher 6 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Shohei Ohtani 5 .200 1 1 1 .200 1.000
Justin Upton 5 .400 2 1 1 .500 1.500
José Iglesias 3 .333 1 0 1 .333 .666
Phil Gosselin 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Angels Probable Starter Jaime Barria

  • The Angels will send Barria (2-0) to the mound for his fourth start this season.
  • The right-hander gave up three earned runs in six innings pitched on Sunday in his last outing, a matchup with the Dodgers.
  • The Astros have scored 618 runs this season, which ranks first in MLB. They have 1046 hits, first in baseball, with 151 home runs (eighth in the league).
  • His team is 2-1 this season when he starts and they are the moneyline underdog.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 14, 2021 at 12:48 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Astros Stats vs Barria

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
José Altuve 15 .400 6 1 2 .500 1.167
Carlos Correa 13 .231 3 2 3 .286 .978
Martín Maldonado 12 .167 2 0 1 .231 .398
Michael Brantley 10 .100 1 0 1 .250 .450
Aledmys Díaz 7 .429 3 1 1 .500 1.500
Kyle Tucker 4 .500 2 2 3 .667 2.667
Yordan Alvarez 3 .333 1 0 1 .500 .833
Taylor Jones 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Jason Castro 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Astros Betting Trends

  • The Astros’ offense is averaging 5.7 runs in road games and 5.1 per contest when they play at home.
  • The Astros are the top-scoring team in MLB action averaging 5.4 runs per game (618 total).
  • The Astros have won 62.2% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (56-34).
  • Houston has gone 21-14 when it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -180 or shorter (60%).
  • In the 115 games bookmakers have set an over/under for Houston, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 61 times (61-50-4).
  • Houston was the moneyline favorite in seven of its last 10 games, and finished 4-3 in those matchups.
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Angels Betting Trends

  • The Angels have scored 533 runs (4.6 per game) this season, which ranks 12th in MLB.
  • They’ve scored 5.0 runs per game this season at home compared to an average of 4.1 per contest on the road.
  • This season, the Angels have been the underdog 57 times and won 25, or 43.9%, of those games.
  • Los Angeles has entered six games this season as the underdog by +155 or more and is 2-4 in those contests.
  • So far this season, Los Angeles and its opponents have hit the over in 64 of their 117 games with a total.
  • In eight games over the last 10 matchups when set as the underdog by oddsmakers, Los Angeles has a record of 3-5.

Astros Players to Watch

  • Yordan Alvarez has racked up a team-best 74 runs batted in.
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB play, Alvarez’s 22 HR rank 24th, and his 74 RBI rank 12th.
  • Altuve has shown his power as he leads his team with 25 home runs.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB action, Altuve ranks ninth in HR.

Astros Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Jose Altuve 417 .273 82 25 66 .345 .832
Carlos Correa 391 .271 75 18 61 .363 .839
Kyle Tucker 378 .272 58 22 71 .329 .848
Yordan Alvarez 369 .282 68 22 74 .346 .866
Michael Brantley 362 .329 58 7 38 .381 .856
Martín Maldonado 271 .181 31 8 28 .274 .584
Chas McCormick 195 .251 36 11 38 .303 .775
Aledmys Díaz 175 .303 23 6 32 .344 .830
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 (85) this season while batting .267.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Ohtani ranks 23rd in SLG (.650), first in HR (38), and third in RBI (85).
  • Jared Walsh has collected 100 hits this season and has an OBP of .311. He’s slugging .508 on the year.

Angels Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
David Fletcher 449 .301 63 2 38 .331 .705
Shohei Ohtani 389 .267 77 38 85 .350 1.000
José Iglesias 383 .269 49 8 39 .301 .690
Jared Walsh 376 .266 47 22 69 .311 .819
Justin Upton 286 .224 45 15 36 .311 .734
Juan Lagares 221 .235 30 2 25 .264 .612
Phil Gosselin 198 .268 19 3 29 .327 .686
Adam Eaton 189 .201 33 5 28 .298 .642
Max Stassi 184 .288 32 10 25 .365 .865
Kurt Suzuki 161 .217 11 3 11 .285 .589

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