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MLB Odds with Pick - Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between Houston and Los Angeles on Thursday, with the host Astros trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

Houston hands the ball to starter Mike Fiers in this one and he'll try to improve on his 11-7 mark on the year. Los Angeles counters with Ricky Nolasco, who will try to quiet the fans and the Astros bats at the same time.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Houston was a -171 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.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.5-3.0 win 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 81-71 record to the battle against the 66-86 Angels. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels odds would favor the Angels if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Houston is rated No. 18 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Los Angeles is at No. 15.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Houston Astros No. 14 ranked offense (4.54 runs per game) against a Los Angeles Angels defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 21 at 4.61 runs allowed per game. The Houston Astros have been averaging 8.39 hits per game, less than the Los Angeles Angels have managed so far this season (8.73 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Los Angeles owns the No. 19-rated road mark, allowing 4.7 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 23 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Los Angeles rolled to a 5-4 win against Texas on Wednesday, as Jered Weaver and the Angels' bats led the team to victory at Globe Life Park.

The Astros enjoyed a 6-5 victory at the expense of the Athletics on Wednesday, with C McHugh throwing 5.2 innings of 6-hit ball at O.co Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • LA Angels is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • LA Angels is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Angels's last 5 games
  • LA Angels is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Houston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
  • Houston is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Houston, Friday, September 23rd