Free Pick Breakdown Angels v. Astros (4/7/2022) - Taking Vegas



Free Pick Breakdown Angels v. Astros (4/7/2022)

By TakingVegas Staff Writer
April 5, 2022

Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels 9:30pm EST

Line: Angels (-120)

MLB Opening Day 2022 In Anaheim Brings us The Los Angeles Angels skippered by Joe Maddon in his 18th year vs The American League Defending Champion and World Series Loser Dusty Baker’s Houston Astros. Baker lining up for the 22nd year still searching for a tittle.

The Shohei Ohtani show Gets the 2022 Start For The Angels. Last Year the Righthander Ohtani started 23 Games with a 9-2 Record and 3.18 era in an MVP Season. The Righty started twice vs Houston, pitching 10 innings giving up 13 hits and 7 runs , 6 coming in the second start.

Framber Valdez The Lefty get the opening day start for the American League Champions. Twenty Two starts last year , 11-6 3.14 earning him a shot as a number one or two starter for the Astros. Houston has won 9 in a row on opening day and started 2021 strong going 8-1 to start the last campaign. The Angels are 1-7 on opening day but started 2021 7-3 at home.

The Angels will be a healthy team to start the season something that was an issue last year. Mike Trout arguably the number one player in MLB is back healthy and looking to hit .350 with 40 Home Runs and 130 RBI’s. Anthony Rendon looks to rebound and prove his big 2021 contract was worth it. Then there is the 2021 MVP Ohtani. The 4th year player looks even stronger this year and only health will keep him from another Superstar Season.

Altuve, Brantley and Bregman man the line up for the Astros. The Loss of Correa will be a factor but the veteran Diaz at  SS replacing Correa is going to be a fine stop gap. Look for pitching to dominate in the big leagues again in 2022 as the new rules will be in place for 2023.Playing Under the posted total in the first 100 games will clear you a profit for the Month of April.

In Game One Houston vs LA Angels look for Los Angeles to get off to a winning start with a 5-2 Victory

1* Free Pick: LA Angels (-120)