Angels vs Astros, Prediction, Odds & Best Bets: Hitters Come Alive in Houston

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The Angels take on the Astros in Houston tonight for game 2 of a three game series.

Last night the Astros took down the visitors from Los Angeles in dominant fashion. Houston was up 10-2 after just 4 innings, and ended up winning the game 11-3.

They outhit the Angels 15-7, and Justin Verlander looked great in his 6 innings at Minute Maid Park.

Tonight we have Tyler Anderson against J.P. France, and I’ve already found a couple edges I love.

Angels vs Astros Game Information

Angels Astros Prediction Best Bets August 12

Matchup Information

  • Venue & Location: Minute Maid Park (Houston, TX)
  • Date: Saturday, August, 12th, 2023
  • First Pitch: 7:15pm Eastern
  • Broadcast: FOX

Pitching Matchup

  • Los Angeles Angels: Tyler Anderson (5-3, 4.92 ERA)
  • Houston Astros: J.P. France (8-3, 2.75 ERA)

Betting Odds

Odds courtesy of Bovada.


  • Angels +1.5 (-130)
  • Astros -1.5 (+110)


  • Angels +142
  • Astros -172


  • Over 9.5 (-110)
  • Under 9.5 (-110)

Angels vs Astros Prediction & Best Bets

This is a big game in the AL West. The Astros sit 2.5 games behind the Rangers and are fighting for the 2nd Wild Card spot.

The Angels are 6.5 games out of a playoff spot, and with each game, they can see their hopes shrink.

I don’t think they get the job done tonight, and I like the Astros to show the league that they are real contenders tonight.

Player Props

Mickey Moniak Hit (-162) Bovada

Angels Astros Prediction Best Bets August 12

Moniak bats a staggering .333 against RHP this year, and he does incredibly well against France.

In 3 at bats, Moniak has 3 singles and is batting 1.000.

He hits in 66% of home games this year, and has 16 of 17 doubles and all 12 HR against RHP this year.

I’ve laid the juice on Moniak to get a hit before at -165, and I’m confident in him to do it again today.

He was 0/4 last night and 0/3 the night before that, so what a great time for him to get back on track.

Alex Bregman over 1.5 HRR (-125) Bovada

Angels Astros Prediction Best Bets August 12

Bregman has cleared this HRR line in 53% of home games this year, and Tyler Andersen struggles against RHP. He allows them to batt .288, and Bregman does well against him historically.

In 7 AB, Bregman is 3/7 with 2 HR and a double. He has 4 total RBIs and 3 Walks against Andersen. Batting fourth in the lineup, this is a perfect spot for Bregman to either knock someone in, or get on base to do it himself.

I love him to get an RBI hit tonight and cash this in one swing of the bat.

Bonus Bet: Bregman Over 1.5 Bases (+124) Bovada

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Nate Hornung
Nate Hornung

Nate has been a recreational sports bettor for about 5 years. In that time, he has grown to love the pursuit of winners and sticking it to The Man. Nate loves data and uses his understanding of numbers to help him be a more profitable sports gambler, however he will be the first to tell you this game is about more than just stats.

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