The Los Angeles Angels will be squaring off against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Fox Sports Arizona is in line to televise this interleague matchup and the action gets underway at 9:40 p.m. ET.
Los Angeles Angels at Arizona Diamondbacks Odds
Vegas has listed Los Angeles (+180) as the underdog to Arizona (-190). Bettors can wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at -120 for over 8.5 runs and even money (+100) for under 8.5. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the most recent runline odds standing at -125 for the Angels +1.5 runs and +105 for the Diamondbacks -1.5.
The Diamondbacks are 70-56 straight up (SU) and 63-62 against the spread (ATS). The team hasn’t strayed too far from expectations, gaining 4.3 units for moneyline bettors and 5.8 units (ATS). Arizona has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in three of those seven. On the other hand, the Angels have gone 63-64 SU this year and are 58-68 ATS. Overall, the team’s lost 8.0 units for moneyline bettors and 18.4 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the over has hit in four of those seven.
Arizona games have had an over/under record of 58-61-6 in 2018. Los Angeles has been a decent under bet with a total record of 55-62-9.
Odrisamer Despaigne will get the nod for Los Angeles. The right-handed Despaigne (2-1, 6.29 ERA) has racked up 21 strikeouts in 24.1 innings so far. He has yet to face the Diamondbacks this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.
The Diamondbacks will send righty Clay Buchholz (6-2, 2.47 ERA) to the mound. Buchholz has 61 strikeouts and 16 walks to his name, as well as a 1.07 WHIP. Buchholz did not record a start against the Angels in 2017.
Los Angeles’ pitching staff allowed 4.3 runs per game and its starters own a 4.29 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 8.88 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.69, along with a WHIP of 1.31.
Angels hitters have slashed .249/.322/.423 on their way to 4.6 runs scored per game this year, including 5.0 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 5.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (1-4 SU).
Los Angeles’ offense has been fueled by shortstop Andrelton Simmons and outfielder Justin Upton. Simmons is slashing .299/.348/.421 with eight home runs, 57 RBIs and 57 runs scored, while Upton (.267/.352/.474) is up to 26 homers, 74 RBIs and 69 runs scored.
In the other dugout, Arizona’s pitching staff has given up 3.9 runs per game overall this year. Its starters have an ERA of 3.89, a WHIP of 1.24 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.3. The bullpen has a solid ERA of just 3.12, a WHIP of 1.20 and a K/9 of 8.0.
Arizona’s offense is putting up 4.5 runs per contest, including 5.0 per game over its last 10 games and 5.8 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .291/.380/.469 over its last five contests and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.
The Diamondbacks’ hitters have been led by first baseman Paul Goldschmidt and left fielder David Peralta. Goldschmidt is slashing .293/.398/.544 with 28 home runs, 71 RBIs and 78 runs scored, and Peralta’s line sits at .305/.364/.544 with 24 homers, 68 RBIs and 63 runs scored.
The Angels have gained 1.2 units and are 44-45 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 41 of those games, compared to 43 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Diamondbacks have netted 4.3 units and are 43-38 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over’s cashed in 37 of those games, compared to 41 that went under.
Los Angeles Angels vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Diamondbacks, ATS Winner – Angels, O/U – UNDER
- Los Angeles has tallied 16 extra-base hits over its last five games. Arizona has 17 XBH over its last five.
- The Angels have lost four of their last five games SU while the Diamondbacks have won five of their last six.
- Los Angeles has posted 24.0 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 25.4 over its last five.
- The Angels have hit 11 home runs in their last 10 games, including six over their last five.