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LA ANGELS (18-27) AT KANSAS CITY (21-21) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
909: LA ANGELS
910: KANSAS CITY
9.0
-129
18-27
21-21
30-15-0
18-23-1
4.5 / 5.0
4.4 / 4.0
(R) J BLANTON
(R) E SANTANA
0-7
3-3
6.62
2.77
1.97
1.08
Current Weather Conditions 
Conditions: Fair   Temperature: 66.0 °
Humidity: 26   Wind: from the North at 16.1 gusting to 28.8 MPH (14 gusting to 25
 
Power Rating Line
The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated.
 Power Line
TeamPitcherEstimateEdge
LA ANGELSBLANTON +152 
KANSAS CITYSANTANA-152 
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
LA ANGELS team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
as a road underdog of +125 to +1500-2-210-19-5.6121-144+18.41-116-11121-127
in road games7-14-8.890-93-12.6672-664+55.213-895-80622-653
on the road when the total is 9 to 9.51-4-4.418-20-2.9237-231+19.83-221-15206-232
in May games9-10-3.841-37-3.9250-214+15.812-740-34210-241
when playing on Thursday1-5-5.515-20-10.1155-138-2.84-214-19130-149
when playing with a day off1-3-323-15+4.9148-144-5.34-021-17154-125
in games played on a grass field18-27-15183-167-25.41323-1138+46.330-15165-1631124-1220
in night games10-22-17.4132-128-27.81016-898-2.122-10132-115886-945
against right-handed starters14-21-12.1129-120-19.91007-887+20.924-11124-108873-926
in all games18-27-15192-177-26.61434-1251+44.330-15176-1711223-1335
when the total is 9 to 9.53-7-627-30-5.8543-446+37.77-331-23439-491

KANSAS CITY team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
as a home favorite of -125 to -1506-4+0.419-19-7.1100-91-24.24-519-1599-79
in home games10-8-0.587-93-9.9581-728-117.28-980-89655-594
at home when the total is 9 to 9.52-2-0.838-42-5.5248-361-101.31-235-36303-273
in May games7-11-5.732-41-2.6184-279-507-1135-38215-228
when playing on Thursday3-0+3.822-18+9.4147-170+14.61-216-22153-151
when playing with a day off1-4-3.115-25-9.9136-169-3.92-320-19151-136
in games played on a grass field21-21-0.7159-194-12.2997-1364-132.118-23163-1721141-1114
in night games11-15-6115-136-4.7750-1029-98.613-12116-123829-869
against right-handed starters17-12+5.3121-140-0.5803-1067-60.314-14126-122912-870
when playing against a team with a losing record12-10+0.277-82-6.7506-611-83.112-980-71552-508
in all games21-21-0.7164-203-12.81106-1525-139.818-23169-1801257-1251
when the total is 9 to 9.55-3+0.867-71+5.5470-676-86.35-260-65542-538
Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
LA ANGELS - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
5/9/2013VARGAS(L)@ HOUSTONHARRELL(R)6-5W-1509 unO81601373
5/10/2013ENRIGHT(R)@ CHI WHITE SOXAXELROD(R)7-5W1058.5 ovO1170762
5/11/2013WILLIAMS(R)@ CHI WHITE SOXQUINTANA(L)3-2W-1108.5 evU740863
5/12/2013WILSON(L)@ CHI WHITE SOXSALE(L)0-3L1107.5 evU110881
5/13/2013BLANTON(R)KANSAS CITYMENDOZA(R)4-11L-1359 evO9501980
5/14/2013VARGAS(L)KANSAS CITYGUTHRIE(R)6-2W-1258.5 unU1261660
5/15/2013ENRIGHT(R)KANSAS CITYDAVIS(R)5-9L-1059 unO121101370
5/16/2013WILLIAMS(R)CHI WHITE SOXQUINTANA(L)4-5L-1458 ovO752970
5/17/2013WILSON(L)CHI WHITE SOXSALE(L)0-3L-1207 unU350841
5/18/2013BLANTON(R)CHI WHITE SOXSANTIAGO(L)12-9W-1358.5 unO129017120
5/19/2013VARGAS(L)CHI WHITE SOXPEAVY(R)6-2W-1157.5 evO760590
5/21/2013WILLIAMS(R)SEATTLEHARANG(R)12-0W-1659 unO1550680
5/22/2013WILSON(L)SEATTLEMAURER(R) 
5/23/2013BLANTON(R)@ KANSAS CITYSANTANA(R) 
5/24/2013VARGAS(L)@ KANSAS CITYMENDOZA(R) 
5/25/2013 @ KANSAS CITYGUTHRIE(R) 
5/26/2013WILSON(L)@ KANSAS CITYDAVIS(R) 
5/27/2013BLANTON(R)@ LA DODGERSGREINKE(R) 
5/28/2013VARGAS(L)@ LA DODGERSRYU(L) 
5/29/2013 LA DODGERS  
5/30/2013 LA DODGERS  

