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MLB Betting: Nationals vs. Angels

The Washington Nationals head west for the opener of an Interleague matchup with the Los Angeles Angels tonight.

John Lannan (5-5, 3.40) gets the start for Washington, while Ervin Santana (3-8, 4.22) goes for the Angels. Lannan recorded a win over the Mariners last time out after allowing one run on three hits in 5 2-3 innings. Santana is coming off a loss against the Marlins in which he allowed two runs on five hits in five innings.

View Washington vs LA Angels Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-135 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 7.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Angels, most recently No. 7 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Nationals, who rate a National League No. 11 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Los Angeles owns the No. 6 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.8 per game. By contrast, the Nationals are rated No. 16 in the same category at 7.8 per game.

Defensively, Washington features the National League's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.2 runs per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the American League at home, scoring 3.1 runs per game.

In their last action, Washington was a 2-1 winner on the road against the White Sox. Bettors on Washington at +147 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Nationals enjoyed a 2-1 victory at the expense of the White Sox on Sunday, with Livan Hernandez throwing 6 2/3 innings of 8-hit ball at U.S. Cellular Field.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Dodgers. Bettors on Los Angeles at -106 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Los Angeles suffered a 3-2 loss against Los Angeles on Sunday, as Jered Weaver wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Dodger Stadium.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing LA Angels are 2-7
After playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 8-1
After playing LA Dodgers are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5


A few Nationals at Angels trends to consider:
Washington is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Angels' last 9 games when playing Washington
LA Angels are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels' last 6 games
LA Angels are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games at home

Next up:
Washington at LA Angels, Tuesday, June 28

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