Starling Marte and the struggling Pittsburgh Pirates will head west to play the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The game will start at 10:07 p.m. ET and this interleague showdown will be shown on both ATPT and FSW.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Los Angeles Angels Odds
Los Angeles (-135) is favored over Pittsburgh (+125) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this night game at 10 runs (-110 for the over and -110 for the under). This game currently has a runline of Pirates +1.5 (-170) and Angels -1.5 (+150).
The Pirates have gone 48-69 SU this year and are 56-60 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 12.2 units for moneyline bettors and 17.9 units ATS. The Angels, on the other hand, are 58-61 SU and 61-57 ATS. The team has lost 9.2 units for bettors taking the moneyline while gaining 1.9 units ATS.
Los Angeles games have an over/under record of 55-54-9 in 2019. The Pirates have been a solid over bet with a total record of 65-45-6.
Right-hander Mitch Keller will get the nod for Pittsburgh. Keller (0-1, 10.50 ERA) has racked up 15 punchouts in 12 innings so far. He has yet to face the Angels this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.
The Angels are sending lefty Jose Suarez (2-3, 6.22 ERA) to the mound. Suarez has 46 strikeouts and 19 walks as well as a 1.60 WHIP. Suarez did not pitch in the majors in 2018.
Pittsburgh’s pitchers have allowed 5.5 runs per game and its starters own a 5.25 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 8.35 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.80, along with a K-per-9 of 9.69.
Pirates hitters have slashed .265/.324/.426 on their way to 4.6 runs scored per game in 2019, including 4.1 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 3.6 per game over the team’s last five contests (0-5 SU).
Right fielder Starling Marte and first baseman Josh Bell continue to lead Pittsburgh’s hitters. Marte is slashing .282/.324/.493 with 20 home runs, 69 RBIs, 79 runs and 18 stolen bases. Bell is hitting .284 with 29 homers, 93 RBIs and 80 runs scored.
In the other dugout, Los Angeles’ pitchers have yielded 5.2 runs per game overall in 2019. Its starters have an ERA of 5.48, a WHIP of 1.37 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.5. The bullpen has a 4.61 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 9.3 K/9.
Los Angeles’ hitters are putting up 5.0 runs per contest, including 3.7 per game over its last 10 games and 5.0 per game over their last five. The team has hit .193/.301/.354 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that span.
Mike Trout and David Fletcher have led the Angels’ offense this year. Trout is slashing .297/.439/.668 with 39 home runs, 92 RBIs, 91 runs and nine steals, and Fletcher’s line is .277/.336/.384 with five homers, 39 RBIs and 58 runs scored.
Pirates vs. Angels Free MLB Tip
Predictions: SU Winner – Angels, ATS Winner – Pirates, O/U – UNDER
- Pittsburgh has logged 15 extra-base hits over its last five games. Los Angeles has 14 XBH over its last five.
- The Pirates have lost nine of their last 10 games SU.
- Los Angeles has recorded 15.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 17.4 over its last five.
- The Pirates have hit 11 home runs in their last 10 games, including six over their last five.
- The Pirates have a total OPS of .750 this season, including an OPS of .644 against left-handed pitchers. The Angels’ OPS sits at .767 overall and .736 against lefties.