Angels vs. Reds - 8/30/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Reds (55-74) at Los Angeles Angels (56-74)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
Tim Adleman (2-1) (3.68) vs. Jered Weaver (9-11) (5.31)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -135 / Cincinnati Reds +125 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Cincinnati Reds and Los Angeles Angels play game two of their series Tuesday night.
The Cincinnati Reds could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Reds have allowed 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Cincinnati Reds have an ERA of 4.96 and have lost six straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Joey Votto leads Cincinnati with 34 hits, Brandon Phillips has 53 RBI and Eugenio Suarez has 19 home runs. Tim Adleman gets the nod, and he’s 2-1 with a 3.68 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. This will be Adleman’s first career game against the Angels.
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The Los Angeles Angels look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Angels have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Angels offense has been hit or miss lately, and they’ve won six straight games when scoring more than three runs. Mike Trout leads Los Angeles with 143 hits, Yunel Escobar has 34 RBI and Kole Calhoun has 13 home runs. Jered Weaver takes the hill, and he’s 9-11 with a 5.31 ERA and 73 strikeouts this season. This will be Weaver’s second career game against the Reds.
The Reds are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series and 14-38 in their last 52 interleague road games. The Angels are 5-2 in their last 7 Tuesday games and 88-38 in Weavers last 126 home starts. The over is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Reds have cooled off lately from their hot second half start, while the Angels have been on these hot and cold streaks all season long. You have to give the edge to the Angels at home with the way they're playing and with a veteran pitcher on the hill.