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Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Thursday when the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Angels meet at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

Left hander Framber Valdez will take the mound for the Astros to start this game. Valdez is 0-0 this season with a 0.00 ERA.

The Angels will counter Valdez with Shohei Ohtani. Right hander Ohtani has a 0.00 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.

Oddsmakers opened the Angels as -120-moneyline favorites versus the Astros, while the game's total opened at 8.5.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 7-3 winner on the road against the Mariners. Bettors on Los Angeles at 149 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Houston lost its last outing, a 7-0 result against the Braves on November 02. Bettors who backed the Braves at 110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Team record: 104-74 SU
Houston is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
Houston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Houston's last 17 games when playing on the road against LA Angels

Los Angeles:
Team record: 77-85 SU
LA Angels is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels's last 5 games
LA Angels is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next up:
Houston at Los Angeles Friday, April 8