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Baltimore Orioles vs. Los Angeles Angels - 6/30/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Angels (41-41) at Baltimore Orioles (23-57)
Date & Time Saturday June 30, 2018, 4:05 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Baltimore Orioles +130 / Los Angeles Angels -150 --- Over/Under: 9.5
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MLB | Los Angeles Angels (41-41) at Baltimore Orioles (23-57)
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The Los Angeles Angels and the Baltimore Orioles square off in game two of their three game set in MLB action from Camden Yards on Saturday.

The Los Angeles Angels will be looking to build some momentum after snapping a six game losing streak with a 7-1 win in the series opener on Friday. Martin Maldonado led the Halos with two RBIs and a home run, while Mike Trout hit a solo shot as well. Andrelton Simmons went 4 for 5 with a double and an RBI and David Fletcher added a two-bagger with an RBI as well, while Kole Calhoun and Luis Valbuena each contributed a run as well. Justin Upton went 3 for 5 and Albert Pujols added a double to round out L.A.’s offense in the win. Felix Pena got the win to improve to 1-0 after throwing 5.1 shutout innings, giving up just five hit while matching that with five strikeouts. Tyler Skaggs will start game two and is 6-5 with a 2.69 ERA and 94 strikeouts this season. This will be Skaggs’ second career start against Baltimore.

The Baltimore Orioles will be looking to snap a six game losing skid of their own after dropping the series opener on Friday. Adam Jones accounted for the lone Baltimore run in the loss, while Trey Mancini went 3 for 3 with a double. Manny Machado added a pair of hits and Tim Beckham chipped in a base knock of his own to cap off Baltimore’s offense in the defeat. David Hess took the loss to fall to 2-5 this season after giving up six runs on nine hits over 5.2 innings of work. Andrew Cashner draws the assignment in game two and is 2-8 with a 4.70 ERA and 67 strikeouts this season. In his career, Cashner is 1-0 with a 3.94 ERA and 12 strikeouts against the Angels. 

Los Angeles is 1-6 in their last 7 games overall and 7-3 in Skaggs’ last 10 road starts while the over is 10-4-3 in Skaggs’ last 17 starts overall. Baltimore is 4-23 in their last 27 games against a team with a winning road record and 1-4 in Cashner’s last 5 starts while the under is 8-0 in Cashner’s last 8 starts. Los Angeles is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams.

The problem with Baltimore is that they’re playing so badly, plus money really doesn’t hold any value, home or away, and that won’t change here. Skaggs has allowed just two runs in his last four starts, covering a combined 27 innings of work. Baltimore has scored more than three runs just once during this losing skid, and I think the Angels can add to the Orioles’ woes with a win in game two on Saturday, so I’ll lay the reasonable juice.

LA Angels -150

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