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Angels face Cleveland Indians: MLB odds preview and stats

Los Angeles AngelsCleveland Indians
Aug 9, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Los Angeles Angels vs Cleveland Indians Odds

51-62TEAM RECORD62-53

Cleveland will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the Los Angeles Angels pay a visit to Progressive Field.

The match puts starter Jered Weaver for the Angels on the hill facing Scott Kazmir for the Indians. Weaver brings a 6-5 mark to the game, while Kazmir is 7-4 to date on the season.

View LA Angels vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Indians as -103 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Indians at No. 6 in the American League and the Angels at No. 8 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cleveland has the American League's No. 4-rated offensive output, at 8.7 hits per game. The Angels average 9.1 hits per game, good for No. 4 on the American League list.

Los Angeles brings the American League's No. 13-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Indians' league No. 8-ranked defense.

The Angels were a 10-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -117 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. Los Angeles looks to rebound from a loss to the Rangers, who beat them 10-3 on Wednesday behind a start from Alexi Ogando at Angel Stadium.

Cleveland was a 10-3 loser in its last match at home against the Tigers. They lost as +150 underdogs, while the total score of 13 made winners of OVER bettors. Cleveland suffered a 10-3 loss against Detroit on Thursday, as Zach McAllister wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Progressive Field.

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing Texas are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing LA Angels are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

A few Angels at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels' last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels' last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of LA Angels' last 20 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of LA Angels' last 25 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Cleveland's last 20 games when playing at home against LA Angels
Cleveland is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Cleveland's last 25 games when playing LA Angels

Next up:
LA Angels at Cleveland, Saturday, August 10

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