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Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros

The Los Angeles Angels will be trying to extend a winning streak on Friday when they take on the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.

The Angels will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Jason Vargas in this game. Vargas has a 8-6 record and a 3.76 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Astros will be Dallas Keuchel. The lefthander has a 4.66 ERA to go along with a 5-7 record this season.

The Angels were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Blue Jays. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -119 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Houston was a 6-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Mariners. They won as +138 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Current streak:
Los Angeles has won 3 straight games.
Houston has won 3 straight games.

Team records:
Los Angeles: 70-76 SU
Houston: 50-96 SU

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Houston most recently:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing LA Angels are 6-4
After playing Seattle are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
LA Angels are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games on the road
LA Angels are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
LA Angels are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston's last 10 games
Houston is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing LA Angels
Houston is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home
Houston is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against LA Angels

Next up:
Houston home to LA Angels, Saturday, September 14