KANSAS CITY - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
5/9/2013GUTHRIE(R)@ BALTIMOREGARCIA(R)6-2W1058.5 evU941870
5/10/2013DAVIS(R)NY YANKEESHUGHES(R)6-11L-1208 unO7301680
5/11/2013SHIELDS(R)NY YANKEESPETTITTE(L)2-3L-1657.5 unU651650
5/12/2013SANTANA(R)NY YANKEESKURODA(R)2-4L-1157 ovU752940
5/13/2013MENDOZA(R)@ LA ANGELSBLANTON(R)11-4W1259 evO1980950
5/14/2013GUTHRIE(R)@ LA ANGELSVARGAS(L)2-6L1158.5 unU6601261
5/15/2013DAVIS(R)@ LA ANGELSENRIGHT(R)9-5W-1059 unO137012110
5/17/2013SHIELDS(R)@ OAKLANDPARKER(R)1-2L-1107 unU540640
5/18/2013SANTANA(R)@ OAKLANDMILONE(L)1-2L1257 evU570550
5/19/2013MENDOZA(R)@ OAKLANDGRIFFIN(R)3-4L1558 evU11121950
5/20/2013GUTHRIE(R)@ HOUSTONKEUCHEL(L)5-6L-1559 ovO1171970
5/21/2013DAVIS(R)@ HOUSTONNORRIS(R)7-3W-1309 unO137210101
5/22/2013SHIELDS(R)@ HOUSTONLYLES(R) 
5/23/2013SANTANA(R)LA ANGELSBLANTON(R) 
5/24/2013MENDOZA(R)LA ANGELSVARGAS(L) 
5/25/2013GUTHRIE(R)LA ANGELS  
5/26/2013DAVIS(R)LA ANGELSWILSON(L) 
5/27/2013SHIELDS(R)ST LOUISWAINWRIGHT(R) 
5/28/2013SANTANA(R)ST LOUISLYONS(L) 
5/29/2013 @ ST LOUIS  
5/30/2013 @ ST LOUIS  
Team Statistics
Peformance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below. Categories where a team has performed poorly are denoted in red. Categories where a team has performed well are denoted in green.
LA ANGELS - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games18-27-1530-154.50.2590.3215.00.2680.337
Road Games7-14-8.813-84.00.2360.2945.00.2660.336
vs Right-handed Starters14-21-12.124-114.50.2620.3205.00.2580.331
Past 7 Games4-3+0.35-26.40.3000.3914.30.2600.323
Grass Games18-27-1530-154.50.2590.3215.00.2680.337
Night Games10-22-17.422-104.20.2610.3175.60.2830.351
LA ANGELS - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.50.2590.321451565406139510.031921423541730951303636
Road Games4.00.2360.2942175117765280.047862186614522161418
Righty Starters4.50.2620.320351240325108390.031481062781324842243030
LA ANGELS - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.441.367150787413415711447-79660%
Road Games3.411.22368.7272651533703-36275%

KANSAS CITY - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games21-21-0.618-234.40.2670.3164.00.2550.310
Home Games10-8-0.58-94.10.2600.3084.10.2540.299
vs Right-handed Starters17-12+5.314-144.90.2820.3294.00.2570.311
Past 7 Games2-5-3.63-44.00.2630.3304.00.2890.362
Grass Games21-21-0.618-234.40.2670.3164.00.2550.310
Night Games11-15-613-124.30.2600.3054.60.2580.322
KANSAS CITY - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.40.2670.316421452387113270.021771062853328143313420
Home Games4.10.2600.3081860415747100.027242111121211618168
Righty Starters4.90.2820.32929101028587210.02137711942119826202612
KANSAS CITY - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games2.871.163106.739348911351097-611568.8%
Home Games2.871.2344719155137513-15271.4%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
JOE BLANTON recent results and season statistics
JOE BLANTON - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts6.621.9670-7950.35.6393786813351-8-8.86-3
Road Starts5.641.7460-4422.35.615143376190-4-4.82-2
Last 3 Starts8.042.1060-2315.75.214143112191-2-1.82-1
JOE BLANTON - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
5/18/2013CHI WHITE SOX12-9-1358.5Win,Over 4.34411026SANTIAGO(L)
5/13/2013KANSAS CITY4-11-1359Loss,OverL4.77712007MENDOZA(R)
5/8/2013at HOUSTON1-3-1409.5Loss,UnderL6.7338106NORRIS(R)

