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Baseball odds preview - Pittsburgh vs. Los Angeles

Pittsburgh PiratesLos Angeles Angels
June 22, 10:05 PM | GrassAngel Stadium

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Los Angeles Angels Odds

44-30TEAM RECORD33-41

The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to grab an inter-league road victory when they take on the Angels in Los Angeles at Angel Stadium on Saturday in baseball action.

Pittsburgh puts its faith in starter Francisco Liriano to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 5-3. Getting the ball for the Angels is Jerome Williams, who owns a 4-2 record on the season with a 3.48 ERA.

View Pittsburgh vs LA Angels Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors were +-133 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7.5 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 11-ranked Angels and the National League No. 6-rated Pirates in this matchup.

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 3.7 runs per outing.

Los Angeles owns the American League's No. 12 defense, allowing 4.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Pittsburgh's National League No. 1-rated defense.

The Pirates were a 5-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Angels. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at +150 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Pittsburgh got the job done in their last match in a 5-2 victory over Los Angeles on Friday at Angel Stadium behind starter Gerrit Cole.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing LA Angels are 4-6
After playing LA Angels are 4-5
After a win are 3-7

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-5
After a loss are 5-5

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

Next up:
Pittsburgh at LA Angels, Sunday, June 23