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Los Angeles AngelsCleveland Indians
Aug 11, 1:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Los Angeles Angels vs Cleveland Indians Odds

53-62TEAM RECORD62-55

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

The Indians will rely on Justin Masterson to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Jerome Williams will be his counterpart for the Angels. Justin Masterson is 13-8 this season, and Jerome Williams is 4-8.

View LA Angels vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Angels listed as underdogs of +-165 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, check for updates at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Indians rated this week at No. 6 and the Angels sitting at No. 8.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cleveland's No. 5 ranked American League offense (4.6 runs per game) against a Angels defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 13 in the American League at 4.7 runs allowed per game. The Indians have been averaging 8.6 hits per game, less than the Angels have managed so far this season (9.1 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Los Angeles owns the American League's No. 13-rated road mark, allowing 4.7 runs per game on the highway. Cleveland, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.

Los Angeles won its last outing, a 7-2 result against the Indians on August 10. Bettors who backed the Angels at +101 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Angels enjoyed a 7-2 victory at the expense of the Indians on Saturday, with C.J. Wilson throwing 5 1/3 innings of 7-hit ball at Progressive Field.

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing NY Yankees are 8-2
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing LA Angels are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Angels at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels' last 7 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of LA Angels' last 22 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
LA Angels are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Angels' last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Cleveland's last 22 games when playing at home against LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Cleveland's last 25 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 9 games at home

Next up:
LA Angels at NY Yankees, Monday, August 12
Cleveland at Minnesota, Monday, August 12

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