AL West Preview: Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros
The Los Angeles Angels and the Houston Astros will meet on the field at Minute Maid Park on Thursday in a battle of division rivals.
The Angels will pin their hopes on the pitching of right hander Matt Shoemaker in this game. Shoemaker has a 5-7 record and a 4.55 ERA this season.
The Astros will counter Shoemaker with Scott Kazmir. Left hander Kazmir has a 2.24 ERA to go along with a 6-5 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Astros listed as 150-moneyline favorites versus the Angels, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.
Houston was a 6-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Angels. They won as -131 favorites, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors.
In their last action, Los Angeles was a 6-3 loser on the road against the Astros. Bettors on Houston at -131 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
Team record: 55-45
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
Team record: 57-45
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
LA Angels at LA Dodgers Friday, July 31
Houston home to Arizona Friday, July 31
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