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Los Angeles Angels vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 6/18/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Arizona Diamondbacks (39-31) at Los Angeles Angels (38-33)
Date & Time Monday June 18, 2018, 10:07 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -116 / Arizona Diamondbacks +106 --- Over/Under: 8
TV Channel
ESPN, FSAZ, FSW
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MLB | Arizona Diamondbacks (39-31) at Los Angeles Angels (38-33)
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Kicking off their MLB set on Monday from Angel Stadium, the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Angels will be meeting up. 

The Diamondbacks are coming off a weekend series against the Mets. Arizona won two of the first three games, then on Sunday the Diamondbacks lost 5-3. 

Arizona will be going with RHP Zack Greinke on Monday. In his 83.2 innings and 5-5 record this year, Greinke has a 3.87 ERA with 90 Ks and 17 BBs. 

Tops in hitting for the Diamondbacks this year is David Peralta, who entered the week with 69 hits, 33 runs, 14 homers and 36 RBI. On Sunday, Peralta put up a hit and an RBI. 

As for the Angels, they just finished up against the A’s. After splitting the first pair of games, on Sunday LA lost a tough one in 11-inning walk-off fashion 6-5 after blowing a three-run lead. 

On Monday, the Angels will be bringing out Jaime Barria for the start. In his 41.1 innings and 5-2 record this year, Barria has a 2.61 ERA with 32 Ks. 

Leading the way for the Angels in hitting is Mike Trout, with 81 hits, 59 runs, 23 homers and 46 RBI entering the week. On Sunday, Trout had two hits and a run. 

The Diamondbacks are 6-1 in their last seven in game one of a series and 2-5 in Greinke’s last seven road starts. Arizona is also 12-5 in Greinke’s last 17 starts with four days’ rest and 22-8 in his last 30 starts in game one of a series. 

Meanwhile, the Angels are 4-1 in their last five in game one of a series and 0-4 in their last four versus a team with a winning record. The under is 17-6-2 in the Angels’ last 25 Monday games and they’re 1-8 in their last nine games versus a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15. 

Over his last two starts, Greinke has given up eight earned on 13 hits across 10.1 innings. As for Barria, he put up a loss in his last start versus Seattle but pitched well on on two earned in five innings. I like Barria to keep it going here and help the Angels to a win.

Pick:
Los Angeles Angels -116

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