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Astros Downright Awful Runline Bet On Road

The Houston Astros have not been killing the game like they once were this season but they have been flat-out putrid for runline bettors. The ’Stros are 1-13 against the runline in their past 14 away from Minute Maid Park. The Astros will look to win their three-game series with the Los Angeles Angels in La La Land on Sunday.

Shark Bites
  • The Angels are 11-5 ATS in their past 16 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the Astros’ past 9 games.
  • The Astros are 3-9 SU in their past 12 road games.

The Astros will turn to the ever-reliable Charlie Morton on the bump in this one. Since the beginning of July, Morton has a 3.56 ERA while holding opponents to a .196 batting average. The Angels bats could not solve Morton earlier in the season when the righty threw five innings of no-run ball against the Halos.

The Angels will counter with Ricky Nolasco who, though pitching well, has been throwing far too many pitches recently. Nolasco has thrown a combined 213 pitches in his past two starts, which only lasted a combined 10.1 innings. The Angels could afford to give Nolasco an easy outing, as their bullpen has the fifth-best ERA in baseball.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Los Angeles Angels as 102 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.0-3.8 win for the Angels. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Los Angeles Angels bring a 66-64 record to the battle against the 78-51 Astros. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Houston injuries news.

The Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros odds would favor the Angels if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Los Angeles is rated No. 8 in the current OddsShark poll, while Houston is at No. 15.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Los Angeles Angels and its No. 25-rated batting order, averaging 4.29 runs per nine innings, against the No. 1 lineup of the Houston Astros at 5.58 runs per outing.

Los Angeles owns the No. 7 defense, allowing 4.29 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Houston's No. 8-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Astros were saddled with a loss last time out in Brad Peacock's start, as they lost 7-6 against Los Angeles on Saturday at Angel Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 9 games
  • Houston is 1-13 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
  • LA Angels is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games
  • LA Angels is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of LA Angels' last 12 games
  • LA Angels is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston home to Texas, Tuesday, August 29
Los Angeles home to Oakland, Monday, August 28