Astros vs Angels Picks and Odds (April 6)

  • The visiting Houston Astros are the -115 favorites to defeat the Los Angeles Angels in their American League game on Tuesday, April 6th
  • Robert Duff won his Sunday pick and is 1-1 on the season (-0.32 units won)
  • The Astros entered play Monday having lost five in a row to the Angels and four straight at LA

Is it too early to suggest that the race for the American League West Division title is going to be a contest between the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Angels?

The Astros began the season by sweeping the defending AL West champion Oakland Athletics. The Angels opened their campaign by taking three of four from the Chicago White Sox, touted by many pundits as AL Central favorites.

As these two powerhouses clash for an early-season series, it’s the Astros who are favored to come into LA and leave some fallen Angels in their wake. Houston is a -115 road favorite against the hometown Angels on Tuesday afternoon.

The Astros entered play Monday 4-0 both straight up and against the spread. All four of Houston’s games had gone over.

Tuesday’s game is slated for a 4:07pm ET first pitch at Angel Stadium. The MLB Network is carrying the broadcast.

Astros vs Angels Odds

Team Moneyline Runline Total at BetMGM
Houston Astros -115 -1.5 (+135) O 9.0 (-105)
Los Angeles Angels -105 +1.5 (-161) U 9.0 (-115)

Odds as of April 5th.

Injury Report

The Astros hope to have outfielder Michael Brantley back in the starting lineup for this game. He was struck on the right wrist by a 90.2 mph pitch in Saturday’s game against Oakland and was removed from the game with a bone bruise. X-rays for fractures proved negative.

The Angels gave pitcher/outfielder Shohei Ohtani Monday’s game off after he made his first start of the season on the mound on Sunday night. He’s expected to be back in the LA lineup for Tuesday’s game.

Bundy Comes In For Canning

This originally was to be Griffin Canning’s start. However, after warming up in the bullpen on Sunday, Canning was scratched. His start was pushed back to Thursday against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Bundy was the opening-day starter for the Angels. Though he didn’t figure in the decision, Bundy fanned six in six innings, allowing three runs.

Astros Career Stats vs Bundy

Jose Altuve 9 1 3 .444
Yordan Alvarez 6 1 3 .333
Michael Brantley 8 0 0 .375
Alex Bregman 10 0 1 .100
Jason Castro 6 0 0 .167
Carlos Correa 10 1 3 .300
Aledmys Diaz 12 2 2 .417
Roberl Garcia 0 0 0 .000
Yuli Gurriel 12 0 0 .167
Martin Maldonado 9 0 0 .111
Chas McCormick 0 0 0 .000
Myles Straw 1 0 0 .000
Kyle Tucker 3 0 1 .333

Bundy hasn’t fared well against the Astros over his career. He’s 0-3 lifetime in seven appearances, including six starts. Bundy shows a 4.46 ERA and 1.294 WHIP against Houston.

Overall, Bundy, who finished ninth in AL Cy Young Award voting last season, is 3-1 in his last four decisions. He made one appearance against Houston last season. Bundy allowed two earned runs in seven innings in a game won 6-5 by LA.

Greinke Impressive For Openers

Winning on opening day for the first time in his career, Greinke threw six scoreless innings in beating the A’s. He allowed only three hits, didn’t walk a batter and struck out four.

The victory was the 209th of Greinke’s MLB career. When he takes the mound Tuesday, the 2009 AL Cy Young Award-winner will be making his 461st start. That’s the most among active MLB pitchers.

Angels Career Stats vs Greinke

David Fletcher 9 0 1 .222
Dexter Fowler 9 0 0 .222
Jose Iglesias 2 0 0 .500
Juan Lagares 0 0 0 .000
Albert Pujols 11 1 2 .364
Anthony Rendon 8 0 0 .000
Jose Rojas 0 0 0 .000
Max Stassi 0 0 0 .000
Kurt Suzuki 5 1 2 .200
Mike Trout 6 0 0 .167
Justin Upton 9 1 2 .222
Jared Walsh 2 0 0 .500

Greinke has made 15 career starts against the Angels. He’s 6-5 with a 3.98 ERA.

Pick: Houston Astros (-115), 1 unit

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