Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels Pick – MLB July 12, 2022

The Houston Astros are in Anaheim for a three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels. They are going into Angel Stadium following two wins in three attempts in Oakland. Houston opened with an 8-3 win on Friday night, but the intensity wasn’t there for them the next day.

The A’s stole a 3-2 win on Saturday, though the Astros pulled free for a 6-1 win in the rubber match Sunday. They are clear in the AL West at 56-29 and a 12-game lead on the Seattle Mariners.

The Astros have made it look easy in this division with no competition. I like what the Mariners have done recently, but they still have a serious deficit to contend with approaching the All-Star Game.

There was some bad news for the Astros regarding Yordan Alvarez. He was placed on the injured list with a hand injury. The Astros wanted to avoid the worst, but his hand kept swelling, and they had no other option.

Alvarez was swinging a hot bat, but he had to sit down. That removes a .306 average and 26 home runs out of the lineup for the Astros. Tough break, but the Astros must move on and should be fine with their current offense.

The Angels are on another losing skid, as they look to end a three-game losing streak on Tuesday.

If there is one team that has been the most disappointing this season it has to be the Angels. They were looking forward to having Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani on the field together, but the results as a team aren’t following.

It doesn’t matter who’s in the lineup or rotation, the Angels are unable to win games consistently. In their most recent series, the Orioles got the sweep at Camden Yards.

The Angels scored no runs on Sunday afternoon in another sad offensive display. They were held to 1 run in two of three games in Baltimore. Not acceptable for a lineup that has Ohtani and Trout.

Head below for our free Astros vs. Angels prediction on July 12, 2022.

Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels Live Betting Odds:

MLB Odds Courtesy of Bovada:
Team Spread Moneyline Total
Houston Astros -1.5 (+125) -130 Over 8.5 (-105)
LA Angels +1.5 (-145) +110 Under 8.5 (-115)
Team Data Houston Astros LA Angels
Overall Record 56-29 38-49
Away/Home Record 29-17 21-23
Batting Average .241 .230
Batting Average Away/Home .235 .248
Runs Per 9 4.65 4.06
Team ERA 2.97 3.94
Team ERA Away/Home 3.14 3.67

Astros vs. Angels Prediction:

Noah Syndergaard is expected to have the keys to the mound on Tuesday night. While Syndergaard hasn’t been in perfect form, he’s not responsible for the Angels’ problems this season. During a solid campaign, Syndergaard would have been a nice depth piece in the rotation.

Syndergaard is entering Angel Stadium with an ERA of 3.84 and a 1.17 WHIP.

He has been a liability on the road, though his work at Angel Stadium is encouraging. Across 27.1 innings, Syndergaard has an ERA of 5.96 and a 1.48 WHIP on the road.

Syndergaard has done everything right at home this season. He’s going to the mound with an ERA of 2.62 and a 0.99 WHIP.

In his most recent performance, Syndergaard held pretty well in Miami at LoanDepot Park. The offense didn’t come through, a common theme for the Angels.

Syndergaard conceded 5 hits and 2 earned runs in a 2-1 loss to the Marlins.

Syndergaard yielded 1 or 2 earned runs in four of his previous six starts. He should appreciate not having to contend with Alvarez in this lineup tonight.

Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends:


  • Record (Last 10): 8-2
  • 11-1 overall in their previous 12 games versus a right-handed starter
  • 8-2 overall in their previous ten games after a win
  • 4-1 overall in their previous five games on the road
  • 37-16 overall in their previous 53 games on a Tuesday
  • OVER is 7-1 in their previous eight first game of a series


  • Record (Last 10): 2-8
  • 6-15 overall in their previous 21 games at home
  • 9-26 overall in their previous 35 games after a loss
  • 8-24 overall in their previous 32 games versus a right-handed starter
  • UNDER is 7-1 in their previous eight first game of a series
  • UNDER is 5-1-1 in their previous seven games at home

  • Luis Garcia brings an ERA of 3.81 and a 1.09 WHIP to the party on Tuesday night. He hasn’t been in his best form recently, with an ERA of 4.86 and a 1.26 WHIP in his previous 18.1 frames.

    Garcia is coming off a shaky spot with 8 hits and 5 earned runs allowed to the Royals.

    The loss of Alvarez in the Astros’ lineup should be evident in this one. That’s a big loss that can’t be understated. Syndergaard has been strong at home this season and should have a good feel for the ‘Stros.

    After a poor showing at Baltimore, expect the Angels to show some pride and keep this one close, at least. The runline at +1.5 on the Angels is where I’m pointing at Angel Stadium in the series opener.


    Astros vs. Angels Pick
    LA ANGELS +1.5
Kyle E / Author

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