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Astros Struggling Mightily On The Road

The Houston Astros have been a major disappointment this season. After making it to the ALDS last year, hopes were high for the ‘Stros but the team currently sits last in the AL West and has been downright terrible on the road. The Astros are 7-16 this season away from Minute Maid Park - the third-worst record in the MLB - which includes a loss in their first game against the LA Angels Friday.

Shark Bites
  • Mike Trout has a lifetime .323 BA against Dallas Keuchel, but has strikeout rate of 35.5 percent.
  • The UNDER is 7-2 in the Astros’s past nine games.
  • The Angels are 4-1 in their past five games hosting the Astros.

Dallas Keuchel has completely fallen apart after his Cy Young winning campaign last season. Keuchel – who has always been a groundball pitcher – has been given up the second-most hits in the MLB this season with opponents registering an average of 7.3 hits per game. The lefty has surrendered five or more runs in four of his past six starts.

The Angels will be hoping that Jered Weaver can put together back-to-back solid outings, as the right-hander has been wildly inconsistent during May. Weaver has gone six-plus innings in three starts this month while allowing a combined six runs in those outings compared to 15 runs in the two starts he failed to reach the sixth.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Los Angeles Angels in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline underdogs of 120 at BetOnline for Saturday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 7.5 at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.5-2.2 victory 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 sport a record of 22-26 heading into this matchup, while the Houston Astros sit at 20-29 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. 21-rated Los Angeles Angels and the league No. 20-ranked Houston Astros, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Los Angeles Angels No. 15-rated offense, averaging 4.15 runs per game, against a Houston Astros defense that ranks No. 23 at 4.67 in runs allowed per game. The Los Angeles Angels have averaged 8.65 hits per game so far, more than Houston Astros batters have averaged on the year (7.71 hits per game).

Los Angeles owns the No. 20 defense, allowing 4.15 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Houston's No. 23-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Astros hope to make more contact than they did in their start against M Shoemaker, who struck out 11 batters in 7-2 loss on Friday at Angel Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 9 games
  • Houston is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games on the road
  • Houston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing LA Angels
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels's last 9 games
  • LA Angels is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • LA Angels is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Los Angeles, Sunday, May 29th