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Baseball Matchup - Houston Astros Los Angeles Angels Odds Preview

Los Angeles AngelsHouston Astros
May 9, 8:10 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros Odds

11-22TEAM RECORD10-24

Houston will look to improve on its 10-24 record when take on Los Angeles, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Thursday.

Houston sends Lucas Harrell out against Jason Vargas for the Angels in this game. Harrell is 3-3 with a 5.03 ERA on the season, while Vargas is 1-3 on the year and has a 3.72 ERA.

View LA Angels vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors were 140 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 9 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 11-rated Angels taking on the American League's No. 14-rated Astros in this contest.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Angels rank No. 4 in the American League at 9.2 hits per game. That compares with Houston’s No. 11 ranking in that category.

Los Angeles brings the American League's No. 13-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Astros' league No. 15-ranked defense.

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. Los Angeles didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 3-1 to Houston on Wednesday at Minute Maid Park.

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
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 Astros Trends:
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 Angels at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels' 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