San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Angels Matchup

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The San Francisco Giants will face off against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Fox Sports West will showcase this interleague showdown and the action gets underway at 4:07 p.m. ET.

San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Angels Odds

Oddsmakers have placed matching -105 moneyline odds on both of these teams. Gamblers are able to bet on the games total with odds listed at -120 for over 8.5 runs and even money (+100) for under 8.5. Bettors can also wager on the games spread with the runline odds sitting at Giants -1.5 runs (+140) and Angels 1.5 runs (-160).

The Angels are 14-7 SU and 11-9 ATS. They’ve gained 4.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 3.2 units against the spread (ATS). The Giants are 8-12 SU and have gone 12-7 ATS. Overall, the teams lost 0.3 units for moneyline bettors through the early portions of the season, but have gained 3.9 units ATS.

Angels games have a 13-7 over/under record so far in 2018. Giants games have gone under 10 times, gone over nine times and pushed on zero occasions.

Johnny Cueto will get the nod for the visiting Giants. The right-handed Cueto is 1-0 with a 0.45 ERA and 16 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Angels this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Angels will put the ball in the right hand of Jaime Barria (1-0, 1.80 ERA), who has three strikeouts and three walks as well as a 0.80 WHIP. Barria did not record any MLB pitching stats in 2017.

San Francisco’s pitching staff allowed 3.6 runs per game and its starters own a 3.43 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 7.34 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.41, along with a WHIP of 1.15.

Giants hitters have slashed .230/.290/.359 on their way to 3.1 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.2 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 3.2 per game over the teams last five contests (2-3 SU).

San Francisco’s hitters have been led by first baseman Brandon Belt and right fielder Gregor Blanco. Belt is hitting .259/.369/.519 with 14 hits, nine RBIs and six runs scored, while Blanco (.367/.424/.433) is up to 11 hits, one RBI and three runs scored.

For the home team, Los Angeles pitching staff has given up 4.4 runs per game overall in 2018. The clubs starting pitching staff has an ERA of 5.05, a WHIP of 1.38 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.6. The bullpen has a 3.21 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 8.7 K/9.

Los Angeles offense is putting up 5.3 runs per outing, including 4.3 per game over its last 10 games and 1.6 per game over its last five. The team has hit .161/.244/.284 over its last five games and is 1-4 SU during that stretch.

The Angels offense has been led by Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani. Trout is hitting .309/.412/.667 with eight home runs, 15 RBIs and 17 runs scored, and Ohtani’s line is .342/.390/.658 with three homers, 11 RBIs and five runs.

Compared to his overall season slash line of .306/.442/.629, Trout seemed to enjoy hitting righties at home last season, slashing .352/.468/.753 over 203 such plate appearances.

The Giants have lost 2.1 units and are 3-3 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in one of those games, compared to five that’ve gone under against righties. On the other hand, the Angels have netted 4.5 units and are 9-6 ATS when facing a righty starter. The overs cashed in 10 of those games, compared to five that’ve gone under.

San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Angels Free MLB Tip

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

Betting Trends

  • The under has hit in four of San Francisco’s last seven games.
  • Los Angeles has posted 22.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 11.6 over its last five.
  • The Giants have hit 10 home runs in their last 10 games, including seven over their last five.