Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels MLB Betting Action (07/16/2023)

Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels MLB Betting Action (07-16-2023)

Since 2009, the Los Angeles Angels have had one playoff appearance. Despite having 11-time All-Star and 3-time American League Most Valuable Player Mike Trout on the marquee. Later, 3-time All-Star and 2021 AL MVP Shohei Ohtani joined baseball betting odds forces with Trout. This lack of success is frustrating for Angel fans and baseball bettors. Of course, the Angels have always operated in the shadow of the hated crosstown Dodgers. And their lack of success has added to the inferiority complex of the franchise and its patrons. This year, Los Angeles briefly flirted with playoff contention.

Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels MLB Betting Information

Date and Time:Sunday, July 16, 2023, 7:10 p.m. ET
Location:Angel Stadium, Anaheim, CA
TV Coverage:ESPN
Betting Online Odds at SBG:Click Here

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Astros at Angels SBG Betting Odds Analysis

So far, the Astros are breaking even with the sports betting moneyline. Houston is showing a slight profit with the runline. The Astros are breaking even on the over/under board in 2023.

In 2023, the Angeles are in the red against the moneyline. Of major concern is that the Halos are deep in the red against the runline. The Angels are slightly under the total in 2023.

Houston Astros Team Overview

Overall, the Houston Astros are 50-40 straight up and 44-44-2 over/under the total. Houston is 2nd in the National League West Division standings. In the NL West Division race, Houston is two games behind the Texas Rangers. Late on, the Astros have covered seven out of their last ten games. The Astros have gone over the total in six of their previous nine matchups.

Namely, Framber Valdez is the probable starter for Houston. The left-hander is 7-6 with a 2.51 earned run average and 1.05 WHIP. Houston won three of his previous four starts. Overall, the Astros rank 5th for bullpen ERA. Closer Ryan Pressly is 2-2 with a 2.52 ERA and 20 saves in 23 opportunities. Designated hitter Yordan Alvarez has 41 runs, 12 doubles, 17 home runs, and 55 runs batted in with a .977 OPS. Five Houston players have at least ten home runs.

Los Angeles Angels Team Overview

In sum, the Los Angeles Angels are 45-46b straight up and 42-43-6 over/under the total. LA is 4th in the American League West Division standings. In the AL West Division race, Los Angeles is eight games behind the Texas Rangers. Late on, the Angels have covered one out of their last ten games. The Astros have gone under the total in three of their previous ten matchups.

Right-hander Shohei Ohtani is the probable starter for the Angels. Ohtani is 7-4 with a 3.32 earned run average and 1.10 WHIP. Of great concern is that the Angels lost his last five starts. The Angels rank 18th for bullpen earned run average. Specifically, closer Carlos Estevez is 2-1 with a 1.80 ERA and 21 saves in 21 opportunities. Ohtani is the top producer in the LA lineup. To show, Ohtani has 63 runs, 15 doubles, 32 home runs, 71 runs batted in, and a 1.050 OPS.

Further adding to the LA woes is that Mike Trout is out until September with a wrist injury.

Astros at Angels SBG Free Pick

Overall, Houston is 14-5 with the MLB odds against the Angels. Four of the last six games in this series went under the total.

Astros at Angels SBG Best Bet: Houston Astros.

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