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Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros Odds
A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Los Angeles duelling Houston on Sunday at Minute Maid Park.
Houston sends Lucas Harrell out against C.J. Wilson for the Angels in this game. Harrell is 5-8 with a 4.84 ERA on the season, while Wilson is 7-5 on the year and has a 3.88 ERA.
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Astros as +145 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 9 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.
The Astros sit at No. 15 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Angels sit at an American League No. 10 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 14 ranked American League offense (3.8 runs per game) against a Angels defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 13 in the American League at 4.6 runs allowed per game. The Astros have been averaging 7.9 hits per game, less than the Angels have managed so far this season (9.2 hits on average).
Comparing defensive stats, Los Angeles owns the American League's No. 10-rated road mark, allowing 4.6 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.
The Angels were a 7-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Astros. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -149 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for UNDER bettors. Los Angeles got the job done in their last match in a 7-2 victory over Houston on Saturday at Minute Maid Park behind starter Joe Blanton.
Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 4-5
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a win are 7-3
Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
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
LA Angels are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games on the road
LA Angels are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Houston's last 18 games
Houston is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing LA Angels
Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
LA Angels home to St. Louis, Tuesday, July 2
Houston home to Tampa Bay, Monday, July 1