The struggling Los Angeles Angels are trying to avoid dropping their fifth straight game they play host to the San Francisco Giants at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Fox Sports West will be showing this interleague matchup and the action gets underway at 9:07 p.m. ET.
San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Angels Odds
Los Angeles (-205) is favored against San Francisco (+187) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this game at 8 runs (-105 for the over and -115 for the under). Bettors can also wager on the games spread with the runline odds standing at Giants +1.5 runs (-115) and Angels -1.5 runs (-105).
The Giants have gone 8-11 SU this year and are 11-7 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 1.7 units for moneyline bettors through the early portions of the year, despite having gained 2.9 units ATS. The Angels, on the other hand, are 13-7 SU and 11-8 ATS. They’ve gained 6.3 units for moneyline bettors and 4.2 units ATS.
Angels games have an over/under record of 12-7 thus far in 2018. The Giants have an over/under record of 8-10.
The southpaw Derek Holland is projected to start for the visiting Giants. Holland is 0-2 with a 4.60 ERA and 16 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Angels this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (0-0, 4.50 ERA and five strikeouts across six innings).
The Angels will send righty Garrett Richards (2-0, 3.60 ERA) to the mound. Richards has 24 strikeouts and 15 walks to his name, as well as a 1.40 WHIP. Richards did not record a start against the Giants in 2017.
Los Angeles pitchers have allowed 4.5 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. Its starters have a 5.17 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.21 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 8.4 K/9.
The Los Angeles offense is putting up 5.3 runs per outing, including 4.7 per game over its last 10 games and 1.8 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .173/.251/.278 over its last five contests and is 1-4 SU during that stretch.
Mike Trout has helped lead the Angels offense this year with seven home runs, 14 RBIs and 16 runs scored. Trout seemed to have a little trouble hitting lefties at home last year, slashing .150/.306/.350 in 49 such plate appearances (his overall season line was .306/.442/.629).
For the visitors, San Francisco’s pitching staff allowed 3.6 runs per game and its starters own a 3.28 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 7.25 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.51, along with a K-per-9 of 9.04.
Giants hitters have slashed .231/.291/.361 on their way to 3.1 runs scored per game this year, including 3.4 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 2.8 per game over the teams last five outings (2-3 SU).
San Francisco’s hitters have been spearheaded by Brandon Belt so far, who is slashing .255/.361/.471 with 13 hits, seven RBIs and five runs scored.
The Giants are coming off an 8-1 win in the prior game of this series.
San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Angels MLB Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Angels, ATS Winner – Giants, O/U – OVER
- The under has cashed in three of Los Angeles last seven games.
- The Giants have hit nine home runs in their last 10 games, including six over their last five.
- Los Angeles has recorded 23.9 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 13.0 over its last five.