The Houston Astros (32-23) host the Los Angeles Angels (30-27) for a four-game AL West series at Minute Maid Park. Houston enters this MLB matchup having lost two of three games to the Minnesota Twins at home. Meanwhile, the Angels took two of three games from the Chicago White Sox on the road.
The Astros come into this series second in the AL West and three games back from the Texas Rangers in the MLB standings, while the Los Angeles Angels standings are six games back from the Rangers and in third place in the AL West. The matchup on the mound will feature lefty Reid Detmers (0-4), while the Astros have yet to officially name a starter, it looks like Framber Valdez’s spot in the rotation.
Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros Odds
The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Angels are set to face off on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park. According to MLB Odds, the Astros are the home favorites, while the Angels are the underdogs. Both MLB teams can pack a punch offensively and will be looking to take the win.
- Astros: -130
- Angels: +110
- Astros: -1.5 (+150)
- Angels: +1.5 (+125)
Totals (Over Under)
- 9 runs (-110)
Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros Information
Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros
Location of the game: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
Date & Time: June 1st, 2023, 8:10 PM ET
How to watch: MLB Network
Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros Betting Preview
Lefty Reid Detmers (0-4) gets the ball for the Angels as they take on the Astros as the MLB schedule turns to June. MLB teams have had their way with Detmers up to this point, as the Louisville product has allowed 2+ runs in each of his nine starts. In his last start, the lefty struggled against Miami, surrendering ten hits in five innings and allowing three runs.
Framber Valdez (5-4) looks to be in line for the start on Thursday, however, there is speculation of the Astros and other MLB teams turning to a six-man rotation. Valdez secured the victory in his last start, conceding only one run on four hits and three walks across six innings in a 6-3 win against the A’s.
The left-handed pitcher extended his winning streak to three consecutive decisions and continued his impressive form with his ninth quality start of the season. It comes as no surprise considering his outstanding performance in 2022, where he led the league with 26 quality starts. Valdez showcased his prowess in May by registering a 2.18 ERA.
Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros Picks and Predictions
In terms of the best Angels vs Astros picks, the Over/Under for this matchup is one betting fans should jump on. When it comes to MLB stats, the Angels have one of the most potent offenses in the league, and they have gone over the total in four of their last five matchups, while the Astros have gone over the total in five of their last six contests. That being said, the Over (-110) looks like the top Angels vs Astros picks.
Houston Astros games have seen them in the win column in all of May. Over their last 19 games, Houston has won 15, including beating the Angels in two of three MLB games, and in the game Framber Valdez was on the mound. That being said, in terms of MLB picks it’s a safe bet to take the Astros with Framber on the hill.