On the evening of May 21, 2024, the Los Angeles Angels are slated to clash with the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park, with first pitch scheduled for 08:10 pm under expected light rain conditions.

Griffin Canning will start on the mound for the Angels, carrying a current ERA of 5.207, while the Astros will counter with Cristian Javier whose ERA stands at 3.228. As the 2024 season unfolds, the Angels find themselves in 13th place within the AL West Division with a 19-29 record, indicating a .400 winning percentage and occupying the 4th spot in the division based on their 3-1 record against divisional opponents. They have achieved five wins in their last ten outings and are on a two-game winning streak. The Angels show a split in their home and away records, with 6-16 at home and an even 13-13 on the road. In terms of scoring, they have logged 212 runs but have given up 240.

On the other hand, the Astros are positioned just above the Angels, holding the 12th spot with a 21-27 record, reflecting a .440 winning percentage. With a divisional record of 9-6, they are third in the AL West. The Astros have posted seven wins in their last ten games, despite currently being on a one-game losing streak. Their home record stands at 13-14, and away performance is 8-13. In scoring terms, the Astros have notched 223 runs and conceded 231.

From a betting perspective, the point spread is set at -1.5, favoring the Astros, while the total runs (over/under) for the game is pegged at 8.5. Money line odds are placed at +178 for the Angels and -212 for the home side, the Astros. Such odds suggest a slight favoritism towards Houston, considering their recent form and better ERA of the starting pitcher.