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Houston Astros take on the Los Angeles Angels with Odds and Betting Pick

The Los Angeles Angels will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the Houston Astros pay a visit to Angel Stadium.

Houston puts its faith in starter Mike Fiers to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 3-2. Getting the ball for the Los Angeles Angels is Matt Shoemaker, who owns a 2-5 record on the season with a 6.81 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Houston Astros were listed as -106 favorites on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 8 before betting started earlier on Friday over at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.8-2.9 win for the Angels on Friday. 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 21-26 heading into this matchup, while the Houston Astros sit at 20-28 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Houston injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 21-ranked Los Angeles Angels and the No. 20-rated Houston Astros in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Los Angeles owns the No. 15 ranking for hits at 8.64 per game. By contrast, the Houston Astros are rated No. 28 in the same category at 7.71 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Los Angeles has the No. 20-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the No. 22 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

L McCullers blew away 10 Baltimore batters in the Astros's last start, leading them to a 4-2 win over Baltimore on Thursday at Minute Maid Park.

The Angels were saddled with a loss last time out in H Santiago's start, as they lost 15-9 against Texas on Wednesday at Globe Life Park.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 8 games
  • Houston is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games on the road
  • Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing LA Angels
  • LA Angels is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • LA Angels is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels's last 6 games at home
  • LA Angels is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Houston

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Los Angeles, Saturday, May 28th