Los Angeles Angels vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 9/16/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Angels vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 9/16/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Diamondbacks (18-31) at Los Angeles Angels (20-29)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 9:40 pm (Angel Stadium of Anaheim)

Caleb Smith (0-0) (3.00) vs. Dylan Bundy (5-2) (2.48)

The Line: Los Angeles Angels -195 / Arizona Diamondbacks +179 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Angels meet Wednesday in MLB action at Angel Stadium. 

The Arizona Diamondbacks look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Diamondbacks have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Diamondbacks have won four of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. David Peralta leads the Diamondbacks with 48 hits and 28 RBI while Christian Walker and Ketel Marte have combined for 95 hits and 45 RBI. Caleb Smith gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 3.00 ERA and six strikeouts this season. This will be Smith’s first career game against the Angels.

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The Los Angeles Angels look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Angels have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Angels have won seven of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. David Fletcher leads the Angels with 49 hits and 14 RBI while Mike Trout and Anthony Rendon have combined for 93 hits and 65 RBI. Dylan Bundy gets the ball, and he is 5-2 with a 2.48 ERA and 67 strikeouts this season. Bundy is 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.

The Diamondbacks are 8-24 in their last 32 road games, 0-4 in their last 4 Wednesday games and 1-4 in their last 5 interleague games. The Angels are 4-0 in their last 4 home games, 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 8-3 in their last 11 overall. The under is 3-0-1 in Angels last 4 overall. The under is 7-3-1 in the last 11 meetings.

Caleb Smith has allowed two runs and two hits in six innings this season while Dylan Bundy has allowed four runs and 10 hits in his last 14.1 innings. It's hard to trust Smith due to the lack of sample size this season, and it's even tougher to back a Diamondbacks squad that's had issues all season stringing wins together. Bundy has been impressive all season long and that includes a .190 allowed batting average on the season. Give me the Angels and the RL to shave down the expensive ML price.

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Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Angels -1.5

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