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    Yordan Alvarez and Shohei Ohtani face off in a battle between top-10 sluggers when the Houston Astros (89-49) and the Los Angeles Angels (60-78) play at 7:15 PM ET on Saturday. Alvarez has 31 home runs (10th in MLB) for the favored Astros (-139), and Ohtani ranks fifth in MLB play with 33 home runs this season for the underdog Angels (+117). Jose Urquidy gets the starting nod for Houston, and Ohtani is Los Angeles’ pick to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Astros vs. Angels

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 10, 2022
    • Game Time: 7:15 PM ET
    • Location: Houston, Texas
    • Stadium: Minute Maid Park
    Astros vs Angels Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Astros -139 7

    Astros Stats & Trends

    Astros Batting

    • The Astros rank fifth-best in MLB play with 178 total home runs.
    • The Astros have the 13th-ranked batting average in the majors (.244).
    • The Astros are 10th in the league with a .318 on-base percentage.
    • The Astros strike out 7.4 times per game, the second-fewest average in the league.
    • The Astros have hit 89 homers at home this season (1.3 per game).
    • The Astros are averaging 3.0 extra-base hits per game while slugging .430 in home contests.
    • At home this season the team averages 8.0 hits per game and is batting .249.

    Astros Key Batters

    • Alex Bregman has 34 doubles, 20 home runs and 78 walks while batting .266.
    • Among qualifying hitters, Bregman is 51st in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks 12th, and he is 33rd in slugging.
    • Alvarez leads Houston with 115 hits and an OBP of .394 this season.
    • Alvarez ranks 19th in batting average, fifth in on-base percentage and third in slugging among qualifying hitters.
    • Jose Altuve has an OPS of .891, fueled by an OBP of .374 and a team-best slugging percentage of .517 this season.
    • Kyle Tucker has been key for Houston with 119 hits, an OBP of .334 plus a slugging percentage of .472.

    Angels Stats & Trends

    Angels Batting

    • The Angels’ 163 home runs rank 10th in Major League Baseball.
    • The Angels have a team batting average of just .228 this season, which ranks 28th among MLB teams.
    • The Angels have an on-base percentage of .294 this season, which ranks 26th in the league.
    • The Angels rank last in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 9.7 whiffs per contest.
    • They’ve hit 71 homers, an average of 1.1 per game, in 67 road contests this season.
    • They have a team slugging percentage of .358 in away games this season with 165 extra-base hits.
    • They are averaging 7.3 base hits per game and batting .217 on the road this season.

    Angels Key Batters

    • Ohtani has accumulated a team-best OBP (.356) and slugging percentage (.535), while pacing the Angels in hits (132).
    • Including all qualifying hitters in the majors, Ohtani’s batting average places him 48th, his on-base percentage ranks 25th, and he is seventh in slugging.
    • Ohtani brings a two-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is hitting .227 with two doubles, three home runs, a walk and four RBI.
    • Mike Trout is batting .277 with 19 doubles, two triples, 33 home runs and 44 walks.
    • Taylor Ward has 15 doubles, two triples, 18 home runs and 53 walks while hitting .261.
    • Luis Rengifo is hitting .274 with 20 doubles, four triples, 11 home runs and 14 walks.

    Astros vs. Angels Probable Pitchers

    Urquidy Ohtani
    25 GS 0
    13-5 W-L 11-8
    3.51 ERA 2.58
    146.0 IP 136.0
    32 BB 33
    117 SO 181

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