Baltimore Orioles vs. Los Angeles Angels Free Preview

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The Baltimore Orioles will be taking on the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will showcase this AL matchup and the game gets underway at 10:07 p.m. ET.

Baltimore Orioles at Los Angeles Angels Odds

Baltimore (+135) is the underdog against Los Angeles (-145) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this game at 8.5 runs. The odds for wagering on the games total stand at +110 for the over and -130 for the under. Bettors can also wager on the games spread with the most recent runline odds standing at Orioles +1.5 runs (-160) and Angels +-1.5 runs (+140).

The Orioles have gone just 8-21 SU this year and are 10-18 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 11.2 units for moneyline gamblers over the early part of the year and 7.8 units ATS. Baltimore is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. The Angels, on the other hand, are 17-12 SU and 15-13 ATS. They’ve gained 3.7 units for moneyline bettors and 2.4 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven.

Los Angeles games have an over/under record of 15-13 so far in 2018. Orioles games have gone under 15 times, gone over 12 times and pushed on one occasion.

Dylan Bundy will get the nod for the visiting Orioles. The right-handed Bundy is 1-3 with a 2.97 ERA and 44 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Angels this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (1-0, 2.57 ERA and 10 strikeouts across seven innings).

The Angels are turning to lefty Andrew Heaney (0-1, 6.91 ERA), who’s got 22 punchouts and four walks to his credit as well as a WHIP of 1.53. Heaney only made one start against the Orioles in 2017 (0-0, 9.00 ERA and five strikeouts across five innings).

Los Angeles pitchers have allowed 4.4 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. The clubs starters have a 4.83 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 9.6 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a solid ERA of just 3.20, a WHIP of 1.33 and a K/9 of 8.9.

The Los Angeles offense is putting up 4.6 runs per outing, including 2.7 per game over its last 10 games and 2.0 per game over its last five. The team has hit .198/.247/.329 over its last five contests and is 1-4 SU during that span.

The Angels batters have been led by outfielder Mike Trout and shortstop Andrelton Simmons. Trout is slashing .288/.423/.625 with 10 home runs, 18 RBIs, 21 runs and five stolen bases, while Simmons has produced a line of .309/.380/.474 with three homers, 15 RBIs and 18 runs scored.

Trout seemed to enjoy hitting right-handed pitching at home in 2017, slashing .352/.468/.753 over 203 such plate appearances (compared to his overall season line of .306/.442/.629).

In the visiting dugout, Baltimore’s pitchers have allowed 5.3 runs per game and its starters own a 5.25 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 7.78 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.26, along with a K-per-9 of 8.61.

The Orioles offense has slashed .221/.292/.373 on its way to 3.4 runs scored per game this season, including 3.4 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 4.6 per game over the teams last five contests (2-3 SU).

Manny Machado and Pedro Alvarez have led Baltimore’s hitters. Machado is hitting .366/.450/.688 with nine home runs, 23 RBIs and 15 runs scored, while Alvarez (.222/.338/.540) is up to six homers, 13 RBIs and 12 runs scored.

Maintaining a slash line of .229/.268/.398 across 336 plate appearances, Machado did not seem to enjoy hitting on the road last season (compared to his overall season slash line of .260/.311/.473).

The Orioles have lost 3.6 units and are 4-6 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has hit in five of those games, compared to four that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Angels have netted 3.5 units and are 12-9 ATS when facing a righty starter. The overs hit in 12 of those games, compared to nine that’ve gone under.

Baltimore Orioles at Los Angeles Angels Free Prediction

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

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  • The Baltimore defense has allowed five errors over its last five games, compared to two errors for Los Angeles over its last five.
  • Both teams have hit 12 home runs over their last 10 games.