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Baseball odds preview - Los Angeles vs. Houston

Los Angeles AngelsHouston Astros
May 7, 8:10 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros Odds

11-20TEAM RECORD8-24

The Houston Astros will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Los Angeles Angels invade Minute Maid Park on Tuesday.

It's a pitching duel between Jordan Lyles for the Astros (0-0 on the year) and C.J. Wilson for Los Angeles (3-0 so far).

View LA Angels vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Astros as +190 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Astros at No. 14 in the American League and the Angels at No. 11 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 12 ranked American League offense (3.8 runs per game) against a Angels defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 14 in the American League at 5.2 runs allowed per game. The Astros have been averaging 8.5 hits per game, less than the Angels have managed so far this season (9.2 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Houston has the American League's No. 15-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Angels own the American League's No. 14 mark in runs allowed.

The Angels were an 8-4 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Orioles. That made winners of bettors who got Baltimore at +118 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors. Los Angeles looks to rebound from a loss to the Orioles, who beat them 8-4 on Sunday behind a start from Jason Hammel at Angel Stadium.

The Astros were a 9-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -270 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. Houston didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by in a losing cause, 9-0, against Detroit on Sunday.

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 4-5
After playing Baltimore are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing LA Angels are 5-4
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

A few Angels at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of LA Angels' last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels' last 7 games
LA Angels are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels' last 6 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing LA Angels
Houston is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing LA Angels

Next up:
LA Angels at Houston, Wednesday, May 8