Astros Vs Angels: MLB Betting Lines, Stats And Predictions – July 2, 2022

Written By PlayPicks Staff on July 4, 2022

Two of MLB’s most productive sluggers go head-to-head when the Houston Astros (49-27) and Los Angeles Angels (37-42) play at Minute Maid Park, at 4:10 PM ET on Saturday. Yordan Alvarez has 23 homers (second in league) for the Astros, and Mike Trout is second with 23 long balls for the Angels. Houston’s (-164 to win) Jose Urquidy gets the start versus Los Angeles’ (+139) Patrick Sandoval.

This article uses lines current as of July 2, 2022 at 3:12 PM ET. Browse all the latest odds for this contest in the table in this article and click here to claim your free sports bet (up to $1,001) at Caesars!

Astros vs Angels Betting Lines

Astros Betting Insights

  • The Astros have entered the game as favorites 61 times this season and won 42, or 68.9%, of those games.
  • This season, Houston has won 18 of its 28 games, or 64.3%, when favored by at least -164 on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win from the Astros, based on the moneyline, is 62.1%.
  • Houston’s games have gone over the total in 25 of their 76 chances.
  • The Astros are 40-36-0 against the spread this season.

Astros Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 8-2
Runs Per Game 4.9
HR 19
ERA 2.10
K/9 9.90

Angels Betting Insights

  • The Angels have been victorious in six, or 24%, of the 25 contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season.
  • Los Angeles has a win-loss record of 2-5 when favored by +139 or worse by bookmakers this year.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Angels have a 41.8% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • Los Angeles and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 34 of their 79 opportunities.
  • The Angels are 36-43-0 against the spread in their 79 games that had a posted line this season.

Angels Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 4-6
Runs Per Game 3.9
HR 13
ERA 4.45
K/9 10.48

Angels Probable Pitcher – Patrick Sandoval

  • Sandoval gets the start for the Angels, his 13th of the season. He is 3-2 with a 2.63 ERA and 65 strikeouts over 65 innings pitched.
  • His last appearance was on Sunday against the Seattle Mariners, when the left-hander went five innings, surrendering one earned run while allowing eight hits.
  • Sandoval is looking for his fourth straight outing lasting five or more innings. He averages 5.1 innings per start.
  • The Angels have been the moneyline underdog in three of Sandoval’s starts this season, and they went 1-2 in those games.
  • Sandoval’s team has a 7-5 record in his starts this season.
  • Sandoval has had 12 starts that bookmakers set a total for this season, and three of those matchups hit the over.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of July 2, 2022 at 3:12 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Angels Relief Pitchers

Name Relief App. IP K/9 H/9 HR/9 ERA
Aaron Loup 32 27.0 10.3 13.5 1.0 4.33
Oliver Ortega 24 32.2 8.3 9.3 1.5 3.86
Jaime Barria 14 37.2 6.9 8.0 1.8 3.11
Shohei Ohtani 13 74.0 12.3 7.3 1.0 2.68
José Quijada 12 11.1 11.1 8.0 0.0 2.38

Astros Probable Pitcher – Jose Urquidy

  • Urquidy and his team are 8-6-0 ATS this season when he starts.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Sunday, when he gave up one earned run and allowed one hit in seven innings against the New York Yankees.
  • Urquidy has three starts in a row of five innings or more.
  • Urquidy’s team has been victorious in 70% of the games he’s started as the moneyline favorite with a record of 7-3.
  • Urquidy’s team has a 9-5 record in his starts this season.
  • In games Urquidy has started this season, the teams are 7-6-1 at hitting the over.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of July 2, 2022 at 3:12 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Astros Relief Pitchers

Name Relief App. IP Ks ERA Holds Saves
Héctor Neris 35 32.1 34 3.62 17 0
Rafael Montero 32 30.2 31 1.76 12 5
Phil Maton 31 31.0 30 3.77 7 0
Ryne Stanek 29 26.0 29 0.69 8 1
Ryan Pressly 24 22.0 20 3.68 0 17

Astros Hitting Trends

  • The Astros have hit at least two dingers in 29 games this season, and are 26-3 in those outings.
  • The Astros are 15-3 in games this season when they have had five or more extra-base hits.
  • The club has collected eight or more hits in 39 games this season, and is 27-12 in those contests.
  • The Astros have a 27-2 record in games this season that they put up at least five runs.
  • The Astros are 20-5 in games this season when they have drawn five or more walks.

Angels Hitting Trends

  • They’ve hit two or more homers in 28 games this season and are 17-11 in those matchups.
  • They’ve won nine of their 14 games with five or more extra-base hits this season.
  • They have a record of 25-15 this season when collecting eight or more base hits in a game.
  • They have won 21 of their 30 games this season in which they scored more than four runs.
  • They have a 12-6 record this season when drawing five or more walks in a game.

Astros vs. Angels Prediction

Moneyline Pick: Angels (+139)

Over/Under Pick: Over (8.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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