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Bronson Arroyo faces Joe Blanton in MLB odds action

Los Angeles AngelsCincinnati Reds
April 4, 12:35 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Los Angeles Angels vs Cincinnati Reds Odds


Baseball betting stays focused on inter-league play on Thursday as the Angels of Los Angeles swing away against the Reds of Cincinnati.

Bronson Arroyo will take the mound for Cincinnati, and he'll carry a 0-0 record into the contest. Joe Blanton gets the ball for Los Angeles; he's 0-0 so far this season.

View LA Angels vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Angels were listed as +-130 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Reds - Angels odds would favor the Angels if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Cincinnati is rated No. 6 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Los Angeles is at No. 5 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Cincinnati's National League No. 8-ranked scoring average of 3 runs per game, against a Angels offense rated No. 6 and scoring 3.5 runs per game in the league. The Reds have averaged 4.5 hits per game to date this season, less than the Angels hitters have managed (7.5 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Los Angeles owns the American League's No. 12-rated road mark, allowing 3 runs per game on the highway. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 5-4 loser on the road against the Reds. Bettors on Cincinnati at -120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Angels were saddled with a loss last time out in C.J. Wilson's start, as they lost 5-4 against Cincinnati on Wednesday at Great American Ball Park.

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Texas are 6-4
After playing Cincinnati are 4-3
After a loss are 6-4

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing LA Angels are 2-5
After a win are 3-7

A few Angels at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Angels' last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels' last 8 games on the road
LA Angels are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
LA Angels are 15-8 SU in their last 23 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Cincinnati's last 16 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Cincinnati's last 22 games
Cincinnati is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing LA Angels

Next up:
LA Angels at Texas, Friday, April 5
Cincinnati home to Washington, Friday, April 5