Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros.
Angel Stadium (Anaheim).
One of the strongest teams in the MLB in recent years, the Houston Astros will begin the 2022 championship with a game in Anaheim against the Los Angeles Angels. The Angels are the underdogs of the last few seasons. Will the Astros win easily? Let's pick a few bets at once.Get Your Sign-Up Bonus!
The Angels can make the leap
Joe Maddon's third season at Angels could well see a breakthrough. In his second year with the Chicago Cubs, the legendary manager led the team to the playoffs. And in his third season with Tampa Bay, he led the Rays to the 2008 World Series. Now the Angels have a veritable collection of superstars, so a rise is very likely.
Shohei Ohtani, MVP of last year's World Series, will pitch in LA's 2022 regular-season opener. That says it all.
Houston are also among the favorites
The Astros, despite the scandal surrounding the team's cheating in the winning World Series, have no thought of falling apart. Moreover, last season the Texans again before the main series, where they lost to Atlanta in six games. The championship game could bring the Astros their 3rd straight final and 4th World Series in 5 years.
The starting pitcher for the upcoming game will be Framber Valdez. The 28-year-old lefty from the Dominican Republic was the team's best pitcher last season with a 3.14 ERA, 11 wins and just four losses.
Expert Betting Tips
The bookmakers consider the Angels to be the favorite for the upcoming game. But that seems to be a mistake. The odds are roughly even, but it appears to be a very "low-scoring" game, where Houston just might be more masterful in moments. Anaheim's 1 run win is possible, though.
- Handicap 2 (+1.0) for 1.70;
- Total Under 9 for 1.91;
- W2 and Total Uder 10.5 for 2.50.
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