ERVIN SANTANA recent results and season statistics
ERVIN SANTANA - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts2.771.0843-3855.36.918175169444-4+0.20-8
Home Starts1.841.1252-1429.37.3762934203-1+1.80-4
Last 3 Starts4.191.1900-2319.36.4991924130-3-3.20-3
ERVIN SANTANA - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
5/18/2013at OAKLAND1-2+1257Loss,UnderL7224035MILONE(L)
5/12/2013NY YANKEES2-4-1157Loss,UnderL6.3448204KURODA(R)
5/7/2013at BALTIMORE3-4+1108.5Loss,Under 6337014CHEN(L)
Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
Games over the last 3 seasons
KANSAS CITY is 13-9 (+7.9 Units) against LA ANGELS over the last 3 seasons
12 of 21 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+2.8 Units)
Games this season
KANSAS CITY is 2-1 (+1.3 Units) against LA ANGELS this season
2 of 3 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.1 Units)

All games at KANSAS CITY over the last 3 seasons
KANSAS CITY is 6-4 (+2.9 Units) against LA ANGELS over the last 3 seasons
5 of 10 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=-0.2 Units, Under=-0.7 Units)
Games played at KANSAS CITY this season.
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

 Team StatsStarting Pitcher Stats
DateTeamsScoreLineTotalResultHHRSBLOBERRStarterW/LIPERHBB
5/15/2013KANSAS CITY9-105  130270DAVIS(R)W5.3493
 LA ANGELS5-1059 unOver1210110ENRIGHT(R)L2452
5/14/2013KANSAS CITY2+115 Under61160GUTHRIE(R)L75113
 LA ANGELS6-1258.5 unWin124261VARGAS(L)W7251
5/13/2013KANSAS CITY11+125  190280MENDOZA(R)W6360
 LA ANGELS4-1359 evOver90050BLANTON(R)L4.77120
Pitcher Versus Team Past History
JOE BLANTON vs. KANSAS CITY since 1997
BLANTON is 3-2 when starting against KANSAS CITY with an ERA of 2.96 and a WHIP of 1.204.
His team's record is 3-4 (-5.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 3-4. (-1.6 units)
JOE BLANTON recent starts vs. KANSAS CITY
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
5/13/2013KANSAS CITY4-11-1359Loss,OverL4.77712007MENDOZA(R)
5/16/2007KANSAS CITY3-4-2159Loss,Under 8225027PEREZ(L)
8/18/2006at KANSAS CITY1-7-15010Loss,UnderL6228003HUDSON(R)

ERVIN SANTANA vs. LA ANGELS since 1997
No recent starts.
ERVIN SANTANA recent starts vs. LA ANGELS
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
No recent games found.
Team Line Action - Where the money is going!
Oddsmakers move a line in part because of one-sided public betting action on a side or total. They also move the line in reaction to wise guys selections. Either way, this section attempts to uncover whether the wise guys and public have a read on a given team. It summarizes both line and total movements. As a general rule, follow the line or total movement when percentages exceed 57% and go against it when they are below 43%.
As indicated by the movement of the line, the betting public is favoring LA ANGELS in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in LA ANGELS games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1085, -179.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in LA ANGELS games 53.1% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (162-143, -3.1 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in KANSAS CITY games 49.4% of the time since 1997. (1019-1042, -155.0 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in KANSAS CITY games 49.7% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (150-152, -24.6 units)
Edge=KANSAS CITY
 
The betting public is favoring nothing on the total in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the total in LA ANGELS games 50.4% of the time since 1997. (825-813, -98.5 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in LA ANGELS games 51% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (103-99, -5.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in KANSAS CITY games 51.4% of the time since 1997. (852-807, -65.4 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in KANSAS CITY games 54.2% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (117-99, +5.9 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
LA ANGELS
[P] 03/31/2013 - Andrew Taylor 60-day DL (3/22) ( Shoulder )
[P] 04/16/2013 - Kevin Jepsen 15-day DL (4/12) ( Tricep )
[P] 03/31/2013 - Ryan Madson 15-day DL (3/22) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/09/2013 - Jered Weaver 15-day DL (4/8) ( Elbow )
[CF] 05/01/2013 - Peter Bourjos 15-day DL (4/30) ( Hamstring )
[P] 05/15/2013 - Tommy Hanson is downgraded to doubtful Saturday ( Personal )
[SS] 05/21/2013 - Erick Aybar left last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Seattle Mariners ( Knee )
KANSAS CITY
[P] 04/01/2013 - Danny Duffy 15-day DL (3/31) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/01/2013 - Felipe Paulino 60-day DL (2/12) ( Elbow )
[CF] 05/17/2013 - Jarrod Dyson 15-day DL (5/16) ( Ankle )
[C] 05/21/2013 - Salvador Perez "?" Wednesday vs. Houston Astros ( Hip )
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