Houston Astros host Los Angeles Angels in baseball action

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

Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday as host Houston battles the Los Angeles Angels in baseball odds action.

The Astros will turn to Bud Norris and his 3-3 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Angels send Joe Blanton (0-5) to the hill.

View LA Angels vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those going with the Astros in this one found them listed as moneyline underdogs of +131 at TopBet for Monday's contest. The total was hovering near 9.5 at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The Astros sit at No. 14 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Angels sit at an American League No. 11 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Houston's No. 12-rated American League offense, averaging 3.9 runs per game, against a Angels defense that ranks No. 14 in the American League at 5.2 in runs allowed per game. The Astros have averaged 8.5 hits per game so far, less than Angels batters have averaged on the year (9.2 hits per game).

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 a 7-6 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Astros. That made winners of bettors who got Houston at +159 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. C.J. Wilson did his job in a losing cause last time out against Houston, striking out 12 in a 7-6 loss on Tuesday at Minute Maid Park.

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing Houston are 6-3
After a loss are 4-6

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing LA Angels are 5-5
After playing LA Angels are 3-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Angels at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels' last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels' last 7 games when playing Houston
LA Angels are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games when playing LA Angels
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
LA Angels at Houston, Thursday, May 9