Shohei Ohtani and Framber Valdez will both feature prominently when the Los Angeles Angels host Houston Astros for their second game of a four-game weekend series on Friday. Houston will go with lefty Framber Valdez who has had an excellent start this season as their starting pitcher.
Both sides have been performing admirably recently and this should be a high-quality contest. On paper, the Astros appear to be superior, as they are the current World Series Champions. They have a record of 33-23 overall and 16-13 at home, which puts them in 2nd place in the AL West and in 4th place in the American League.
At the same time, the Angels have proven a worthy underdog team this season. They’ve won 3 out of their last 5 games on the road to tie their road record to 15-15. They currently stand in 4th place in the AL West and in 10th place in the American League, with a record of 30-28.
Ohtani has been an enormous help for the Angels this season. He boasts 8 doubles, 15 home runs and 38 RBI while hitting a respectable .267 batting average. Trout has also been incredible at bat. Both players will likely feature prominently against Astros pitcher Framber Valdez in this game.
Los Angeles will turn to Shohei Ohtani for their starting pitcher in this contest, who boasts a 2.91 ERA and allowing 21 earned runs while striking out 90 batters while covering 65 innings of work.
Over the last five seasons, the Astros are 4-9 when traveling against division rivals. On home turf at Minute Maid Park this season they have gone undefeated; looking to extend that streak on Friday when facing their fans in front of home.
The Angels are fighting to earn a wild card spot in the playoffs, while the Astros are looking to surpass the Texas Rangers in the AL West and this game could be one of the deciding factors.
Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros Game Information
- Date: 06/02/2023
- Time: 08:10 PM ET
- Location: Minute Maid Park.
- How to Watch Angels vs Astros:MLB.TV
- Live Stream: MLB.TV
Angels vs Astros Betting Lines
Astros are -129 according to our Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $77.52. On the other side, Angels are +119 according to the Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $119.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Astros at a 56.33% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Angels have 45.66% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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