Los Angeles Angels vs. Baltimore Orioles - 8/9/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (56-57) at Los Angeles Angels (56-58)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 3:37 pm (Angel Stadium)
K Gausman (8-7) (5.15) vs. Troy Scribner (1-0) (4.50)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels +113 / Baltimore Orioles -123 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN, FSW
The Baltimore Orioles and Los Angeles Angels meet Wednesday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.
The Baltimore Orioles need a win here in order to get back to a .500 record. The Orioles have scored 20 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Baltimore Orioles have won nine of their last 11 games when scoring more than two runs. Jonathan Schoop leads the Orioles with 127 hits and 82 RBI while Adam Jones and Manny Machado have combined for 228 hits and 119 RBI. Kevin Gausman gets the ball, and he is 8-7 with a 5.15 ERA and 120 strikeouts this season. Gausman is 1-1 with a 4.66 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
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The Los Angeles Angels look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 11 games. The Angels have scored 15 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Los Angeles Angels have won 10 of their last 14 games when scoring at least three runs. Andrelton Simmons leads the Angels with 128 hits and 49 RBI while Kole Calhoun and Yunel Escobar have combined for 193 hits and 78 RBI. Troy Scribner gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA and five strikeouts this season. This will be Scribner’s first career game against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series, 12-26 in their last 38 road games and 12-29 in Gausmans last 41 road starts. The Angels are 4-1 in their last 5 Wednesday games and 13-4 in their last 17 during game 3 of a series. The Orioles are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings and the under is 20-9 in the last 29 meetings.
Gausman has been on fire recently, allowing one or less runs in each of his last four starts and producing wins in five of his last eight games. However, Gausman also has an ERA of nearly six on the road and the O's continue to have issues winning outside of Baltimore. Meanwhile, the Angels are starting to gain confidence and can taste a possible wild card spot on the tip of their tongue. I like the vibes of these Angels right now, so I'll gladly take the plus money with them at home.