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Nolasco Has Been the Mayor of Dinger City in 2017

After enduring a scoring slump, the Los Angeles Angels finally snapped out of it in a 9-1 trouncing of the Houston Astros on Wednesday. The Halos scored just 10 runs over their previous five contests before the offensive explosion. L.A. will tangle with Houston once again on Thursday, where sportsbooks opened the Angels as +124 home underdogs with a total of 9.

Shark Bites
  • The Astros are 10-4 SU in their last 14 games on the road with Brad Peacock as the starting pitcher.
  • The Angels are 7-17 SU in their last 24 games with Ricky Nolasco as the starting pitcher.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 14 of the Angels’ last 20 games when closing out a series.

Brad Peacock and Ricky Nolasco are expected to get the start for the Astros and Angels, respectively. Peacock (10-2, 3.05 ERA) is winless in his last six appearances but has taken the loss on only one occasion in that span. The 29-year-old owns a 3-2 record with a 4.64 ERA in 10 career games vs the Angels.

Nolasco (6-13, 5.19) has served up a career-worst 34 home runs this year – third-most in the major leagues. The hurler is 1-1 with a 3.79 ERA in three starts against the Astros this year and owns a 7-2 mark with a 3.82 ERA in 12 career appearances vs them.

Astros bettors have been cashing OVERs with ease of late, as the OVER has gone 5-1 in Houston’s last six affairs.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Houston Astros listed as favorites of -125 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9; check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.1-2.8 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 sport a record of 74-71 heading into this matchup, while the Houston Astros sit at 87-58 on the season. 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. 9 in the current OddsShark poll, while Houston is at No. 22.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Houston Astros rank No. 1 at 9.75 hits per game. That compares with the Los Angeles Angels' No. 28 ranking in that category.

Los Angeles owns the No. 10 defense, allowing 4.44 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Houston's No. 12-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Astros were saddled with a loss last time out in Mike Fiers' start, as they lost 9-1 against Los Angeles on Wednesday at Angel Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games
  • Houston is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • LA Angels is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • LA Angels is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels' last 6 games
  • LA Angels is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston home to Seattle, Friday, September 15
Los Angeles home to Texas, Friday, September 15