The Los Angeles Angels are a team loaded with top-flight talent on their roster, but they’ve lacked the depth necessary to keep them afloat in the AL West in recent years. Mike Trout, Shohei Ohtani, and Anthony Rendon have all battled injuries of their own the past few seasons, but they figure to enter 2022 at full health.
Trout has not played a full season since 2016 and the Angels need him to be able to compete in the division. Ohtani is coming off a spectacular and unprecedented MVP season, excelling at both the plate and on the mound.
Rendon, once viewed as a model of consistency, missed most of 2021. All three men will be key as the Angels attempt to reach the .500 mark for the first time since 2015.
The Angels made some big moves prior to the MLB lockout, inking closer Raisel Iglesias to a long-term deal and Noah Syndergaard to a one-year pact. They have also made some moves to provide depth by adding pitcher Michael Lorenzen, catcher Kurt Suzuki, and reliever Aaron Loup.
Los Angeles Angels Top Betting Odds 2022
Los Angeles Angels MLB betting odds are current as of March 21 at 4:30 p.m. ET.
- World Series Winners: +3000
- Win American League pennant: +1500
- Win American League West title: +400
- 2022 Win Total Over/Under: 84.5 (-110)
The Astros head into the regular season as a team many believe will win the AL West with ease, but they’ve lost some key players that have enabled them to make the playoffs for the better half of the last decade.
The Angels at full health can compete with Houston, but health remains a big ‘if’ with question marks throughout their roster.
In a league context, the American League is packed with top-tier teams like the Yankees, Blue Jays, and White Sox. The Angels will need a lot to break their way if they want to compete for a pennant.
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Angels Futures Bets 2022
UNDER 84.5 Wins (-110) at Caesars
WAGER: 2 Units
I do not see the Angels staying healthy enough to reach this mark. It’s entirely possible that even if Shohei Ohtani, Mike Trout, and Anthony Rendon play a good chunk of the season, they are not a .500 team.
On a team with too many question marks to count, I am backing the Under 84.5 wins on their season win total.
Angels To Win American League West (+400) at FanDuel
WAGER: 0.5 Units
With the Houston Astros having tons of question marks and aging stars on their roster, the Angels are a real possibility to slip into the mix.
The Seattle Mariners are on an upward trend with young players like Jarred Kelenic and Julio Rodriguez figuring to make an impact in 2022. However, they do not have the major-league ready talent that the Angels possess right now.
The A’s are in the middle of a rebuild after trading Chris Bassitt, Matt Chapman, and Matt Olson. The Rangers have made moves, signing both Corey Seager and Marcus Semien to massive deals, but they still don’t have the supplementary pieces to compete for a division title.
Angels Player Prop Bets 2022
Shohei Ohtani To Win AL Cy Young (+2200) at DraftKings
WAGER: 0.25 Units
Shohei Ohtani put together his first fully healthy season since coming over from Japan, and dazzled on the mound to the tune of a 3.18 ERA. Ohtani might not pitch enough innings to fully embed himself in the Cy Young conversation, but if he has a schedule that allows him to pitch more often in 2022, expect him to be in the mix.
I like the +2200 odds on an excellent pitcher. There is some injury risk here, but at such great odds, I like a small wager.
Mike Trout To Win AL MVP (+400) at DraftKings
WAGER: 0.5 Units
When healthy, Mike Trout is the best player in all of baseball. Of course, there are question marks with him, but if he is able to stay healthy, I like the odds here.
Trout’s teammate Shohei Ohtani is the only American League player with stronger odds to win AL MVP right now, but I like Trout here at +400 a tad more.
It might sound strange to say that Trout has upside, but from a betting perspective, he might have the most of any player in the league.