Angels at Orioles - 7/8/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (36-50) at Baltimore Orioles (49-35)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 8, 2016 at 7:05 pm (Camden Yards)
M Shoemaker (3-9) (4.40) vs. U Jimenez (5-8) (6.95)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles / Los Angeles Angels --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Angels and Baltimore Orioles begin a three-game series early Friday night.
The Los Angeles Angels look for another win after winning four of their last six games. The Angels have scored 25 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Angels offense has heated up lately, and they’ve won five of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Mike Trout leads Los Angeles with 100 hits, Yunel Escobar has 26 RBI and Albert Pujols has 15 home runs. Matt Shoemaker gets the ball, and he’s 3-9 with a 4.40 ERA and 93 strikeouts this season. Shoemaker is 1-1 with a 2.25 ERA and 29 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
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The Baltimore Orioles could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Orioles have allowed 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 11 games. The Baltimore Orioles have an ERA of 4.39 and have split their last 10 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Manny Machado leads Baltimore with 106 hits, Mark Trumbo has 64 RBI and Jonathan Schoop has 13 home runs. Ubaldo Jimenez takes the hill, and he’s 5-8 with a 6.95 ERA and 72 strikeouts this season. Jimenez is 1-6 with a 4.93 ERA and 33 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Angels are 0-9 in their last 9 during game 1 of a series and 0-4 in Shoemakers last 4 starts. The Orioles are 13-5 in their last 18 games following an off day and 0-9 in their last 9 vs. American League West. The under is 17-8 in the last 25 meetings.
I don't trust Jimenez and his ability to pitch and usually fade him whenever I can. However, not sure anybody has any sort of confidence in the Angels, as they've been a mess all year. Give me the home team coming off a days rest.