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Los Angeles Angels vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 8/2/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Philadelphia Phillies (39-64) at Los Angeles Angels (51-55)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 10:07 pm (Angel Stadium)

Jake Thompson (1-0) (4.50) vs. J Ramirez (8-9) (4.29)

The Line: Los Angeles Angels -182 / Philadelphia Phillies +172 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds


Out at Angel Stadium on Wednesday, the Philadelphia Phillies and the Los Angeles Angels will be continuing their MLB series. 

In the Tuesday opener, the Angels scored three runs in the seventh inning on the way to a 7-1 victory. 

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Los Angeles Angels vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 8/2/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction


For the Wednesday game, the Phillies will be bringing out RHP Jake Thompson. In his 10.0 innings and 1-0 record this year, Thompson has a 4.50 ERA with eight Ks and six walks. 

The Phillies have some key hitters this year. Odubel Herrera came into this set with 107 hits, 46 runs, 11 homers and 41 RBI, while Freddy Galvis had 98 hits, 42 runs, 11 homers and 44 RBI. On Tuesday, Galvis came up empty but Herrera had a hit. 

Over on the Angels’ side, they’re going with RHP JC Ramirez on Wednesday. In his 121.2 innings and 9-9 record this year, Ramirez has a 4.29 ERA with 96 Ks and 40 BBs. 

LA has some big bats as well. Andrelton Simmons came into this set with 118 hits, 50 runs, 11 homers and 48 RBI while Yunel Escobar had 91 hits, 40 runs and 29 RBI. On Tuesday, Escobar had a hit and a run; Simmons managed a hit. 

The Phillies are 18-37 in their last 55 during game two of a series, and 4-13 in their last 17 Wednesday games. Philadelphia is also 0-4 in Thompson’s last four road starts and the under is 6-1 in the Phillies’ last seven during game two of a series. 

Meanwhile, the Angels are 5-2 in Ramirez’s last seven starts with five days’ rest, and 0-5 in Ramirez’s last five starts following a quality start in his last appearance. The over is 3-1-1 in the Angels’ last five during game two of a series, and 3-0-1 in Ramirez’s last four home starts. 

After a couple of sketchy relief appearances in May, Thompson put up 5.0 innings with five hits and zero earned against the Braves. As for Ramirez, he has given up three earned on 10 hits over his last two starts and 12.2 innings. Ramirez has gone at least 6.0 innings in his last four straight starts, and I expect him to be solid here again. I’ll take the Angels for a win.

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