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April 29, 1:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Los Angeles Angels vs Cleveland Indians Odds

7-14TEAM RECORD10-9

The Cleveland Indians look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Angels arrive at Progressive Field on Sunday.

Ervin Santana, with a record of 0-4 on the season, gets the ball for the Angels, while the Indians trot Derek Lowe to the mound in this one. He is 3-1 so far in 2012.

View LA Angels vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Indians as -119 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 8.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Indians rated this week at No. 11 and the Angels sitting at No. 13.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cleveland's No. 6 ranked American League offense (4.5 runs per game) against a Angels defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 5 in the American League at 4.1 runs allowed per game. The Indians have been averaging 8.4 hits per game, more than the Angels have managed so far this season (8.1 hits on average).

Cleveland owns the American League's No. 11 defense, allowing 4.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Los Angeles' American League No. 5-rated defense.

The Angels were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Indians. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -140 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. Los Angeles looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Indians, a 2-1 final on Saturday in support of Dan Haren at Progressive Field.

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 8-2
After a win are 2-8

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

A few Angels at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Angels' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Angels' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Angels' last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Angels' last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing at home against LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cleveland's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games at home

Next up:
LA Angels home to Minnesota, Monday, April 30
Cleveland at Chi White Sox, Tuesday, May 1

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