The Los Angeles Angels are set to take on the Houston Astros on May 20, 2024, in a highly anticipated matchup at Minute Maid Park. The first pitch is scheduled for 8:10 PM under a clear sky. Reid Detmers will lead the pitching for the Angels, carrying an ERA of 5.185, while Framber Valdez, with an ERA of 2.945, will take the mound for the Astros.

In the 2024 AL West Division standings, the Angels are currently 14th with a record of 18-29, translating to a winning percentage of .38. They hold a divisional record of 2-1, ranked 5th in their division, and have accumulated 4 victories in their last 10 games, riding a W1 streak. Their performance includes 6 home wins against 16 losses and a slightly better road record of 12 wins to 13 losses. The Angels have scored a total of 203 runs while conceding 233.

The Astros, on the other hand, stand 11th in the AL West with a 21-26 record (.45 winning percentage). Sporting a division record of 9-5, they are 3rd in the division. The Astros have notched 8 wins in their last 10 games and are also on a W1 streak. At Minute Maid Park, they maintain a balanced 13-13 home record, contrasted with an 8-13 road record. With 216 runs scored and 222 conceded, their battles are closely contested.

As for the betting odds, the Houston Astros are favored with a point spread of -1.5. The over/under for the game is set at 8.5, suggesting expectations for moderate scoring. For those favoring the underdog, the Angels have an attractive money line of +170, whereas the stronger Astros are positioned at -202. These figures imply a challenging but potentially rewarding game for bettors on both sides.