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Chicago Cubs vs Los Angeles Angels Betting Matchup Report

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July 9, 8:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Los Angeles Angels vs Chicago Cubs Odds

43-45TEAM RECORD39-48

The Cubs will be trying to slam their rivals from the other league on Tuesday, as the Los Angeles Angels visit in inter-league play at Wrigley Field.

The Cubs will rely on Travis Wood to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Joe Blanton will be his counterpart for the Angels. Travis Wood is 5-6 this season, and Joe Blanton is 2-10.

View LA Angels vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The moneyline was hovering in the range of +104 for the Cubs in this one over at TopBet. The over under number was sitting near 999 at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 8-rated Cubs and the league No. 7-ranked Angels, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 6 ranked National League offense (4.1 runs per game) against a Angels defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 11 in the American League at 4.6 runs allowed per game. The Cubs have been averaging 8.3 hits per game, less than the Angels have managed so far this season (9.3 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Los Angeles owns the American League's No. 10-rated road mark, allowing 4.5 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in scoring at home.

The Angels were a 3-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -130 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. Jered Weaver silenced the Red Sox bats in a 3-0 victory last time out versus Boston at Angel Stadium.

The Cubs were an 8-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the White Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at +113 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. Chicago looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the White Sox, an 8-2 final on Monday in support of Matt Garza at U.S. Cellular Field.

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Chi Cubs are 6-2
After playing Boston are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing LA Angels are 3-5
After playing Chi White Sox are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Angels at Cubs trends to consider:
LA Angels are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels' last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
LA Angels are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Chi Cubs' last 14 games
Chi Cubs are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games at home
Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games

Next up:
LA Angels at Chi Cubs, Wednesday, July 10