Arizona Diamondbacks (40-32) at Los Angeles Angels (38-35)
|Date & Time||Tuesday June 19, 2018, 10:07 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Los Angeles Angels / Arizona Diamondbacks --- Over/Under:
FSAZ, FSW, ESPN
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Angels meet Tuesday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.
The Arizona Diamondbacks look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Diamondbacks have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won 14 of their last 17 games when scoring more than three runs. David Peralta leads the Diamondbacks with 71 hits and 37 RBI while Paul Goldschmidt and Ketel Marte have combined for 131 hits and 65 RBI. Matt Koch gets the ball, and he is 5-3 with a 4.09 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. This will be Koch’s first career game against the Angels.
The Los Angeles Angels need a bounce back victory here after losing seven of their last eight games. The Angels have allowed 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight straight games. The Los Angeles Angels have lost 10 of their last 12 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Mike Trout leads the Angels with 85 hits and 46 RBI while Andrelton Simmons and Albert Pujols have combined for 139 hits and 74 RBI. Felix Pena gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 10.13 ERA and two strikeouts this season. This will be Pena’s first career game against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 25-10 in their last 35 Tuesday games, 2-7 in their last 9 interleague road games and 4-0 in Kochs last 4 starts. The Angels are 13-5 in their last 18 interleague home games, 25-12 in their last 37 Tuesday games and 1-6 in their last 7 overall. The Diamondbacks are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings and the under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
The Los Angeles Angels are back in one of those slumps and the Arizona Diamondbacks are showing just how deadly of a baseball team they are when the offense actually produces. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won 14 of their last 17 games when scoring more than three runs. Also, this will be Pena's first career start, as he's pitched all 38 games in his career out of the bullpen, and he's given up five hits and three runs in 2.2 innings this season, so I'm not sure how confident you are in him in extended stretches. I have no choice but to back the Arizona Diamondbacks here.