Los Angeles Angels vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 6/15/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (30-32) at Los Angeles Angels (32-31)
MLB Baseball: Monday, June 15, 2015 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
Robbie Ray (1-1) (1.53) vs. Jered Weaver (4-6) (4.61)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -135 / Arizona Diamondbacks +125 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Arizona, FS-West
The Los Angeles Angels and the Arizona Diamondbacks face off on Monday in Anaheim for game one of their interleague MLB series.
The Los Angeles Angels are a game over .500 this season but with the American League West coming up weak they are right in the thick of the race. The Angels are 18-14 at home, 4-6 in their last 10 games, and they are 3.5 games behind the Astros in the AL West standings. As a team the Angels are hitting .244 with Mike Trout hitting .297, Kole Calhoun hitting .278, and Albert Pujols hitting .276. The Angels pitching staff has an ERA of 3.76 with the starters at 3.94 and the bullpen at 3.36. For game one against the Diamondbacks the Angels start Jered Weaver who has allowed 90 hits and 43 earned runs while striking out 41 over 84 innings for a 4-6 record and a 4.61 ERA.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks are in fourth place in the National League West but they are coming off of a weekend sweep of the Giants in San Francisco. The Diamondbacks are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 15-16 on the road, and they are 5.5 games behind the Dodgers in the NL West standings. As a team the Diamondbacks are hitting .264 with Paul Goldschmidt hitting .359, A.J. Pollock hitting .319, and Ender Inciarte hitting .288. The Diamondbacks pitching staff has an ERA of 4.31 with the starters at 4.65 and the bullpen at 3.76. For game one against the Angels the Diamondbacks start Robbie Ray who has allowed 15 hits and three runs while striking out 13 over 17.2 innings for a 1-1 record and a 1.53 ERA.
Los Angeles is 7-3 in their last 10 home games, 6-1 in game one of a series, and 5-2 in Weaver’s last seven starts. Arizona is 2-5 in their last seven interleague road games, 2-6 against the AL West, and 1-4 in their last five interleague games against a team with a winning record. Arizona is 1-5 in their last six games against Los Angeles.
I don’t love this game but I see the hard swinging Angels lineup being too much for Ray here and I look for the Angels to take game one.