Los Angeles Angels vs. Colorado Rockies Betting Preview

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The Los Angeles Angels are set to face off against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. This interleague matchup starts at 3:10 p.m. ET and fans can watch the game on both ATRM and FSW.

Los Angeles Angels at Colorado Rockies Odds

Oddsmakers have listed Los Angeles (+120) as the underdog to Colorado (-130). Bettors are able to gamble on the games total with odds listed at -125 for over 11 runs and +105 for under 11. Bettors can also wager on the games runline with the most recent odds sitting at -175 for the Angels +1.5 runs and +155 for the Rockies -1.5 runs.

The Angels are 21-14 SU and have gone 19-15 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 7.7 units for moneyline gamblers in this young season and 5.2 units ATS. The Rockies, on the other hand, are 21-15 SU and 20-15 ATS. They’ve gained 7.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 5.2 units ATS.

Rockies games have a 14-19-2 over/under record so far in 2018. Angels games have gone over 19 times, gone under 15 times and pushed on zero occasions.

Right-hander Jaime Barria is projected to start for the visiting Angels. Barria is 2-1 with a 3.46 ERA and six strikeouts. He has yet to face the Rockies this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Rockies are putting the ball in the left hand of Tyler Anderson (2-0, 3.78 ERA), who has 37 strikeouts and 16 walks this season as well as a 1.32 WHIP. Anderson did not record a start against the Angels in 2017.

Los Angeles pitching staff allowed 4.4 runs per game and its starters own a 4.30 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 9.17 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.72, along with a WHIP of 1.31.

The Angels offense has slashed .259/.325/.437 on its way to 5.1 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.3 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 7.0 per game over the teams last five outings (3-2 SU).

Los Angeles hitters have been powered by outfielder Mike Trout and shortstop Andrelton Simmons. Trout is slashing .328/.453/.703 with 12 home runs, 24 RBIs, 30 runs and seven steals, while Simmons (.350/.407/.512) is up to three homers, 21 RBIs and 22 runs scored.

Trout didn’t do especially well against left-handed pitching in 2017, maintaining a slash line of .280/.443/.463 across 106 plate appearances (his total season line was .306/.442/.629).

In the home-team dugout, Colorado’s pitchers have allowed 4.3 runs per game overall in 2018. The clubs starters have an ERA of 3.71, a WHIP of 1.23 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.4. The bullpen has a 4.88 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 9.5 K/9.

Colorado’s hitters are putting up 4.1 runs per contest, including 3.5 per game over its last 10 games and 5.6 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .273/.362/.488 over its last five games and is 5-0 SU during that span.

Right fielder Charlie Blackmon and third baseman Nolan Arenado have led the Rockies offense this year. Blackmon is hitting .284/.394/.595 with 11 home runs, 20 RBIs and 29 runs scored, and Arenado’s line is .315/.412/.604 with eight homers, 21 RBIs and 19 runs scored.

Compared to his total season slash line of .331/.399/.601, Blackmon performed well against righty pitching at home last season, slashing .381/.462/.787 over 234 such plate appearances.

The Angels have lost 0.8 units and are 3-5 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in four of those games, as opposed to four that’ve gone under against lefties. On the other hand, the Rockies have netted 11.5 units and are 12-8 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 10 of those games, as opposed to 10 which went under the total.

Los Angeles Angels at Colorado Rockies Free MLB Tip

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

Betting Trends

  • The over has cashed in four of Los Angeles last seven games.
  • Los Angeles has posted 25.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 31.4 over its last five.
  • Each team has hit 13 home runs over its last 10 games.