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Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Houston Astros dueling the Los Angeles Angels on Monday at Angel Stadium.

Brett Oberholtzer gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Houston Astros on Monday; he's 2-1 on the season. The Los Angeles Angels, meanwhile, will counter with Hector Santiago, who will be looking to improve on his 4-4 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The moneyline was hovering in the range of -124 for the Los Angeles Angels in this one over at Bovada. The over under number was sitting near 8 at 5Dimes.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.7-4.3 win for the Astros. A 4.7-4.3 result in favor of the Astros is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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 sport a record of 35-35 heading into this matchup, while the Houston Astros sit at 41-30 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Houston injuries news.

This game puts the Los Angeles Angels, most recently No. 15 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Houston Astros, who rate a No. 6 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles Angels No. 22 ranked offense (3.99 runs per game) against a Houston Astros defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 6 at 3.87 runs allowed per game. The Los Angeles Angels have been averaging 7.99 hits per game, less than the Houston Astros have managed so far this season (8.04 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Houston owns the No. 11-rated road mark, allowing 4.12 runs per game on the highway. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 23 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston got the job done in their last match in a 6-2 victory over Seattle on Sunday at Safeco Field behind starter Vincent Velasquez.

Los Angeles suffered a 3-2 loss against Oakland on Sunday, as Garrett Richards wasn't able to lead his team to victory at O.co Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Houston's last 10 games
  • Houston is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Angels's last 6 games
  • LA Angels is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels's last 6 games at home
  • LA Angels is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Houston

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Los Angeles, Tuesday, June 23rd