Los Angeles Angels (37-45) vs. Baltimore Orioles (38-44)
July 7, 2022 7:05 pm EDT
The Line: Baltimore Orioles +110 / Los Angeles Angels -132; Over/Under: -8.5
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The Los Angeles Angels and the Baltimore Orioles meet Thursday in MLB action from Oriole Park. The Angels are fresh off a pair of games versus the Marlins. LA lost the first installment, then on Wednesday the Angels posted a three-run win. As for Baltimore, they just finished up against the Rangers. The Orioles won the first two installments of that set, and in the Wednesday game Baltimore made it a sweep with a tight victory. Check back all season long for <a href="http://<div class="metabet-oddscompare metabet-size-300×280 metabet-query-504189">
Los Angeles posted just three hits versus the Marlins on Tuesday, eventually falling in a 2-1 defeat. In the Wednesday game, the Angels bagged three runs in the fifth inning on the way to a 5-2 victory. Starter Shohei Ohtani put up 7.0 clean innings with two hits and three walks.
For the starter job in the Thursday matchup, LA will send out Chase Silseth. This year in five starts Silseth is 1-2 with a 5.23 ERA. Over his 20.2 innings total he has 12 earned on 22 hits and seven walks with 17 strikeouts.
Over on the Orioles’ side, they eked out a 7-6 win Monday then scored six runs across the final three frames in a wild 10-9 win Tuesday. On Wednesday Baltimore posted just four hits but still managed a 2-1 victory. Starter Spenser Watkins put up 6.2 innings, one earned, four hits and a walk.
As the starting pitcher in the Thursday matchup the Orioles are going with Jordan Lyles. Over 16 starts so far this year Lyles is 4-7 with a 4.70 ERA. He has 92.0 innings total with 48 earned on 101 hits and 29 walks with 77 Ks.
The Angels are 10-28 in their last 38 overall and 5-16 in their last 21 road games. LA is 2-10 in their last 12 in game one of a series.
Meanwhile, the Orioles are 15-41 in their last 56 Thursday games and 56-126 in their last 182 in game one of a series. Baltimore is 7-3 in their last 10 versus a team with a losing record.
PICK: I’m going to try the Angels. Probably staying away, though; the O’s are hot right now. Silseth has been pretty erratic this year through five starts. In two of his last three outings, Silseth has a combined 8.2 innings with five earned on 11 hits and two walks. In the other start, he posted 1.2 innings with four earned on four hits and a walk. That said, if Silseth can get through five innings or so LA should still be within striking distance.