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MLB BASEBALL

Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels

The Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Angels will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Angel Stadium.

The Astros will give the ball to starter Brad Peacock in this one. Righthander Peacock is 1-4 this season with a 6.29 ERA.

It'll be Jerome Williams toeing the rubber for the Angels in this contest. Righthander Williams is 4-8 with a 5.52 ERA so far this season.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 5-0 loser as they battled the Athletics on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at -245 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were an 8-4 winner as they battled the Yankees on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Angels at +101 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Team records:
Houston: 39-81 SU
Los Angeles: 54-66 SU

Houston most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing LA Angels are 7-3
After playing Oakland are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

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

Next up:
LA Angels home to Houston, Saturday, August 17