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Baseball Matchup - Los Angeles Angels Houston Astros Odds Preview

Houston AstrosLos Angeles Angels
May 31, 10:05 PM | GrassAngel Stadium

Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels Odds

17-37TEAM RECORD25-29

Angel Stadium hosts an MLB battle between the Los Angeles Angels and the visiting Houston Astros on Friday.

Dallas Keuchel, with a record of 1-1 on the season, gets the ball for the Astros, while the Angels trot Jerome Williams to the mound in this one. He is 3-1 so far in 2013.

View Houston vs LA Angels Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Astros listed as underdogs of +-260 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9, check for updates at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 10 (Angels) and the No. 14 (Astros) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Los Angeles owns the No. 5 ranking for hits in the American League at 9 per game. By contrast, the Astros are rated No. 10 in the same category at 8.4 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Los Angeles has the American League's No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the American League's No. 15 mark in runs allowed.

Houston won its last outing, a 7-5 result against the Rockies on May 30. Bettors who backed the Astros at +205 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Houston looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Rockies, a 7-5 final on Thursday in support of Lucas Harrell at Coors Field.

The Angels were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Dodgers. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -187 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Los Angeles got the job done in their last match in a 3-2 victory over Los Angeles on Thursday at Angel Stadium behind starter Jason Vargas.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing LA Angels are 6-4
After playing Colorado are 5-5
After a win are 2-8

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing LA Dodgers are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

A few Astros at Angels trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
LA Angels are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Angels' last 7 games
LA Angels are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels' last 9 games when playing Houston

Next up:
Houston at LA Angels, Saturday, June 1