Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Angels Betting Preview

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The Colorado Rockies will pay a visit to Angel Stadium of Anaheim to square off against the Los Angeles Angels. The first pitch is scheduled for 10:07 p.m. ET and this interleague showdown will be televised on ATRM, FSW and ESPN.

Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Angels Odds

The Angels are 63-68 straight up (SU) and 59-71 against the spread (ATS). The team’s lost 11.9 units for moneyline bettors and 21.0 units (ATS). Los Angeles has covered the spread only twice in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. The Rockies are 71-59 SU and have gone 68-61 ATS. In total, the team’s gained 15.1 units for moneyline gamblers and 6.2 units ATS. Colorado has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has cashed in six of those seven.

Angels games have a 58-63-9 over/under record in 2018. The Rockies have been a good under bet with a total record of 55-68-6.

Jon Gray is getting the start for the visiting Rockies. The right-handed Gray is 10-7 with a 4.67 ERA and 162 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with eight strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA against Los Angeles this year.

The Angels are putting the ball in the right hand of Odrisamer Despaigne (2-2, 6.35 ERA, 1.55 WHIP), who has 25 strikeouts and 10 walks this season. Despaigne hasn’t faced the Rockies yet this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (1-0, 2.57 ERA and three strikeouts across seven innings).

Colorado’s pitching staff allowed 4.8 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.37 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 8.48 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.89, along with a WHIP of 1.30.

Rockies hitters have slashed .256/.322/.431 on their way to 4.7 runs scored per game this season, including 5.5 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 5.4 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).

Colorado’s offensive production has been fueled by third baseman Nolan Arenado and shortstop Trevor Story, who have combined to swat 57 home runs. Arenado is hitting .311/.394/.579 with 31 home runs, 90 RBIs and 83 runs scored, while Story (.289/.345/.540) is up to 26 homers, 85 RBIs, 67 runs and 19 steals.

For the home team, Los Angeles’ pitching staff has given up 4.4 runs per game overall this year. Its starters have an ERA of 4.37, a WHIP of 1.31 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.8. The bullpen has a 3.72 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 8.7 K/9.

The Los Angeles offense has produced 4.5 runs per contest, including 3.8 per game over its last 10 games and 2.4 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .198/.257/.321 over its last five matchups and is 0-5 SU during that span.

The Angels’ offense has been led by shortstop Andrelton Simmons and left fielder Justin Upton. Simmons is slashing .293/.343/.416 with eight home runs, 59 RBIs and 57 runs scored, and Upton’s line sits at .267/.352/.474 with 26 homers, 74 RBIs and 69 runs.

The Rockies have gained 7.4 units and are 39-42 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 39 of those games, compared to 39 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Angels have lost 0.8 units and are 44-47 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 42 of those games, as opposed to 44 that’ve cashed the under.

Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Angels MLB Tip


Predictions: SU Winner – Angels, ATS Winner – Rockies, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The under has cashed in three of Los Angeles’ last seven games.
  • The Angels have lost eight of their last nine games SU.
  • Los Angeles has recorded 20.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 15.2 over its last five.
  • The Rockies have hit 10 home runs in their last 10 games. The Angels have hit nine over their last 10.