Cincinnati Reds at Los Angeles Angels Matchup

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The Los Angeles Angels are set to host the Cincinnati Reds at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Fox Sports Ohio will broadcast this interleague matchup and the game gets going at 10:07 p.m. ET.

Cincinnati Reds at Los Angeles Angels Odds

Los Angeles (-155) is hosting this one as the favorite against Cincinnati (+145) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this one at 9 runs. Odds for betting on the game’s total currently sit at -120 for the over and +100 for the under. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the current runline odds coming in at Reds +1.5 runs (-150) and Angels -1.5 runs (+130).

The Reds are 36-40 SU and have gone 43-33 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 1.1 units for moneyline gamblers, despite having gained 5.1 units ATS. Cincinnati’s covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The Angels, on the other hand, are 39-40 SU and 43-36 ATS. The team has lost 2.2 units for moneyline bettors while gaining 7.0 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.

Angels games have an over/under record of 36-36-7 so far in 2019. Cincinnati has been a strong under bet with a total record of 27-47-2.

The right-handed Tyler Mahle will get the nod for the visiting Reds. Mahle is 2-7 with a 4.17 ERA and 80 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Angels this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Angels will turn to lefty Andrew Heaney (0-1, 5.68 ERA), who has 32 strikeouts and 10 walks, along with a WHIP of 1.14. Heaney did not register a start against the Reds in 2018.

Los Angeles’ pitching staff has allowed 5.0 runs per game overall this year as a unit. The club’s starters have a 5.37 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.62 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 9.6 K/9.

The Los Angeles offense is putting up 5.1 runs per outing, including 5.2 per game over its last 10 games and 5.0 per game over its last five. The team has hit .303/.364/.436 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

Mike Trout and Tommy La Stella have led the Angels’ hitters this year. Trout is slashing .307/.466/.642 with 22 home runs, 56 RBIs, 62 runs and eight stolen bases, while La Stella is hitting .297 with 15 homers, 43 RBIs and 46 runs.

In the other dugout, Cincinnati’s pitchers have allowed 3.8 runs per game and its starters own a 3.76 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 9.74 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.38, along with a WHIP of 1.26 and a K-per-9 of 9.82.

The Reds offense has slashed .235/.309/.411 on its way to 4.4 runs scored per game in 2019, including 5.3 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 6.2 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).

Shortstop Jose Iglesias and third baseman Eugenio Suarez continue to lead Cincinnati’s offense. Iglesias is slashing .294/.333/.420 with five home runs, 30 RBIs and 31 runs scored, while Suarez (.246/.323/.463) has produced 16 homers, 45 RBIs and 37 runs scored.

The Reds have gained 0.3 units and are 12-6 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has hit in six of those games, compared to 12 that’ve gone under against left-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Angels have netted 7.1 units and are 30-20 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in 25 of those games, as opposed to 20 which went under the total.

Reds vs. Angels Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • The over has cashed in three of Cincinnati’s last seven games.
  • Both teams have hit 16 home runs over their last 10 games.
  • The Reds have an OPS of .720 this season, including an OPS of .716 when facing left-handed pitchers. The Angels’ OPS stands at .780 overall and .745 against lefties.
  • Los Angeles has posted 25.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 27.8 over its last five.