The Los Angeles Angels and Houston Astros conclude their three game series today. The Angels did drop two of three games to the Texas Rangers prior to this matchup with Houston but other than that, Los Angeles has been very consistent. It’s been a welcome sight for many around the organization as they hope to remain competitive all season long. Going forward, it’s crucial for the Angels to remain in contention as they do have some major questions to answer as the season goes along. Houston on the other hand has been a little up and down and while the defending champions haven’t looked the part but there is still plenty of time to turn things in the right direction.
Date: Wednesday, May 10th, 2023
Time: 4:07 p.m. EST
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California
Team Records: Houston Astros (17-18), Los Angeles Angels (20-16)
Projected Starting Pitchers:
Christian Javier (2-1, 3.54 ERA) vs Griffin Canning (2-0, 5.31 ERA)
What to Watch:
The Angels are throwing out Griffin Canning in this one and it has been an up and down season for him so far. Canning does have some nice stuff on the mound but has struggled to stay consistent with it over the course of an entire game. Los Angeles is going to need a stronger performance out of him than he put forth the last time out. His final stat line was him giving up five earned runs over six innings with three walks as well so getting into a rhythm early will be key for him. For the Angels to have success, Canning is going to need to limit the damage from this Houston offense that can explode for runs any game out.
Los Angeles can throw out a strong lineup to support Canning with guys like Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani so if he can keep his pitch count down and keep command, it could be a great day for the home team today
Game Prediction: Los Angeles Angels 5, Houston Astros 0
I like the Angels to shut out the Astros here today behind a really great showing from Canning as he gets them a win.
Odds Presented By Betfred Sportsbook
Spread – Houston Astros -1.5 (+135) / Los Angeles Angels +1.5 (-160)
Moneyline – Houston Astros -125 / Los Angeles Angels +105
Total – 9.0 – Over (-125) / Under (+105)
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