Atlanta Braves vs. Los Angeles Angels MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 6/13/14
Los Angeles Angels (36-29) at Atlanta Braves (34-31)
MLB Baseball: Friday, June 13, 2014 at 7:35 pm (Turner Field)
Matt Shoemaker (R) (3-0) (3.760) vs. Aaron Harang (R) (4-5) (3.332)
The Line: Atlanta Braves -102 / Los Angeles Angels -108 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Angels face off on Friday at Turner Field for game one of their interleague series.
The Atlanta Braves have fallen out of the lead in NL East as they have struggled recently. The Braves are 18-14 at home this season, 4-6 in their last 10 games, and they have lost their last two games. As a team the Braves are hitting .243 with Justin Upton hitting .294, Freddie Freeman hitting .275, and Chris Johnson hitting .267. The Braves are pitching staff has an ERA of 3.18 with the starters at 3.12 and the bullpen at 3.33. For game one against the Angels the Braves start Aaron Harang who has two losses and three no decisions in his last five starts. For the season Harang has allowed 71 hits and 29 earned runs while striking out 77 over 78.1 innings for a 4-5 record and a 3.33 ERA.
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The Los Angeles have the third best record in the American League but in the AL West it is good enough for the lead in the Wild Card race. The Angels are 16-16 on the road, 6-4 in their last 10 games, and they are coming off of a loss in their last game. As a team the Angels are hitting .256 with Mike Trout hitting .293, Erick Aybar hitting .283, and Howie Kendrick is hitting .276. As a team the Braves pitching staff has an ERA of 3.83 with the starters at 3.65 and the bullpen at 4.20. For game one at Atlanta the Angels start C.J. Wilson who won his last start to end a personal two game losing streak. For the season Wilson has allowed 67 hits and 32 earned runs while striking out 79 over 86.2 innings for a 7-5 record and a 3.32 ERA.
Atlanta is 703 at home against a left-handed starter, 9-4 against a team with a winning record, and 0-4 in their last four home games. Los Angeles is 10-2 in their last 12 interleague games, 35-16 following an off day, and 6-2 in Wilson’s last eight starts as a favorite.
With the total set st seven it is just a lean but my play here is the under. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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