Dallas Keuchel vs Garrett Richards matchup featured in MLB action
Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels Odds
The Los Angeles Angels look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Astros arrive at Angel Stadium on Saturday.
The Angels will rely on Garrett Richards to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Dallas Keuchel will be his counterpart for the Astros. Garrett Richards is 2-3 this season, and Dallas Keuchel is 5-5.
The visitors were +-178 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.
The Angels - Astros odds would favor the Angels if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Los Angeles is rated No. 9 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Houston is at No. 15 in the American League.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Los Angeles owns the No. 4 ranking for hits in the American League at 9.1 per game. By contrast, the Astros are rated No. 15 in the same category at 7.9 per game.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Los Angeles has the American League's No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the American League's No. 15 mark in runs allowed.
Houston won its last outing, an 8-2 result against the Angels on August 16. Bettors who backed the Astros at +167 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Astros grabbed a win last time out, defeating Jerome Williams and the Angels 8-2 on Friday at Angel Stadium.
Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing LA Angels are 7-3
After playing LA Angels are 4-6
After a win are 1-9
Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7
A few Astros at Angels trends to consider:
Houston is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
Houston is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Houston is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Angels' last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels' last 7 games
LA Angels are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games
LA Angels are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games at home
Houston at LA Angels, Sunday, August 18