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MLB BASEBALL

Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros

The Los Angeles Angels and the Houston Astros will meet on the field at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday in a battle of division rivals.

Joe Blanton will be the starting pitcher for the Angels on this day. Righthander Blanton is 0-5 this season with a 5.97 ERA.

It'll be Bud Norris toeing the rubber for the Astros in this contest. Righthander Norris is 3-3 with a 3.89 ERA so far this season.

The Angels were a 7-6 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Astros. That made winners of bettors who got Houston at +159 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors.

Current streak:
Los Angeles has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
Los Angeles: 11-21 SU
Houston: 9-24 SU

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing Houston are 6-3
After a loss are 4-6

Houston most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing LA Angels are 5-5
After playing LA Angels are 3-6
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels's last 7 games when playing Houston
LA Angels are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games when playing LA Angels
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Houston home to LA Angels, Thursday, May 9