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Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Monday when the Los Angeles Angels and the Houston Astros meet at Minute Maid Park.

The Angels will trot Patrick Sandoval out to the mound in this one. Left hander Sandoval has a 0-3 record and a 5.40 ERA this season.

The Astros will counter Sandoval with Framber Valdez. Left hander Valdez has a 1.44 ERA to go along with a 2-2 record this season.

Oddsmakers opened the Astros as -162-moneyline favorites versus the Angels, while the game's total opened at 9.5.

In their last action, Houston was a 5-3 loser on the road against the Padres. Bettors on San Diego at 110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Athletics on August 23. Bettors who backed the Athletics at -138 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Los Angeles:
Team record: 9-20 SU
LA Angels is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
LA Angels is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of LA Angels's last 11 games

Houston:
Team record: 15-13 SU
Current Streak: lost 3 straight games.
Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Los Angeles at Houston Tuesday, August 25