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Los Angeles sends Joe Blanton vs Erik Bedard in Angels vs Astros game

Houston AstrosLos Angeles Angels
June 3, 10:05 PM | GrassAngel Stadium

Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at Angel Stadium on Monday as host Los Angeles battles the Houston Astros in baseball odds action.

Erik Bedard, with a record of 0-2 on the season, gets the ball for the Astros, while the Angels trot Joe Blanton to the mound in this one. He is 1-8 so far in 2013.

View Houston vs LA Angels Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors were +-150 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8.5 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Angels sit at No. 10 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Astros sit at an American League No. 14 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Los Angeles' American League No. 9-ranked scoring average of 4.4 runs per game, against a Astros offense rated No. 11 and scoring 4 runs per game in the league. The Angels have averaged 8.9 hits per game to date this season, more than the Astros hitters have managed (8.4 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Los Angeles has the American League's No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the American League's No. 15 mark in runs allowed.

The Astros were a 5-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Angels. That made winners of bettors who got Houston at +220 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. Houston got the job done in their last match in a 5-4 victory over Los Angeles on Sunday at Angel Stadium behind starter Jordan Lyles.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Baltimore are 4-5
After playing LA Angels are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-1
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Astros at Angels trends to consider:
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Houston is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of LA Angels' last 10 games
LA Angels are 10-5 SU in their last 15 games
LA Angels are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels' last 6 games at home

Next up:
Houston home to Baltimore, Tuesday, June 4
LA Angels home to Chi Cubs, Tuesday, June 4