Los Angeles Angels vs. San Diego Padres Matchup

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The Los Angeles Angels will be squaring off against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park. Fox Sports San Diego will be televising this interleague showdown and the action gets underway at 9:10 p.m. ET.

Los Angeles Angels vs. San Diego Padres Odds

San Diego (-110) is hosting this one as the favorite against Los Angeles (+100) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this game at 8.5 runs. Odds for betting on the game’s total sit at -105 for the over and -115 for the under. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the most recent odds sitting at -210 for the Angels +1.5 runs and +175 for the Padres -1.5.

The Angels are 61-60 SU and have gone 55-65 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 8.3 units for moneyline bettors and 16.7 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread six times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in three of those seven. The Padres, on the other hand, are 48-74 SU and 57-64 ATS. They’ve lost 11.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 26.9 units ATS. San Diego has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the over has cashed in five of those seven.

Padres games have a 58-58-5 over/under record in 2018. Los Angeles has been a decent under bet with a total record of 52-59-9.

Right-hander Felix Pena will get the start for the visiting Angels. Pena (1-3, 4.95 ERA) has recorded 40 strikeouts in 43.2 innings so far. He has yet to face the Padres this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Padres are putting the ball in the left hand of Robbie Erlin (2-3, 3.36 ERA, 0.99 WHIP), who’s got 57 punchouts and eight walks. Erlin did not record any MLB pitching stats last season.

As a unit, San Diego’s pitching staff has given up 4.8 runs per game overall this season. Its starters have a 5.09 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 7.4 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.51 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 9.8 K/9.

San Diego’s hitters have put up 3.9 runs per outing, including 5.5 per game over its last 10 games and 3.6 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .242/.307/.379 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that span.

The Padres’ offense has been led by first baseman Eric Hosmer and shortstop Freddy Galvis. Hosmer is slashing .255/.321/.387 with 11 home runs, 49 RBIs and 53 runs scored, while Galvis has produced a line of .240/.298/.369 with 10 homers, 50 RBIs and 45 runs.

In the visiting dugout, Los Angeles’ pitchers have allowed 4.3 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.20 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 8.79 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.66, along with a WHIP of 1.29 and a K/9 of 8.79.

The Angels offense has slashed .247/.322/.422 on its way to 4.6 runs scored per game this season, including 5.0 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).

Shortstop Andrelton Simmons and outfielder Justin Upton continue to lead Los Angeles’ hitters. Simmons is hitting .300/.352/.420 with seven home runs, 53 RBIs and 56 runs scored, while Upton (.267/.352/.481) is up to 26 homers, 73 RBIs and 67 runs scored.

The Angels have lost 11.3 units and are 12-23 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in 13 of those games, compared to 18 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Padres have lost 1.2 units and are 44-40 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in 38 of those games, as opposed to 43 that’ve cashed the under.

Los Angeles Angels vs. San Diego Padres Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Padres, ATS Winner – Angels, O/U – UNDER

Betting Trends,

  • The over has hit in three of Los Angeles’ last seven games.
  • The Padres have lost three of their last four games SU.
  • The Los Angeles defense has allowed zero errors over its last five games, compared to five errors for San Diego over its last five.
  • The Angels have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games. The Padres have hit 16 over their last 10.