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Chicago Cubs take on Angels in baseball test

Chicago CubsLos Angeles Angels
June 5, 7:05 PM | GrassAngel Stadium

Chicago Cubs vs Los Angeles Angels Odds

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Baseball betting stays focused on inter-league play on Wednesday as the Cubs of Chicago swing away against the Angels of Los Angeles.

The Angels will rely on Jason Vargas to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Matt Garza will be his counterpart for the Cubs. Jason Vargas is 5-3 this season, and Matt Garza is 1-0.

View Chi Cubs vs LA Angels Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Angels as -153 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7.5 at shops such as GTbets.eu.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 10-rated Angels and the league No. 4-ranked Cubs, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Los Angeles' American League No. 10-ranked scoring average of 4.3 runs per game, against a Cubs offense rated No. 7 and scoring 4.1 runs per game in the league. The Angels have averaged 8.9 hits per game to date this season, more than the Cubs hitters have managed (8.3 per nine innings).

Los Angeles owns the American League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's National League No. 7-rated defense.

In their last action, Chicago was a 4-3 loser on the road against the Angels. Bettors on Los Angeles at -181 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Chicago suffered a 4-3 loss against Los Angeles on Tuesday, as Scott Feldman wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Angel Stadium.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing LA Angels are 4-2
After a loss are 3-7

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Chi Cubs are 3-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Cubs at Angels trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing LA Angels
Chi Cubs are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels' last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Angels' last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Angels' last 8 games at home
LA Angels are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games

Next up:
Chi Cubs home to Pittsburgh, Friday, June 7
LA Angels at Boston, Friday, June 7