Betting on the Los Angeles Angels: What Bettors Need to Know
by George Monroy - 4/21/2014
The Los Angeles Angels can score runs-with an offense that includes potential-MVP Mike Trout and the legendary Albert Pujols rounding back into form, how could they not? Los Angeles, however, isn't doing a very good job of turning those runs into victories. The team has scored the fourth-most runs in the American League but is third in the AL West and already trails the division-leading Oakland Athletics by five games.
The good news for the Angels is that Pujols is finally beginning to look like his former-MVP self after struggling through his first two seasons with the team. The first baseman is currently leading the AL in homeruns, is second in slugging percentage and sixth in runs batted in. Let's take a closer look at Los Angeles and go over a stats and trends that bettors should know before betting on the Angels.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
- Los Angeles is currently 8-10 against the moneyline and has lost bettors $435 on the season.
- Los Angeles is 3-6 at home and 5-4 on the road.
- The team is 8-10 on the runline and has lost bettors $208 dollars through the first 18 games of the season.
- Los Angeles has an 8-1 "over/under" record when playing at home and a 5-4 mark on the road.
- The Angeles currently have a 5-8 record as a runline favorite.
Los Angeles is struggling to get over the .500 hump, but all the team's offensive stats are trending upward at the moment. The Angels are averaging 5.39 runs per game, which is ranked third in the AL, batting .244 as a team, and are ranked first in home runs with 29.
Los Angeles Angels Schedule
The Angels are currently in the middle of a nine-road-game stretch and will play two, three-game series against the Washington Nationals and New York Yankees before finally heading home next week for a series against the Cleveland Indians. One of the team's biggest struggles through the early part of the year has been its inconsistency.
Los Angeles managed to outscore the Detroit Tigers 14-13 during its recent three-game series but managed to win only the first game, where it scored a whopping 11 runs and then scored only three runs over the next two matchups. The strongest play to make on the Angels has been to take the home over. The squad has averaged 5.44 runs at home while giving up an average of 6.33 to its opponents while facing totals in the 9.5-run range.
Los Angeles is not winning on a consistent basis at the moment, but wagering on the team's offense to explode when at home is an excellent play to make. The Angels are not expected to content for the AL West division title or even an AL wild card spots, but bettors can still make a profit betting on the team. Wagering against the Angels to lose by more than a run has also been a solid play. Remember to bet wisely, and may the spread be with you.
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