Angels vs. Astros Pick – MLB Predictions & Odds 5/9/23

Chris RuffoloMay 09, 2023
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The Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Angels meet in an AL West division matchup in MLB action from Angel Stadium on Tuesday night. Let’s dive into the odds, starting pitching matchup, history and make a prediction for this game.


Los Angeles is a -140 home favorite while Houston is a +120 road underdog. The total for this game is set at 7.5 runs.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The Astros will send out Framber Valdez here who is 2-4 with a 2.60 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. Los Angeles will counter with Shohei Ohtani who has 4-0 with a 2.54 ERA and 59 strikeouts this season.

Matchup History

Los Angeles’ 6-4 win on Monday made it four straight head-to-head meetings between these two teams without back-to-back winners.


Houston is 27-11 in their last 38 road games and 63-26 in their last 89 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 8-3 in their last 11 games overall. Los Angeles is 6-2 in their last 8 games overall and 4-9 in their last 13 games against a team with a left-handed starter while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall.


I’m backing the under here. This to me just sets up as a first to 3 wins kind of pitcher’s duel, as Valdez and Ohtani have been so good respectively over the course of the season and I just don’t see there being a ton of scoring in this game. Ohtani had a lot of success against the Astros last season and Valdez is still a top-tier arm in the Astros’ rotation. Give me the under here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:Under 7.5
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