Angels vs. Orioles - 5/20/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (24-15) at Los Angeles Angels (19-22)
MLB Baseball: Friday, May 20, 2016 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
K Gausman (0-1) (3.00) vs. H Santiago (3-2) (3.42)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -140 / Baltimore Orioles +130 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Baltimore Orioles and Los Angeles Angels begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Baltimore Orioles look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Orioles have allowed 19 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 13 games. The Baltimore Orioles have an ERA of 3.66 and have won 12 straight when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Manny Machado leads Baltimore with 51 hits, Mark Trumbo has 29 RBI and Chris Davis has nine home runs. Mike Wright gets the nod, and he’s 2-3 with a 5.20 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. This will be Wright’s second career game against the Angels.
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The Los Angeles Angels look to keep rolling after winning six of their last seven games. The Angels have scored 16 runs in their last three games and seven or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Angels offense has been rolling lately, and they’ve won 10 of their last 14 games when scoring more than three runs. Yunel Escobar leads Los Angeles with 50 hits, Mike Trout has 31 RBI and Albert Pujols has eight home runs. Hector Santiago takes the hill, and he’s 3-2 with a 3.42 ERA and 39 strikeouts this season. Santiago is 1-0 with a 2.57 ERA and 21 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 4-1 in their last 5 Friday games and 1-5 in Wrights last 6 road starts. The Angels are 1-5 in their last 6 Friday games and 12-2 in Santiagos last 14 starts. The Orioles are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings.
The Angels are finally putting runs on the board and are playing to their potential. If this continues, Los Angeles will be a scary team down the stretch. While the Orioles are playing well in their own right, I give the edge to the Angels on their home field.