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Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels MLB Sports Betting Odds

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
An MLB betting preview of th Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels matchup

The second half of the MLB sports betting season is officially upon us. This Friday, there are a heap of matchups to place online bets but none more intriguing than tonight’s Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels pairing. Let’s check on the sportsbook odds to see what kind of matchup they’re predicting.

Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels – Friday, July 20th     

Series: Game 1

When: 10:07 pm ET

Where: Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California

TV: Local Broadcasts

Stream: MLB TV

Baseball Sports Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Astros -1½ (+135) 8 (-115) -112
Angels +1½ (-155) 8 (-105) +102
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Houston Astros      

The Astros leap into this Friday night pairing sporting a 64-35 record that ranks them 1st in the AL West. With a 5-game lead over their nearest competition, the Seattle Mariners, it’s safe to say that Houston has the division on lockdown. However, since they’re 2-3 in their last 5 matchups, the Astros will need a rebound this evening to keep it that way. All in all, this evening’s matchup marks the 7th time these two have crossed paths this season. So far, things are all tied up at 3-3. To get the better of Los Angeles this evening, Houston will be sending Dallas Keuchel to the mound this evening. Keuchel is 7-8 on the season and brings a 3.75 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP to the mound tonight.

Players to Watch: Alex Bregman (20 HR, 64 RBI, .288 BA), Carlos Correa (13 HR, 49 RBI, .268 BA), and Evan Gattis (19 HR, 63 RBI, .239 BA).

Los Angeles Angels

The Angels fly into this AL West pairing sporting a 49-48 record that ranks them 4th in the division. Since Los Angeles is a whopping 14-games behind the Astros, it doesn’t look like they’re be challenging for the lead in the division anytime soon. Nevertheless, the Angels can still vie to upset Houston at home this evening. Considering that LA is 3-3 in their last 6, it doesn’t look like they’re bringing any momentum to the table. Tyler Skaggs will get the start on behalf of the Angels this evening. He is 7-5 on the year and will be looking to improve his 2.57 ERA and his 1.20 WHIP.

Players to Watch: Mike Trout (25 HR, 50 RBI, .310 BA), Justin Upton (19 HR, 54 RBI, .251 BA), and Albert Pujols (16 HR, 52 RBI, .251 BA).

Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
  • Houston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
  • Houston is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 7 of LA Angels’ last 10 games when playing Houston
  • LA Angels is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games at home
  • LA Angels is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels Betting Picks

So which side should players learning how to bet MLB games online take in this Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels pairing? All in all it’s probably best to stick with Houston here. Sure Los Angeles has given them trouble all season long. But coming off the All-Star break, it seems safer to stick with the more talented team. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 5-2 Houston.

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