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Angels begin series against Dodgers

The Los Angeles Angels and the Los Angeles Dodgers will begin a four-game home-and-home interleague series on Monday night as the west coast clubs take the diamond at Dodger Stadium.

The Dodgers, who went 2-4 against the Angels last season, will send Zack Greinke to the mound for Monday's contest. The righthander's team has gone 1-6 over his seven career outings against the Angels; he's 2-1 with a 3.48 ERA on the season.

C.J. Wilson, who will get the ball for the Angels, is 4-3 on the year and has a 3.39 ERA.

View LA Angels vs LA Dodgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Los Angeles before the first pitch in this match found them as +-117-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 6.5 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 10-rated Angels taking on the National League's No. 8-rated Dodgers in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Los Angeles' National League No. 14-ranked scoring average of 3.4 runs per game, against a Angels offense rated No. 8 and scoring 4.6 runs per game in the league. The Dodgers have averaged 8.4 hits per game to date this season, less than the Angels hitters have managed (9.1 per nine innings).

Los Angeles owns the National League's No. 8 defense, allowing 4.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Los Angeles' American League No. 12-rated defense.

Los Angeles won its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Royals on May 26. Bettors who backed the Angels at -111 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Angels enjoyed a 5-2 victory at the expense of the Royals on Sunday, with Jerome Williams throwing 6 innings of 7-hit ball at Kauffman Stadium.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 5-3 loser as they battled the Cardinals at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at +128 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Los Angeles didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 5-3 to St. Louis on Sunday at Dodger Stadium.

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing LA Dodgers are 7-3
After playing Kansas City are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing LA Angels are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Angels at Dodgers trends to consider:
LA Angels are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Angels' last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
LA Angels are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Angels' last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games when playing at home against LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 16 of LA Dodgers' last 22 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of LA Dodgers' last 11 games when playing LA Angels
LA Dodgers are 7-15 SU in their last 22 games

Next up:
LA Angels at LA Dodgers, Tuesday, May 28