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Giants vs. Angels - 5/1/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Los Angeles Angels (10-11) at San Francisco Giants (9-13)
Date & Time Friday May 1, 2015, 10:15 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: San Francisco Giants -123 / Los Angeles Angels +113 --- Over/Under: 7
TV Channel
FSN-W, CSN-BAY
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MLB | Los Angeles Angels (10-11) at San Francisco Giants (9-13)
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The Los Angeles Angels and San Francisco Giants begin a three-game series Friday night.

The Los Angeles Angels look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Angels have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last five games. The Angels have won six of their last seven games when topping three runs. Mike Trout leads Los Angeles with 23 hits and 14 RBI while David Freese and Kole Calhoun have combined for 25 RBI. The Los Angeles Angels have split their last eight games on the road. C.J. Wilson gets the ball, and he’s 1-2 with a 3.12 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. This will be Wilson’s second career game against the Giants.

The San Francisco Giants look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Giants have allowed 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last nine games. The Giants have lost 10 of their last 11 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Angel Pagan leads San Francisco with 30 hits and six RBI while Buster Posey and Brandon Crawford have combined for 21 RBI. The San Francisco Giants have won four of their last five games on their home field. Chris Heston takes the hill, and he’s 2-2 with a 2.77 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. This will be Heston’s first career game against the Angels.

The Angels are 50-23 in their last 73 vs. National League West and 2-5 in Wilsons last 7 starts. The Giants are 2-7 in their last 9 vs. American League West and 8-2 in their last 10 games vs. a left-handed starter. The Angels are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in San Francisco and 6-1 in the last 7 meetings overall.

The Angels are playing far better baseball right now while the Giants have been very streaky and shaky overall. I like the value of the road team and the plus money here. 

Pick:
Los Angeles Angels +113

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