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Justin Verlander, Garrett Richards Take Mound in Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels Tilt

The Houston Astros pay a visit to Los Angeles on Wednesday, hoping to shut down the Angels bats in baseball betting action at Angel Stadium.

Houston puts its faith in starter Justin Verlander to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 4-2. Getting the ball for the Los Angeles Angels is Garrett Richards, who owns a 4-1 record on the season with a 4.08 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Los Angeles Angels in this matchup found them as 118 underdogs on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 7 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.4-2.8 result in favor of the Astros. 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 25-17 heading into this matchup, while the Houston Astros sit at 27-17 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Houston injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 5-rated Los Angeles Angels and the league No. 2-ranked Houston Astros, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Los Angeles Angels No. 6-ranked scoring average of 4.93 runs per game, against a Houston Astros offense rated No. 9 and scoring 4.73 runs per game. The Angels have averaged 9.05 hits per game to date this season, more than the Astros hitters have managed (8.55 per nine innings).

Los Angeles owns the No. 10 defense, allowing 4.93 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Houston's No. 1-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Astros enjoyed a 5-3 victory at the expense of the Angels on Tuesday, with G Cole throwing 2 innings of 2-hit ball at Angel Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Houston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games
  • Houston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • LA Angels is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • LA Angels is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • LA Angels is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • LA Angels is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Houston

Next Betting Matchups

Houston home to Cleveland, Friday, May 18th
Los Angeles home to Tampa Bay, Thursday, May 17th