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Moneyline pick, best player prop for Angels vs. Astros on Monday

We go over some of the best betting options for Monday’s matchup between the Los Angeles Angels and Houston Astros.

Luis Garcia of the Houston Astros pitches in the first inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on May 05, 2021 in New York City. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

The Houston Astros will host the Los Angeles Angels in an American League West matchup on Monday. The Astros are second in the division with an 18-16 record, while the Angels are last at 15-18. Both teams can light it up at the plate, so this matchup could be interesting. Let’s go over some of the best betting options at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Angels vs. Astros, 8:00 p.m. ET, ESPN

Moneyline pick: Angels +155

The pitching battle in this game will be between Luis Garcia and Alex Cobb. Both starters struggled the last time these two teams met, but Cobb got a little more time to crash and burn. Cobb only managed to last 2 23 innings and gave up six hits and five runs while walking four batters. Garcia only threw 26 pitches and gave up a solo homer in 1 23 innings. Houston is leading the season series 4-2 and has outscored Los Angeles 41-21, so I’m rolling with the home team.

Player Prop: Justin Upton UO.5 hits (+122)

Upton has tallied 12 at-bats in his last five games and has only come away with one hit. The 33-year-old veteran is just 3-for-20 in May and six of his 21 hits have been home runs. If he doesn't go yard, he’s typically a bust. That’s why I’m willing to bite on this prop while he’s in a slump.

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