Los Angeles Angels vs. Baltimore Orioles - 8/8/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (55-53) at Los Angeles Angels (58-50)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 9:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
U Jimenez (8-7) (4.04) vs. G Richards (11-8) (3.46)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -130 / Baltimore Orioles +120 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWest, MASN2
The Los Angeles Angels and the Baltimore Orioles face off on Saturday in Anaheim as they continue their MLB series.
The Los Angeles Angels pulled away late on Friday to get the win against the O’s. Mike Trout and C.J. Cron each hit home runs and David Murphy had two hits as the Angels scored eight runs on 13 hits. Starting pitcher Andrew Heaney allowed 10 hits and four runs while striking out two over 5.2 innings to not get a decision as Fernando Salas got the win. For Saturday’s game the Angels start Garrett Richards who has allowed 109 hits and 50 earned runs while striking out 102 over 130 innings for an 11-8 record and a 3.46 ERA.
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The Baltimore Orioles simply didn’t have enough in the tank as they fell to the Angels on Friday. Matt Weiters and Jonathan Schoop each hit home runs and Manny Machado had three hits as the Orioles scored four runs on 12 hits. Starting pitcher Kevin Gausman allowed nine hits and six runs while striking out four over 5.2 innings to take the loss and fall to 2-3 for the season. For Saturday’s game the Orioles start Ubaldo Jimenez who has allowed 119 hits and 53 earned runs hwile striking out 110 over 118 innings for an 8-7 record and a 4.04 ERA.
Los Angeles is 14-5 in their last 19 home games, 5-0 against the AL East, and 24-8 in Richards’ last 32 starts as a favorite. Baltimore is 4-2 in their last six road games, 1-6 against a team with a winning record, and 1-4 in Jimenez’s last five starts as a road underdog. Baltimore is 4-2 in their last six games in Los Angeles.
The Angels appear to have awoken so they are safe to play again and are the choice here.