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The Los Angeles Angels and the Houston Astros will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at Minute Maid Park.

Jerome Williams will be the starting pitcher for the Angels on this day. Righthander Williams is 4-3 this season with a 3.78 ERA.

The Astros will counter Williams with Bud Norris. Righthander Norris has a 3.60 ERA to go along with a 5-7 record this season.

The Angels were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at +142 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Houston won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Cardinals on June 26. Bettors who backed the Astros at +164 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Current streak:
Los Angeles has won 3 straight games.

Team records:
Los Angeles: 36-43 SU
Houston: 30-49 SU

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 2-8
After playing Detroit are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Houston most recently:
When playing on Friday are 1-9
Before playing LA Angels are 8-2
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
LA Angels are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels's last 9 games on the road
LA Angels are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
LA Angels are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games when playing Houston
Houston is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Houston's last 16 games
Houston is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Houston's last 15 games at home

Next up:
Houston home to LA Angels, Saturday, June 29