The forecast for Saturday's Astros vs. Angels game calls for clear skies and temperatures in the low 70s. First pitch from Angel Stadium of Anaheim is set for 10:07 PM ET. BSW is carrying this one on TV.

The Astros are the heavy favorite on the money line, with their odds sitting at -156 compared to the Angels at +133. The over/under line is currently 8.5 runs, and Hunter Brown will start for the Astros, while the Angels are going with Tyler Anderson. Houston is 3rd in the AL West, while the Angels are 5th.


The Pick: Los Angeles Angels Moneyline +133

This game will be played at Angel Stadium of Anaheim at 10:07 ET on Saturday, June 8th.


  • We have the Angels winning by a score of 5 to 4
  • If you're looking for a run line pick, we also like the Angels to cover
  • As for an over/under pick, we have this game finishing with 9 runs and like the over

The most recent game o of this Astros vs Angels series took place on Tuesday night. Houston cruised to a 7-1 win, picking up their second win in the last three games of this series. Heading into the game, the Astros were favored at -161 on the money line.

Framber Valdez pitched well for the Astros in this one, going nine innings and giving up just one run. He finished the game with eight strikeouts but issued a season-high five walks. On the other side, Griffin Canning got the start for the Angels, going just 6 1/3 innings and giving up three runs.

Yainer Diaz was the difference for the Astros' offense, as he went 3/5 with a home run and three RBIs. Jose Abreu and Yordan Alvarez each drove in two for Houston's lineup.

Astros Records & Stats

Houston is 29-35 overall this season, and they are 6.5 games behind the Mariners for the AL West lead. So far, they have gone 14-11 in AL West matchups. The Astros are on the road today, and they are 2nd in the AL West.

At home, the Astros have gone 17-18 this year, and they are 12-17 on the road. This season, the Astros have really struggled as the favorite, going 23-28. As for their record as the underdog, it is 6-7 this year. Houston has won two straight on the road, and they are 7-13 as the road favorite this year. The Astros' overall series record is 9-10-1.

The Astros have been a tough team to bet on this season, as they are just 27-37 against the run line. They have been slightly better on the road, going 12-17 against the run line, compared to 15-20 at home. They have won two straight against the run line on the road and are 7-6 as the underdog.

When the Astros play on the road, the over/under line is set at 8.5 runs, and their games have averaged 8.8 runs per game. Overall, Houston has a 23-38 over/under record this season, and when the line is set at 8.5 runs, they are 5-12. The Astros have played 30 games with over/under lines higher than 8.5 runs, which accounts for 46.9% of their games. Their games have gone under the 8.5-run line in 17 games this season, and the under has hit in their last two games.

Hunter Brown gets the start for the Astros today and comes in with a record of 1-5 and ERA of 6.18. So far, he has made 11 starts, and opponents are batting .270 this year. Brown has made 12 appearances and has a WHIP of 1.57. In his 11 starts, he has turned in four quality starts. Looking back at his last outing, Brown finished with a no-decision after giving up three earned runs in six innings of work. He did give up a homer in that outing. Brown has given up at least one homer in three straight starts.

Over the past 10 games, Yordan Alvarez has been on fire for the Astros, going 16/39 with three homers and nine RBIs. This has helped him move into 2nd on the team's home run list and 3rd in RBIs. Kyle Tucker is currently 12th in the league in RBIs (40) and is 2nd in the MLB with 19 homers. Tucker is also batting .266 and has an excellent on-base percentage of .395. Alex Bregman has also been on a tear of late, going 14/35 with five homers in his last nine games.

As a team, the Astros are the league's best team at avoiding strikeouts and have the 2nd best team batting average in the MLB. Overall, they are 3rd in home runs and are 4th in slugging percentage. Houston is averaging 4.4 runs per game and have been even better at home, putting up 4.8 runs per contest.

Angels Records & Stats

With an overall record of 24-39, the Angels are 5th in the AL West, 11 games behind the Mariners for the division lead. So far, they have gone just 4-6 in AL West matchups. The Angels have struggled at home this season, going 10-22, and they are just above .500 at 14-17 on the road.

So far, the Angels have really struggled in day games, going 5-17 this season. As the underdog, Los Angeles is 23-35 this year compared to 1-4 as the favorite. The Angels overall series record is 5-14-1, and they are 0-1 in their current series vs. the Astros. Heading into today's game, the Angels are 4-6 over their last 10 games.

While the Angels have a losing run differential on the season, they have been a solid bet on the run line, going 36-27. They have been especially good on the run line on the road, going 20-11. They have been a poor bet on the run line as the favorite, going 0-5, but as the underdog, they are 36-22. Their average run differential in winning games is +3.5, while in losing games, it is -3.6.

When the Angels are at home this season, the over/under line has been set at 8.5 runs for 26 of their 63 games, or 41.3% of the time. Their games have averaged 8.9 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 33-29 overall. The under has hit in five straight games for the Angels.

Left-hander Tyler Anderson gets the start for the Angels today as he faces off against the Astros. He has made 12 starts this season and has a record of 5-5 with an ERA of 2.37. Anderson's WHIP for the season is currently 1.13. In his last outing, he finished with a no-decision, going 6 2/3 innings and giving up one earned run on five hits. Before that, he had won two straight starts. One of those wins came against the Astros, where he gave up just one earned run in eight innings of work. Opponents are batting .192 off Anderson this season.

So far this season, the Angels offense has been a bit of a mixed bag, as they are one of the league's top home run hitting teams, but they are just 22nd in runs per game at 4 runs per contest. As a team, they are batting just .235, which is 15th in the league, and their on-base percentage of .297 is also near the bottom of the league. Over their last seven games, Zach Neto has gone 6/25 with a home run and five RBIs.

Both Jo Adell and Taylor Ward come into the game tied for the team lead in home runs, but Adell is batting just .194 for the season, and Ward is at .254. Ward has also driven in the most runs for the Angels this season. Adell is on a three-game hitting streak but is just 2/23 in his last eight games. Mike Trout is also near the top of the team's home run leaderboard, but he is batting just .220 this season.