Los Angeles Angels vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Matchup Report
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Los Angeles Angels Odds
Los Angeles' pitching staff and batting order hope to create an unwelcoming environment in interleague play on Sunday when the Pittsburgh Pirates pay a visit to Angel Stadium.
The Angels will rely on Joe Blanton to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Charlie Morton will be his counterpart for the Pirates. Joe Blanton is 1-10 this season, and Charlie Morton is 1-1.
Los Angeles was a -124 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 8.5.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Angels rated this week at No. 11 and the Pirates sitting at No. 6.
How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Los Angeles and its American League No. 8-rated batting order, averaging 4.5 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 11 lineup of the Pirates at 3.8 runs per outing.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Los Angeles has the American League's No. 14-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Pirates own the National League's No. 1 mark in runs allowed.
In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 6-1 winner on the road against the Angels. Bettors on Pittsburgh at +115 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Pittsburgh rolled to a 6-1 win against Los Angeles on Saturday, as Francisco Liriano and the Pirates' bats led the team to victory at Angel Stadium.
Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Seattle are 4-4
After playing LA Angels are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Detroit are 7-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
A few Pirates at Angels trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of LA Angels' last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels' last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels' last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh at Seattle, Tuesday, June 25
LA Angels at Detroit, Tuesday, June 25