Astros vs Angels Today: Picks, Predictions, Moneyline and Odds – Friday, September 2

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The Houston Astros (84-47) will visit the Los Angeles Angels (57-74), Friday at 9:38 PM ET, in a matchup of AL West rivals. Lance McCullers Jr. (1-1) will start for the Astros, and Reid Detmers (5-4) for the Angels.

Even though the Astros are playing on the road at the Angels, they are currently favored on the moneyline at -148, compared to the home team at +126. The total in this contest is 8.

Astros vs. Angels Odds

Run Line

Houston Astros (-1.5)

Moneyline

Astros (-148)

Total

8 Runs (Over: -115, Under: -105)

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When, Where, at What Time is Astros vs. Angels

  • Game Day: Friday, September 2, 2022
  • Game Time: 9:38 PM ET
  • Location: Anaheim, California
  • Stadium: Angel Stadium of Anaheim

Astros Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Aledmys Díaz 10 Day Injury List Groin
Ryan Pressly 15 Day Injury List Neck
Justin Verlander 15 Day Injury List Calf
Jason Castro 60 Day Injury List Knee
Michael Brantley 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Josh James 60 Day Injury List Back
Blake Taylor 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Yordan Alvarez Day-to-day Hand
Martín Maldonado Day-to-day Hand

Angels Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Mickey Moniak 10 Day Injury List Finger
Archie Bradley 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Anthony Rendon 60 Day Injury List Wrist
Michael Lorenzen 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Jared Walsh 60 Day Injury List Collarbone
Griffin Canning 60 Day Injury List Back
Chris Rodriguez 60 Day Injury List Shoulder

Last Time Out: Astros and Angels

The Astros won 5-3 over the Rangers Friday in their most recent game. Cristian Javier was the winning pitcher after throwing five innings, giving up three earned runs on four hits while striking out seven, while Jose Altuve went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI to lead them offensively.

The Angels beat the Yankees 3-2 Friday. Shohei Ohtani went 1-for-4 with a home run and three RBI, and Patrick Sandoval got the win, pitching seven innings, giving up two earned runs on three hits while striking out seven.

Betting Trends

Astros Betting Records and Team Stats

The Astros have been favorites in 112 games this season and won 76 (67.9%) of those contests. Houston has entered 77 games this season favored by -148 or more and is 51-26 in those contests. The oddsmakers’ moneyline implies a 59.7% chance of a victory for the Astros. Games involving Houston have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 49 of 131 chances this season. The Astros are 70-61-0 against the spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Alex Bregman 127 .267 (54) .373 (12) .477 (25) 3.7% (46) 12.1% (11) 13.4% (8)
Yordan Alvarez 109 .295 (16) .399 (3) .598 (3) 6.9% (2) 19.5% (77) 14.2% (5)
Kyle Tucker 122 .260 (68) .337 (59) .472 (30) 4.5% (27) 15.6% (34) 10.5% (36)
Jose Altuve 113 .284 (31) .372 (13) .512 (11) 4.5% (27) 15.0% (27) 10.7% (32)
Yuli Gurriel 120 .240 (108) .291 (125) .365 (122) 1.5% (122) 13.0% (16) 5.7% (126)

Angels Betting Records and Team Stats

The Angels have come away with 20 wins in the 61 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season. This year, Los Angeles has won 10 of 32 games when listed as at least +126 or worse on the moneyline. The Angels have an implied victory probability of 44.2% according to the moneyline set for this matchup. Los Angeles and their opponents have hit the over in 57 of their 131 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season. The Angels have an against the spread mark of 62-69-0 in 131 games with a line this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Shohei Ohtani 127 .269 (47) .360 (24) .529 (10) 5.6% (9) 24.3% (114) 11.9% (16)
Mike Trout 93 .267 (-) .359 (-) .590 (-) 7.4% (-) 29.0% (-) 10.9% (-)
Taylor Ward 104 .262 (64) .349 (40) .442 (55) 3.9% (40) 22.8% (95) 11.2% (24)
Luis Rengifo 96 .268 (-) .299 (-) .430 (-) 2.9% (-) 16.0% (-) 3.5% (-)
David Fletcher 44 .271 (-) .311 (-) .368 (-) 1.2% (-) 7.9% (-) 4.3% (-)

Astros vs. Angels Picks and Predictions

We pick that the Astros will pick up the victory in this contest, and they’re our choice on the moneyline (-148). If you’re looking for a pick on the over/under, we see the final scoring winding up under the total (8 runs).

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WRITTEN BY

Stacy Sailer

Stacy has been a baseball fan for as long as she can remember. She admits that she grew up as a spoiled Yankees fan in the late-90’s/early 2000’s, but has slowly evolved into a disgruntled Yankees fan due to their lone championship title in the last 21 seasons. She follows other sports, but her first love has always been baseball and loves getting to share her insight and knowledge with the Betsperts community.

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