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MLB BASEBALL

Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels

The fans at Angel Stadium will be treated to a game between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Angels when they take their seats on Sunday.

The Astros will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Brett Oberholtzer in this game. Oberholtzer has a 2-1 record and a 0.87 ERA this season.

The Angels will counter Oberholtzer with Jason Vargas. Lefthander Vargas has a 3.86 ERA to go along with a 6-5 record this season.

In their last action, Houston was a 6-5 loser on the road against the Angels. Bettors on Los Angeles at -190 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Team records:
Houston: 40-82 SU
Los Angeles: 55-67 SU

Houston most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Texas are 1-9
After playing LA Angels are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
Houston is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
Houston is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games on the road
Houston is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of LA Angels's last 9 games at home
LA Angels are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels's last 6 games when playing at home against Houston

Next up:
Houston at Texas, Monday, August 19
LA Angels home to Cleveland, Monday, August 19