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Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels Betting Preview

Los Angeles AngelsHouston Astros
June 29, 4:10 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros Odds

37-43TEAM RECORD30-50

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

The Astros will rely on Jordan Lyles to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Joe Blanton will be his counterpart for the Angels. Jordan Lyles is 4-2 this season, and Joe Blanton is 1-10.

View LA Angels vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Houston sat as +109 underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 9.5, according to 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 10-rated Angels taking on the American League's No. 15-rated Astros in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Houston's American League No. 13-ranked scoring average of 3.8 runs per game, against a Angels offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.6 runs per game in the league. The Astros have averaged 8 hits per game to date this season, less than the Angels hitters have managed (9.2 per nine innings).

Defensively, Los Angeles features the American League's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.6 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the American League at home, scoring 3.9 runs per game.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Astros on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Angels at -133 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Angels enjoyed a 4-2 victory at the expense of the Astros on Friday, with Jerome Williams throwing 6 1/3 innings of 5-hit ball at Minute Maid Park.

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 3-7
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing LA Angels are 8-2
After playing LA Angels are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Angels at Astros trends to consider:
LA Angels are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games on the road
LA Angels are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
LA Angels are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing Houston
Houston is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Houston's last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Houston's last 16 games at home
Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
LA Angels at Houston, Sunday, June 30