Los Angeles Angels at Baltimore Orioles MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/29/14
Los Angeles Angels (62-41) at Baltimore Orioles (57-46)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 7:05 pm (Camden Yards)
Jered Weaver (R) (11-6) (3.359) vs. Chris Tillman (R) (7-5) (3.778)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles / Los Angeles Angels --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-W, MASN
The Los Angeles Angels and Baltimore Orioles begin a three-game series on Tuesday night.
The Angels are 6-4 since the All Star break and are an impressive 22 games above a .500 record. The Angels pitching staff has been lights out lately, allowing three or fewer runs in eight of their last 13 games. Overall, the Angels have an ERA of 3.72 and have won four straight when holding their opponent under four runs. Offensively, Erick Aybar has hit safely in seven of his last 10 games and Howie Kendrick has 12 hits in his last 10 games. Jered Weaver takes the mound, and he’s 11-6 with a 3.36 ERA and has 110 strikeouts in 139.1 innings. Weaver is 7-4 with a 2.97 ERA in 11 career starts against the Orioles.
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The Orioles are also 6-4 since the All Star break and are a solid 12 games above a .500 record. While it hasn’t been the case all year, the Orioles pitching has been solid lately, allowing three or less runs in six of their last seven games. Overall, the Orioles have an ERA of 3.79 and have won nine of their last 11 when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Adam Jones has eight hits in his last nine games and Nick Markakis has 10 hits in his last 10 games. Starting is Chris Tillman, who is 7-5 with a 3.92 ERA and has 83 strikeouts in 131 innings. Tillman is 2-0 with a 1.74 ERA in three career starts against the Angels.
The Angels are 4-1 in Weaver's last 5 starts vs. American League East and 63-29 in Weaver's last 92 starts overall. The Orioles are 0-5 in their last 5 games following an off day and 7-2 in their last 9 home games. The Angels are 5-1 in Weaver's last 6 starts vs. Orioles and 2-6 in the last 8 meetings.
Two solid pitchers on the mound and two teams that have been playing well in the second half so far. With that said, I like the home team and the even money in a game that could really go either way.