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Giants vs. Angels - 5/2/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Angels (11-11) at San Francisco Giants (9-13)
Date & Time Saturday May 2, 2015, 4:05 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: San Francisco Giants -123 / Los Angeles Angels +113 --- Over/Under: 7
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MLB | Los Angeles Angels (11-11) at San Francisco Giants (9-13)

The Los Angeles Angels and San Francisco Giants play game two of their series Saturday.

The Los Angeles Angels look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Angels have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Angels have won seven of their last eight games when topping three runs. Mike Trout leads Los Angeles with 26 hits and 14 RBI while David Freese and Kole Calhoun have combined for 30 RBI. The Los Angeles Angels have split their last eight games on the road. Hector Santiago gets the nod, and he’s 2-1 with a 2.28 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. This will be Santiago’s first career game against the Giants.

The San Francisco Giants look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Giants have allowed nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last nine games. The Giants have won six straight games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Angel Pagan leads San Fran with 32 hits and seven RBI while Buster Posey and Brandon Crawford have combined for 21 RBI. The San Francisco Giants have now won four straight games on their home field. Tim Hudson takes the hill, and he’s 0-2 with a 3.91 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. Hudson is 13-7 with a 3.85 ERA and 117 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.

The Angels are 14-6 in their last 20 Saturday games and 4-0 in Santiagos last 4 road starts. The Giants are 6-1 in their last 7 Saturday games and 1-4 in Hudsons last 5 home starts. The Angels are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in San Francisco. 

Hudson has had solid success in his career against the Angels, and the Giants have found their groove a bit at home. I like the home team to get another one for the reasonable chalk. 

San Francisco Giants -123

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