Angels vs. Orioles - 5/22/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (26-15) at Los Angeles Angels (19-24)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 3:35 pm (Angel Stadium)
U Jimenez (2-4) (5.60) vs. Jered Weaver (3-3) (5.76)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels +110 / Baltimore Orioles -120 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Baltimore Orioles look to sweep the Los Angeles Angels early Sunday afternoon.
The Baltimore Orioles look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Orioles have scored 14 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in nine of their last 13 games. The Baltimore Orioles offense has caught fire lately, and they’ve won 11 of their last 14 games when scoring more than three runs. Manny Machado leads Baltimore with 53 hits, Mark Trumbo has 31 RBI and Chris Davis has 10 RBI. Ubaldo Jimenez gets the ball, and he’s 2-4 with a 5.60 ERA and 41 strikeouts this season. Jimenez is 1-5 with a 4.28 ERA and 30 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
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The Los Angeles Angels look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Angels have allowed 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The Los Angeles Angels have an ERA of 4.23 and have lost 10 of their last 15 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Mike Trout leads Los Angeles with 52 hits, Albert Pujols has 27 RBI and Yunel Escobar has three home runs. Jered Weaver takes the hill, and he’s 3-3 with a 5.76 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. Weaver is 8-4 with a 3.29 ERA and 71 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 4-0 in their last 4 road games and 4-9 in Jimenezs last 13 road starts. The Angels are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 0-4 in Weavers last 4 starts. The Angels are 7-2 in Weavers last 9 starts vs. Orioles.
The Orioles have dominated the Angels in this series, but I have little confidence in Jimenez, and Weaver has pitched well against Baltimore throughout his career. The Angels should be able to prevent a sweep at home, and the plus money makes this bet a little sweeter.