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Houston Astros Host Los Angeles Angels in MLB Baseball Betting Action

Minute Maid Park hosts an MLB battle between the Houston Astros and the visiting Los Angeles Angels on Thursday.

For the Houston Astros, Lance McCullers Jr. gets the ball, charged with keeping the Los Angeles Angels hitters off the base paths. He'll face Matt Shoemaker, 0-0 on the year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Houston was a -175 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 8.5.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.8-1.8 victory for the Astros. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Astros bring a 10-5 record to the battle against the 7-9 Angels. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Los Angeles injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 20-ranked Houston Astros and the No. 12-rated Los Angeles Angels in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Houston has baseball's No. 15-rated offensive output, at 9.33 hits per game. The Los Angeles Angels average 8 hits per game, good for No. 15 on the list.

Comparing defensive stats, Los Angeles owns the No. 7-rated road mark, allowing 3.6 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 25 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • LA Angels is 1-9 ATS in its last 10 games
  • LA Angels is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Angels's last 5 games
  • LA Angels is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Houston is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Houston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Houston is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles home to Toronto, Friday, April 21st
Houston at Tampa Bay, Friday, April 21st