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MLB betting line favors Angels over Diamondbacks

Arizona DiamondbacksLos Angeles Angels
June 17, 3:35 PM | GrassAngel Stadium

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Angels Odds

32-33TEAM RECORD35-31

The Angels will be trying to slam their rivals from the other league on Sunday, as the Arizona Diamondbacks visit in inter-league play at Angel Stadium.

Ian Kennedy, with a record of 5-6 on the season, gets the ball for the Diamondbacks, while the Angels trot Garrett Richards to the mound in this one. He is 1-0 so far in 2012.

View Arizona vs LA Angels Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-130 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:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Angels at No. 5 in the American League and the Diamondbacks at No. 10 in the National League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles' No. 12-rated American League offense, averaging 4 runs per game, against a Diamondbacks defense that ranks No. 7 in the National League at 4.1 in runs allowed per game. The Angels have averaged 8.7 hits per game so far, almost the same as Diamondbacks batters have averaged on the year (8.7 hits per game).

Defensively, Arizona features the National League's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.3 runs per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the American League at home, scoring 3.9 runs per game.

Arizona lost its last outing, a 2-0 result against the Angels on June 16. Bettors who backed the Angels at -153 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Arizona didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Ervin Santana in a losing cause, 2-0, against Los Angeles on Saturday.

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Seattle are 5-5
After playing LA Angels are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing San Francisco are 5-5
After playing Arizona are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Diamondbacks at Angels trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Arizona's last 7 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Arizona's last 12 games on the road
Arizona is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Angels' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Angels' last 7 games when playing at home against Arizona
LA Angels are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Arizona
LA Angels are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games

Next up:
Arizona home to Seattle, Monday, June 18
LA Angels home to San Francisco, Monday, June 18

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