Los Angeles Angels vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 8/1/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (39-64) at Los Angeles Angels (51-55)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 10:07 pm (Angel Stadium)
Aaron Nola (8-6) (3.17) vs. R Nolasco (4-12) (4.76)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -121 / Philadelphia Phillies +111 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSPh, FSW
The Philadelphia Phillies and Los Angeles Angels meet Tuesday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.
The Philadelphia Phillies look to keep playing spoiler while adding to their five-game winning streak. The Phillies have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 11 of their last 13 games. The Philadelphia Phillies have won nine of their last 11 games when scoring at least two runs. Odubel Herrera leads the Phillies with 107 hits and 41 RBI while Freddy Galvis and Tommy Joseph have combined for 189 hits and 97 RBI. Aaron Nola gets the ball, and he is 8-6 with a 3.17 ERA and 107 strikeouts this season. This will be Nola’s first career game against the Angels.
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The Los Angeles Angels look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Angels have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Angels have won five of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Andrelton Simmons leads the Angels with 118 hits and 48 RBI while Yunel Escobar and Kole Calhoun have combined for 180 hits and 74 RBI. Ricky Nolasco gets the ball, and he is 4-12 with a 5.07 ERA and 96 strikeouts this season. Nolasco is 8-7 with a 3.83 ERA and 95 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.
The Phillies are 4-10 in their last 14 interleague games, 4-9 in Nolas last 13 road starts and 5-2 in Nolas last 7 starts. The Angels are 9-3 in their last 12 interleague home games, 0-5 in their last 5 games following an off day and 0-4 in their last 4 Tuesday games. The Phillies are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Los Angeles, 0-9 in the last 9 meetings and the under is 9-1 in the last 10 meetings.
The Philadelphia Phillies are playing their best ball of the season and are gaining value with these plus money lines. And Nola has been extremely sharp in his last several starts, allowing just one run and nine hits in his last 13 innings. However, the Angels need to win games like this if they're going to get back in the wild card race, and Nolasco has given Los Angeles chances to win in most of his recent starts. I'll side with the Angels here, even though the value is with the Phillies and the plus money.