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Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels Odds
The Los Angeles Angels will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Houston Astros invade Angel Stadium on Friday.
Bud Norris gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Astros on this day; he's 1-1 on the season. The Angels, meanwhile, will counter with Tommy Hanson, who will be looking to improve on his 1-0 mark.
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Angels as -200 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.
The Angels - Astros odds would favor the Angels if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Los Angeles is rated No. 2 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Houston is at No. 12 in the American League.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Astros rank No. 7 in the American League at 9.3 hits per game. That compares with Los Angeles’s No. 4 ranking in that category.
Houston brings the American League's No. 12-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Angels' league No. 13-ranked defense.
Last time out for Houston, they were an 8-3 winner as they battled the Mariners on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Astros at +155 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Houston got the job done in their last match in an 8-3 victory over Seattle on Wednesday at Safeco Field behind starter Brad Peacock.
The Angels were an 8-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at +132 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. Los Angeles didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 8-1 to Oakland on Thursday at Angel Stadium.
Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing LA Angels are 3-3
After playing Seattle are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 3-3
After playing Oakland are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
A few Astros at Angels trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing LA Angels
Houston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Houston is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels' last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels' last 5 games when playing Houston
LA Angels are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games at home
Houston at LA Angels, Saturday, April 13