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Braves visit Los Angeles Angels in MLB clash

Atlanta BravesLos Angeles Angels
May 21, 10:05 PM | GrassAngel Stadium

Atlanta Braves vs Los Angeles Angels Odds

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The Angels will be trying to slam their rivalsl from the other league on Saturday, as the Atlanta Braves visit in inter-league play at Angel Stadium.

It's a pitching duel between Joel Pineiro for the Angels (2-0 on the year) and Tommy Hanson for Atlanta (5-3 so far).

View Atlanta vs LA Angels Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Braves listed as favorites of 110 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 2-ranked Angels and the National League No. 1-rated Braves in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles' No. 10-rated American League offense, averaging 3.9 runs per game, against a Braves defense that ranks No. 2 in the National League at 3.3 in runs allowed per game. The Angels have averaged 9.2 hits per game so far, more than Braves batters have averaged on the year (8.1 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Atlanta owns the National League's No. 2-rated road mark, allowing 3.1 runs per game on the highway. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 11 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 9-0 loser as they battled the Angels on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Angels at -104 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Braves were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Los Angeles staff and losing 9-0 to the Angels on Friday at Angel Stadium.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing LA Angels are 3-4
After playing LA Angels are 3-3
After a loss are 6-4

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 2-5
After playing Atlanta are 3-3
After a win are 3-7

A few Braves at Angels trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games on the road
Atlanta is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels' last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels' last 6 games
LA Angels are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games

Next up:
Atlanta at LA Angels, Sunday, May 22