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Los Angeles Sends Matt Shoemaker vs Brett Oberholtzer in Houston Astros vs Angels Game

Houston Astros

vs

Los Angeles Angels
Thursday, July 03, 2014 10:05 PM ET
Angel Stadium

The Los Angeles Angels battle the visiting Houston Astros on Thursday in MLB betting odds action at Angel Stadium.

Matt Shoemaker will take the mound for the Los Angeles Angels, and he'll carry a 5-2 record into the contest. Brett Oberholtzer gets the ball for the Houston Astros; he's 2-6 so far this season.

Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Houston Astros before the first pitch in this match found them as 135-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 8.5 earlier at TopBet.

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Computer Prediction: Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5-3.5 win for the Angels on Thursday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 5-3.5 result in favor of the Angels today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Los Angeles Angels bring a 47-36 record to the battle against the 36-50 Astros. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Houston injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Los Angeles Angels rated this week at No. 21 and the Houston Astros sitting at No. 4.

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How Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels Stats Matchup

At the plate, Los Angeles owns the No. 4 ranking for hits at 9.14 per game. By contrast, the Houston Astros are rated No. 29 in the same category at 7.83 per game.

Defensively, Houston features the No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.18 runs per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 at home, scoring 4.8 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Astros were a 5-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Mariners. That made winners of bettors who got Seattle at -111 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Houston suffered a 5-2 loss against Seattle on Wednesday, as Brad Peacock wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Minute Maid Park.

Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the White Sox on July 2. Bettors who backed the White Sox at +146 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Angels hope to make more contact than they did in their start against John Danks, who struck out 10 batters in 3-2 loss on Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Field.

Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels Betting Odds Trends

Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 10 games
Houston is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Houston is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing LA Angels
LA Angels is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels's last 7 games
LA Angels is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
LA Angels is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing Houston

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Los Angeles, Friday, July 4th