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    Two of baseball’s top power hitters face off when the Los Angeles Angels (57-75) and the Houston Astros (85-47) play at 9:07 PM ET on Saturday at Angel Stadium. Shohei Ohtani has 30 homers (ninth in the majors) for the favored Angels (-134), and Yordan Alvarez ranks seventh in MLB play with 31 long balls this season for the Astros (+112). Los Angeles has Ohtani starting things off, and Houston counters with Luis Garcia.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Angels vs. Astros

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 3, 2022
    • Game Time: 9:07 PM ET
    • Location: Anaheim, California
    • Stadium: Angel Stadium
    Angels vs Astros Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Angels -134 8

    Angels Stats & Trends

    Angels Batting

    • The Angels are 12th in MLB play with 151 total home runs.
    • The Angels’ .228 batting average ranks 28th in the majors.
    • The Angels rank 26th in the league with an on-base percentage of .294.
    • The Angels’ 9.7 strikeouts per game are the most in baseball.
    • The Angels have hit 82 home runs at home this season (1.2 per game).
    • The Angels have a .404 slugging percentage and are averaging 2.7 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The team averages 7.8 hits per game and is batting .238 at home this season.

    Angels Key Batters

    • Ohtani leads Los Angeles with 127 hits and an OBP of .360, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .526.
    • Among qualified hitters in the majors, Ohtani ranks 48th in batting average, 24th in on-base percentage, and 10th in slugging.
    • Ohtani will look for his sixth straight game with a hit in this contest. In his last five games he is batting .450 with a double, three home runs, two walks and seven RBI.
    • Mike Trout has 18 doubles, two triples, 28 home runs and 42 walks while hitting .273.
    • Trout has picked up a hit in two games in a row. During his last five outings he is batting .350 with a double, a home run, a walk and two RBI.
    • Taylor Ward is batting .262 with a .442 slugging percentage and 47 RBI this year.
    • Ward brings a three-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .333 with a home run, a walk and two RBI.
    • Luis Rengifo has 11 home runs, 39 RBI and a batting average of .266 this season.

    Astros Stats & Trends

    Astros Batting

    • The Astros have hit 172 homers this season, which ranks fourth in the league.
    • The Astros have a team batting average of .245 this season, which ranks 13th among MLB teams.
    • The Astros have an on-base percentage of .318 this season, which ranks 10th in the league.
    • The Astros are one of the most disciplined teams at the plate this season, ranking second with an average of 7.4 strikeouts per game.
    • In 69 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 87 homers, an average of 1.3 per contest.
    • They have a team slugging percentage of .407 in away games this season with 219 extra-base hits.
    • In 69 road games this season, they have a batting average of .239 while averaging 8.3 base hits per contest.

    Astros Key Batters

    • Alex Bregman is hitting .266 with 34 doubles, 20 home runs and 73 walks.
    • Including all qualified hitters, Bregman ranks 57th in batting average, while his on-base percentage is 14th and he is 24th in slugging.
    • Alvarez paces his team with 111 hits and a .398 on-base percentage.
    • Alvarez is 14th in batting average, third in on-base percentage and third in slugging percentage in the big leagues.
    • Kyle Tucker is hitting .260 with 24 doubles, a triple, 22 home runs and 51 walks.
    • Jose Altuve’s .509 slugging percentage paces his team.

    Angels vs. Astros Probable Pitchers

    Ohtani Garcia
    0 GS 23
    11-8 W-L 11-8
    2.67 ERA 4.14
    128.0 IP 128.1
    33 BB 40
    176 SO 132
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