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MLB BASEBALL

Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros

The fans at Minute Maid Park will be treated to a game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Houston Astros when they take their seats on Thursday.

The Angels will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Jason Vargas in this game. Vargas has a 1-3 record and a 3.72 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Astros will be Lucas Harrell. The righthander has a 5.03 ERA to go along with a 3-3 record this season.

The Angels were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Astros. That made winners of bettors who got Houston at +130 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Current streak:
Los Angeles has lost 4 straight games.
Houston has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Los Angeles: 11-22 SU
Houston: 10-24 SU

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Chi White Sox are 7-3
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

Houston most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing LA Angels are 4-6
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 9 games
LA Angels are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
LA Angels are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games
Houston is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games at home
Houston is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games at home

Next up:
LA Angels at Chi White Sox, Friday, May 10
Houston home to Texas, Friday, May 10