MLB Matchups  >>  Houston Astros vs. LA Angels Angels Preview 04/12/2013

 
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A winning streak will be on the line for the Houston Astros on Friday when they battle the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium.

Bud Norris will be the starting pitcher for the Astros on this day. Righthander Norris is 1-1 this season with a 3.17 ERA.

Norris's opponent in this one will be Tommy Hanson. The Angels righthander has a 4.50 ERA to go along with a 1-0 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Angels listed as 200-moneyline favorites versus the Astros, while the game's total is sitting at 8.
Last time out for Houston, they were an 8-3 winner as they battled the Mariners on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Astros at +155 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
The Angels were an 8-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at +132 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

CURRENT STREAK:
Houston has won 2 straight games.
Los Angeles has lost 4 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Houston: 3-6 SU
Los Angeles: 2-7 SU
HOUSTON MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing LA Angels are 3-3
After playing Seattle are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

LOS ANGELES MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 3-3
After playing Oakland are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing LA Angels
Houston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Houston is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels's last 5 games when playing Houston
LA Angels are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games at home

NEXT UP:
LA Angels home to Houston, Saturday, April 13