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Los Angeles Angels vs Atlanta Braves Betting Matchup Report

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May 20, 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 Friday, as the Atlanta Braves visit in inter-league play at Angel Stadium.

Tim Hudson gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Braves on this day; he's 4-3 on the season. The Angels, meanwhile, will counter with Ervin Santana, who will be looking to improve on his 1-4 mark.

View Atlanta vs LA Angels Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Angels as +120 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Angels rated this week at No. 2 and the Braves sitting at No. 1.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles' No. 11 ranked American League offense (3.8 runs per game) against a Braves defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 1 in the National League at 3.2 runs allowed per game. The Angels have been averaging 9.2 hits per game, more than the Braves have managed so far this season (8.2 hits on average).

Defensively, Atlanta features the National League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 2.9 runs per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the American League at home, scoring 3 runs per game.

Atlanta lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Diamondbacks on May 19. Bettors who backed the Diamondbacks at -101 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Atlanta suffered a 2-1 loss against Arizona on Thursday, as Jair Jurrjens wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Chase Field.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Mariners on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Mariners at +128 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Los Angeles looks to rebound from a loss to the Mariners, who beat them 2-1 on Thursday behind a start from Doug Fister at Safeco Field.

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

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 2-4
After playing Seattle are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Braves at Angels trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games on the road
Atlanta is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels' last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels' last 6 games when playing Atlanta
LA Angels are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games

Next up:
Atlanta at LA Angels, Saturday, May 21