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Kazmir is 0-2 in Payouts Against Angels

Scott Kazmir's team has lost both of his career starts against the Los Angeles Angels as he takes the ball for the second time as a member of the Houston Astros on Thursday night in baseball betting action at the online sportsbooks.

Kazmir (6-5, 2.24 ERA) has pitched both the Rays and the Athletics to losses against the Angels in his career, but in his first start since being traded to Houston he tossed seven scoreless innings against the Royals. Matt Shoemaker (5-7, 4.55 ERA) will be taking the mound for the Angels.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Los Angeles Angels listed as underdogs of 127 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 5.7-5.3 result in favor of the Angels today. 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 57-45 record to the battle against the 55-45 Angels. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Los Angeles injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 9-rated Houston Astros and the league No. 1-ranked Los Angeles Angels, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Los Angeles Angels rank No. 22 at 8.41 hits per game. That compares with the Houston Astros No. 25 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Houston has the No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Angels own the No. 8 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Los Angeles didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-3 to Houston on Wednesday at Minute Maid Park.

Betting Trends
  • LA Angels is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
  • LA Angels is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels's last 5 games
  • LA Angels is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Houston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games at home
  • Houston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against LA Angels

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Los Angeles, Friday, July 31st
Houston home to Arizona, Friday, July 31st