The Los Angeles Angels are heading east to face the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. The game gets underway 9:40 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Arizona will be showing this interleague matchup.
Los Angeles Angels vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Odds
Arizona (-175) is hosting this one as the favorite against Los Angeles (+165) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this night game at 8.5 runs. Odds for wagering on the game’s total stand at -120 for the under and +100 for the over. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the current odds coming in at Angels +1.5 runs (-135) and Diamondbacks -1.5 runs (+115).
The Angels are 63-63 SU and are 58-68 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 8.0 units for moneyline gamblers and 18.4 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. The Diamondbacks, on the other hand, are 69-56 SU and 63-62 ATS. The team has gained 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.
Diamondbacks games have an over/under record of 58-61-6 in 2018. The Angels have been a decent under bet with a total record of 55-62-9.
Right-hander Felix Pena will get the nod for the visiting Angels. Pena (1-3, 4.35 ERA) has recorded 47 strikeouts in 49.2 innings so far. He’s 0-0 with six strikeouts and a 2.25 ERA against Arizona this year.
The Diamondbacks are handing the ball to lefty Patrick Corbin (10-4, 3.12 ERA), who has 190 punchouts and 37 walks to his name, as well as a 1.02 WHIP. Corbin has yet to face the Angels this year and did not record a start against them in 2017.
As a unit, Arizona’s pitchers have given up 3.9 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have an ERA of 3.90, a WHIP of 1.24 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.3. The bullpen has posted a solid ERA of just 3.10, a WHIP of 1.19 and a K/9 of 7.9.
The Arizona hitters have put up 4.5 runs per contest, including 5.1 per game over its last 10 games and 6.0 per game over their last five. The team has hit .294/.380/.494 over its last five games 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/.399/.546 with 28 home runs, 71 RBIs and 78 runs scored, while Peralta’s line is .300/.359/.532 with 23 homers, 65 RBIs and 61 runs.
For the visitors, Los Angeles’ pitchers have allowed 4.3 runs per game and its starters own a 4.27 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 8.79 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.71, along with a K-per-9 of 8.67.
Angels hitters have slashed .249/.322/.423 on their way to 4.6 runs scored per game this season, including 5.0 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 5.2 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).
Shortstop Andrelton Simmons and left fielder Justin Upton continue to lead Los Angeles’ offense. Simmons is hitting .297/.347/.421 with eight home runs, 56 RBIs and 57 runs scored, while Upton is hitting .267/.352/.474 with 26 homers, 74 RBIs and 69 runs scored.
The Angels have lost 9.2 units and are 14-23 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has hit in 14 of those games, compared to 19 that’ve gone under against left-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 has hit in 37 of those games, compared to 41 that went under.
Los Angeles Angels at Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Diamondbacks, ATS Winner – Angels, O/U – UNDER
- The under has cashed in three of Arizona’s last seven games.
- The Diamondbacks have won four of their last five games SU.
- Los Angeles has recorded 23.4 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 25.2 over its last five.
- The Angels have hit 12 home runs in their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks have hit 15 over their last 10.