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MLB Betting: Indians vs. Angels

The Indians and Angels have gone UNDER the total in their last 10 matchups. Will that streak continue tonight when they meet up in the opener of a three-game series in Los Angeles?

The Indians will send Justin Masterson (5-0, 2.25) to the mound tonight, while the Angels will go with rookie Tyler Chatwood (2-1, 4.94). Masterson earned a no decision last time out after allowing three runs on seven hits over seven innings versus Detroit. Chatwood was roughed up for five runs on nine hits in four innings in a no decision against Tampa Bay in his last start.

View Cleveland vs LA Angels Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Los Angeles opened as +102 moneyline underdogs in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 5-rated Indians taking on the American League's No. 3-rated Angels in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Los Angeles has the American League's No. 5-rated offensive output, at 9.6 hits per game. The Indians average 9.3 hits per game, good for No. 3 on the American League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Los Angeles has the American League's No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Indians own the American League's No. 2 mark in runs allowed.

The Indians were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at +163 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Cleveland needed extra innings to get the job done against the Athletics on Thursday as the Indians defeated them 4-3 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 11-0 winner as they battled the Red Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Angels at +157 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Los Angeles ran up the score in their last game on Thursday, jumping to a lead and resulting in a 11-0 victory against Boston.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing LA Angels are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a win are 5-5


A few Indians at Angels trends to consider:
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 on the road against LA Angels
Cleveland is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 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 at home against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of LA Angels' last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels' last 5 games

Next up:
Cleveland at LA Angels, Saturday, May 7

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