San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Angels - 8/19/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Los Angeles Angels (8-16) at San Francisco Giants (9-16)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 9:45 pm (Oracle Park)
Patrick Sandoval (0-2) (3.94) vs. Johnny Cueto (1-0) (4.62)
The Line: San Francisco Giants +125 / Los Angeles Angels -135 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Angels and San Francisco Giants meet Wednesday in MLB action at Oracle Park.
The Los Angeles Angels need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Angels have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Angels have split their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. David Fletcher leads the Angels with 29 hits and nine RBI while Mike Trout and Tommy La Stella have combined for 44 hits and 31 RBI. Patrick Sandoval gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 3.94 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. This will be Sandoval’s first career game against the Giants.
The San Francisco Giants need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Giants have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Giants have lost five of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Donovan Solano leads the Giants with 31 hits and 15 RBI while Mike Yastrzemski and Wilmer Flores have combined for 51 hits and 28 RBI. Johnny Cueto gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 4.62 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. Cueto is 2-0 with a 0.86 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
Will update with trends once they're released.
Patrick Sandoval isn't a pitcher I'm looking to lay juice with if we're being honest, especially with him allowing six earned runs and 10 hits in his last 12 innings. Cueto has had his struggles all season long, allowing 13 earned runs and 19 hits in 25.1 innings, but he's a veteran pitcher who can put things together at any moment, and he's coming off seven strong innings against a good Oakland Athletics club. Also, in 82 career at bats against current Angels hitters, Cueto is allowing a .159 batting average with 19 strikeouts.
It really feels like the wrong team is favored here, especially with the Giants at home. Give me the plus money.