Los Angeles Angels vs. Baltimore Orioles Betting Preview

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The Los Angeles Angels will be taking on the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards. Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will showcase this AL showdown. The game is scheduled to get underway at 4:05 p.m. ET.

Los Angeles Angels vs. Baltimore Orioles Odds

Oddsmakers have listed Los Angeles (-150) as the favorite over Baltimore (+140). The total is sitting at 9.5 runs and bettors can take the over for -120 or the under for even money (+100). Bettors can also wager on the games runline with the odds sitting at Angels -1.5 runs (-105) and Orioles +1.5 runs (-115).

The Orioles are just 23-58 straight up (SU) and 30-50 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 32.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 26.4 units (ATS). Baltimore has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. The Angels have gone 42-41 SU this year and are 34-48 ATS. Overall, the teams lost 7.9 units for moneyline bettors and 19.1 units ATS. Los Angeles has failed to cover the spread in each of its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven.

Baltimore games have an over/under record of 33-45-2 so far in 2018. Los Angeles has an over/under record of 37-39-6.

The southpaw Tyler Skaggs is the probable starter for the visiting Angels. Skaggs (6-5, 2.69 ERA) has racked up 94 strikeouts in 87 innings so far. He has yet to face the Orioles this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Orioles are preparing to start righty Andrew Cashner (2-8, 4.70 ERA), who has 67 strikeouts and 38 walks, as well as a WHIP of 1.62. Cashner only made one start against the Angels in 2017 (0-0, 6.00 ERA and two strikeouts across six innings).

Los Angeles pitchers have allowed 4.2 runs per game and its starters own a 3.79 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 9.01 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.01, along with a WHIP of 1.28.

Angels hitters have slashed .246/.320/.417 on their way to 4.5 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.8 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 3.2 per game over the teams last five contests (1-4 SU).

Outfielder Mike Trout and shortstop Andrelton Simmons have led Los Angeles hitters. Trout is hitting .321/.462/.648 with 24 home runs, 49 RBIs, 65 runs and 13 steals. Simmons (.322/.382/.446) has produced five homers, 37 RBIs and 40 runs scored.

In the home-team dugout, Baltimore’s pitching staff has allowed 5.2 runs per game overall this season. Its starters have an ERA of 5.28, a WHIP of 1.51 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.7. The bullpen has a 4.27 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and 8.0 K/9.

The Baltimore offense is putting up 3.6 runs per contest, including 4.0 per game over its last 10 games and 3.0 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .218/.257/.339 over its last five contests and is 0-5 SU during that span.

Shortstop Manny Machado and right fielder Adam Jones have led the Orioles batters this year. Machado is slashing .305/.374/.556 with 20 home runs, 56 RBIs and 40 runs scored, and Jones has produced a line of .288/.311/.441 with 10 homers, 32 RBIs and 33 runs.

The Angels have gained 3.8 units and are 29-33 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in 28 of those games, compared to 30 that’ve gone under against righties. On the other hand, the Orioles have lost 7.6 units and are 13-16 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The overs hit in 12 of those games, as opposed to 16 which went under the total.

Los Angeles Angels vs. Baltimore Orioles Prediction

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

Betting Notes

  • The under has hit in four of Los Angeles last seven games.
  • Baltimore has posted 19.8 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 18.2 over its last five.
  • The Angels have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games. The Orioles have hit 14 over their last 10.