The Los Angeles Angels are one of two clubs to have hit the 60-win mark by this time in the summer, but that doesn’t secure them a spot in the postseason. The Angels are heavy favorites to claim an American League wild card berth, but they still trail the Oakland Athletics in the AL West. Such is life in Major League Baseball. The MLB betting community should take note.
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Winning seven of their last 10 games, the Angels have established themselves as a dominant force in their division. Led by third year wunderkind Mike Trout (.309 batting average, 76 RBI and 24 home runs) the Angels are 9/1 to win the World Series. This weekend they’ll get the opportunity to prove that they deserve those odds.
If L.A. has truly turned the corner and emerged as a contender, they’ll have no problem hosting the Tigers. The Angels are just 26-27 against the spread when playing at home this season, so pay special attention to how they respond in the first game of the four-game set on Thursday.
There’s a lot riding on how Los Angeles fares over the next few weeks. If they’re going to seriously contend for a title, they’ll have to continue pushing forward.
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