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MLB Betting Line Favors the Houston Astros over the Los Angeles Angels

MLB wagering interest swings to the Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros battle on Friday at Minute Maid Park as the Astros try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

Lance McCullers will take the mound for the Houston Astros, and he'll carry a 4-4 record into the contest. Matt Shoemaker gets the ball for the Los Angeles Angels; he's 5-9 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Houston Astros as -146 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 8 at shops such as Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.3-4.0 result in favor of the Angels. 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

51-44 Houston battles the Angels, currently with a 43-52 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Houston Astros at No. 8 and the Los Angeles Angels at No. 4 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Houston has baseball's No. 15-rated offensive output, at 8.38 hits per game. The Los Angeles Angels average 9.06 hits per game, good for No. 9 on the list.

Defensively, Los Angeles features the No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.45 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 18 at home, scoring 4.36 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Los Angeles rolled to a 7-4 win against Texas on Wednesday, as H Santiago and the Angels' bats led the team to victory at Angel Stadium.

The Astros didn't allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Oakland 7-0 on Wednesday at O.co Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • LA Angels is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • LA Angels is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • LA Angels is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • LA Angels is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Houston is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games
  • Houston is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
  • Houston is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Houston is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Houston, Saturday, July 23rd