Angels vs. Orioles - 5/21/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (25-15) at Los Angeles Angels (19-23)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
K Gausman (0-1) (3.00) vs. M Shoemaker (2-5) (8.50)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels +134 / Baltimore Orioles -144 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Baltimore Orioles and Los Angeles Angels play game two of their series Saturday.
The Baltimore Orioles look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Orioles have scored 16 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in nine of their last 12 games. The Baltimore Orioles offense has been on 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 home runs. Kevin Gausman gets the nod, and he’s 0-1 with a 3.00 ERA and 24 strikeouts this season. Gausman is 1-1 with a 6.39 ERA and six strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
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The Los Angeles Angels look for another win after winning six of their last eight games. The Angels have allowed 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Los Angeles Angels have an ERA of 4.16 and have lost 10 of their last 15 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Mike Trout leads Los Angeles with 51 hits, Albert Pujols has 27 RBI and Yunel Escobar has three home runs. Matt Shoemaker takes the hill, and he’s 2-5 with a 8.49 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. Shoemaker is 1-1 with a 3.55 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 12-2 in their last 14 during game 2 of a series and 2-8 in Gausmans last 10 road starts. The Angels are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series and 2-12 in Shoemakers last 14 home starts. The under is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Angels are as frustrating of a team in the league, as you can't figure them out and right when they look like they're turning the corner, they stink up the joint. So, I'm backing the Orioles who are red hot right now and continue to score runs by the boatload.