MLB Matchups  >>  LA Angels Angels vs. Houston Astros Preview 05/07/2013

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The Los Angeles Angels and the Houston Astros will meet on the field at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday in a battle of division rivals.

The Angels will give the ball to starter C.J. Wilson in this one. lefthander Wilson is 3-0 this season with a 4.04 ERA.

Meanwhile, it'll be Jordan Lyles who starts for the Astros. Righthander Lyles is 0-0 with a 3.60 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Angels listed as 205-moneyline favorites versus the Astros, while the game's total is sitting at 9.
The Angels were an 8-4 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Orioles. That made winners of bettors who got Baltimore at +118 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors.
The Astros were a 9-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -270 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

CURRENT STREAK:
Los Angeles has lost 2 straight games.
Houston has lost 6 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Los Angeles: 11-20 SU
Houston: 8-24 SU
LOS ANGELES MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 4-5
After playing Baltimore are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

HOUSTON MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing LA Angels are 5-4
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of LA Angels's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels's last 7 games
LA Angels are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels's last 6 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing LA Angels
Houston is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing LA Angels

NEXT UP:
Houston home to LA Angels, Wednesday, May 8