Angels vs Astros: MLB Betting Lines, Stats and Predictions – April 5, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 5, 2021

Coming off of a two-homer game in a win over the White Sox, Jared Walsh leads the Los Angeles Angels (3-1) into action as -121 favorites against the Houston Astros (4-0). Action gets underway from Angel Stadium of Anaheim at 9:38 PM ET on Monday. Los Angeles’ Jose Quintana and Houston’s Luis Garcia have been named the starters for this contest.

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 place a bet at DraftKings.

Angels vs Astros Betting Lines

Angels Betting Insights

  • The Angels won 12, or 44.4%, of the 27 games they played as favorites last season.
  • Los Angeles was 11-12 last season when entering a game favored by -121 or more on the moneyline.
  • The Angels have a 52.8% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Los Angeles’ games went over the total in 29 of their 55 chances last season.

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Astros Betting Insights

  • The Astros were underdogs in 16 games last season and came away with the win three times (18.8%) in those contests.
  • Last season, Houston came away with a win three times in 14 chances when named as an underdog of +104 or worse on the moneyline.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Astros have a 47.2% chance of pulling out a win.
  • Houston and its opponents went over the total last season in 28 of their 58 opportunities.

Astros Probable Pitcher – Luis Garcia

  • Garcia will make his first start of the season for the Astros.
  • In his last appearance on Thursday, Oct. 15, the 24-year-old righty, started and went two scoreless innings against the Rays.
  • Garcia’s team was the moneyline underdog only one time in a game he pitched a season ago, and lost.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 5, 2021 at 2:07 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Angels Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 3-1
Home 3-1
Road 0-0
vs LHP (Starters) 0-1
vs RHP (Starters) 3-0
Day Games 0-0
Night Games 3-1

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Angels Probable Pitcher – José Quintana

  • Quintana gets the nod for the Angels and will make his first start of the season.
  • The last time the 32-year-old lefty pitched was on Sunday, Sept. 27, throwing two scoreless innings out of the bullpen against the White Sox.
  • The southpaw did not pitch as the moneyline favorite in any games last season.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 5, 2021 at 2:07 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Astros Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 4-0
Home 0-0
Road 4-0
vs LHP (Starters) 3-0
vs RHP (Starters) 1-0
Day Games 0-0
Night Games 4-0

Angels Hitting Stats

  • The Angels ranked 10th-best in baseball last season with 85 total home runs.
  • The Angels hit at least two home runs in 22 games last season, and went 13-9 in those contests.
  • Anthony Rendon finished with a .286 average, nine home runs and 31 RBI last season.
  • Mike Trout slugged 17 homers and finished with 46 RBI.

Astros Hitting Stats

  • The Astros ranked 19th in Major League Baseball with 69 home runs.
  • They won 11 of the 19 games last season in which they hit two or more home runs.
  • Michael Brantley had 51 hits with a batting average of .300 last season.
  • Carlos Correa hit five home runs on the season while slugging .383.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick:
Angels (-121)

Over/Under Pick: Over (9)

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

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