Los Angeles Angels vs. Baltimore Orioles - 8/8/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (55-56) at Los Angeles Angels (55-57)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 10:07 pm (Angel Stadium)
J Hellickson (7-5) (4.45) vs. Parker Bridwell (5-1) (3.20)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -121 / Baltimore Orioles +110 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: MAS2, FSW
Out at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, the Baltimore Orioles and the Los Angeles Angels will be continuing their MLB series.
In Monday’s opener, Baltimore scored four times in the seventh inning on the way to a 6-2 victory.
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For the Tuesday game, the Orioles will be bringing out RHP Jeremy Hellickson. In his 119.1 innings and 7-5 record this year, Hellickson has a 4.45 ERA with 68 Ks and 31 BBs.
Baltimore has some big bats in their lineup this year. Coming into this series, Johnathan Schoop brought 125 hits, 70 runs, 25 homers and 82 RBI, while Adam Jones had 117 hits, 61 runs, 20 homers and 53 RBI. On Monday, Schoop had one hit while Jones managed a hit, a run and an RBI.
Over on the Angels’ side, they’re going with RHP Parker Bridwell on Tuesday. In his 59.0 innings and 5-1 record this year, Bridwell has a 3.20 ERA with 38 Ks and 16 BBs.
Los Angeles has a few interesting batters as well. Andrelton Simmons came into this set with 124 hits, 57 runs, 11 homers and 49 RBI while Kole Calhoun had 96 hits, 48 runs, 13 homers and 46 RBI. In Monday’s game, Calhoun went 0-for-3; Simmons managed a pair of hits.
The Orioles are 3-8 in their last 11 during game two of a series, and the under is 19-8-2 in Baltimore’s last 29 Tuesday games. Baltimore is also 8-2 in their last 10 overall, and 8-3 in their last 11 versus the AL West.
Meanwhile, the Angels are 1-4 in their last five Tuesday games, and 5-0 in Bridwell’s last five starts. LA is also 4-0 in Bridwell’s last four starts on grass and 4-1 in Bridwell’s last five home starts.
Aside from four runs on six hits in 5.0 innings against Philly in his last outing, Bridwell has been pretty solid. In his four starts before that, he gave up just five earned over a span of 26.1 innings. Hellickson was great in his O’s debut, but I like Bridwell to keep it going here and keep that Baltimore offense in check. I’ll take the Angels for the game two win.