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Los Angeles Angels vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/23/14

Baltimore Orioles (54-44) at Los Angeles Angels (59-39)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)

Chris Tillman (R) (7-5) (3.887) vs. Jered Weaver (R) (10-6) (3.426)

The Line: Los Angeles Angels -155 / Baltimore Orioles +145 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds


The Baltimore Orioles look to sweep the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night.

The Orioles have won nine of their last 13 games and have jumped out to 11 games above .500. While the Orioles offense has been doing its job, the pitching staff has improved, allowing three or less runs in seven of their last 11 games. Overall, pitching has been an issue all season for the Orioles, as they have the 18th best ERA at 3.88. Offensively, J.J. Hardy has five extra base hits in his last six games and Adam Jones has four RBI in this series. Starting is Chris Tillman, who is 7-5 with a 4.03 ERA and has 80 strikeouts in 125 innings. Tillman is 2-0 with a 1.84 ERA in two career starts against the Angels.

Los Angeles Angels vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/23/14


The Angels hot streak in July has cooled off a bit, as they’re 2-3 since the All Star break. The Angels top ranked offense has lost its magic, scoring three or less runs in four of those five games. The Angels have lost 10 of their last 13 games when scoring three or less runs. Mike Trout has four homers in his last nine games and Josh Hamilton has 14 hits in his last 10 games. Pitching wise, the Angels have an ERA of 3.78, 15th in baseball. Jered Weaver takes the hill, and he’s 10-6 with a 3.43 ERA and has 104 strikeouts in 131.1 innings. Weaver is 6-4 with a 3.06 ERA in 10 career starts against the Orioles. 

The Orioles are 9-3 in Tillmans last 12 road starts and 11-4 in Tillmans last 15 starts vs. American League West. The Angels are 39-12 in Weavers last 51 home starts and 62-29 in Weavers last 91 starts overall. The Angels are 4-1 in Weavers last 5 starts vs. Orioles.

There are two solid pitchers on the mound, and this game could go either way. That's why I'm siding with the road team and the plus money. Besides, it's not like the O's haven't crused the Angels in the first two games. 

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