Astros open as moneyline underdog vs Angels
Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels Odds
The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Los Angeles and Houston on Saturday, with the host Angels trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.
Los Angeles sends Garrett Richards out against Lucas Harrell for the Astros in this game. Richards is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA on the season, while Harrell is 0-2 on the year and has a 7.84 ERA.
The Astros were listed as +-184 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.
The Angels - Astros odds would favor the Angels if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Los Angeles is rated No. 2 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Houston is at No. 12 in the American League.
How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Los Angeles and its American League No. 14-rated batting order, averaging 3.5 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 7 lineup of the Astros at 4.6 runs per outing.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Los Angeles has the American League's No. 14-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the American League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.
Last time out for Houston, they were a 5-0 winner as they battled the Angels on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Astros at +185 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Astros didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Los Angeles 5-0 on Friday at Angel Stadium.
Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing LA Angels are 4-3
After playing LA Angels are 3-3
After a win are 6-4
Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 3-4
After playing Houston are 4-2
After a loss are 3-7
A few Astros at Angels trends to consider:
Houston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing LA Angels
Houston is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels' last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels' last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels' last 6 games when playing Houston
LA Angels are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games
Houston at LA Angels, Sunday, April 14