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Baseball Matchup - Houston Astros Los Angeles Angels Odds Preview

Los Angeles Angels

Houston Astros
2-4 April 07, 2014, 02:10 PM | Minute Maid Park 3-3

The Astros get a visit from the Los Angeles Angels in baseball action on Monday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Houston sends Jarred Cosart out against C.J. Wilson for the Angels in this game. Cosart is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA on the season, while Wilson is 0-1 on the year and has a 9.52 ERA. View Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros Odds and Stats.

Houston was a 144 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 8.5.

It's a baseball betting matchup between the No. 30-rated Astros and the league No. 20-ranked Angels, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 7-4 loser on the road against the Astros. Bettors on Houston at +147 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Angels endured a 7-4 loss at the hands of the Astros on Sunday, with Jered Weaver throwing 5 2/3 innings of 5-hit ball at Minute Maid Park.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Houston and its No. 19-rated batting order, averaging 3.33 runs per nine innings, against the No. 9 lineup of the Angels at 4.67 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Houston has the No. 20-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Angels own the No. 28 mark in runs allowed.

Next up:
Los Angeles at Seattle, Tuesday, April 8th
Houston at Toronto, Tuesday, April 8th