Baltimore Orioles (8-21) at Los Angeles Angels (17-12)
|Date & Time||Wednesday May 2, 2018, 10:07 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -131 / Baltimore Orioles +121 --- Over/Under: 8.5
The Baltimore Orioles and Los Angeles Angels meet Wednesday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.
The Baltimore Orioles could use a feel good victory here after losing seven of their last nine games. The Orioles have scored 12 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last 10 games. The Baltimore Orioles are a rough 2-15 this season when scoring three or less runs. Manny Machado leads the Orioles with 41 hits and 23 RBI while Adam Jones and Trey Mancini have combined for 58 hits and 25 RBI. Dylan Bundy gets the ball, and he is 1-3 with a 2.97 ERA and 44 strikeouts this season. Bundy is 1-0 with a 6.48 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Los Angeles Angels could also use a win here after losing nine of their last 13 games. The Angels have scored five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five straight games. The Los Angeles Angels have lost 10 of their last 12 games when scoring three or less runs. Mike Trout leads the Angels with 30 hits and 18 RBI while Andrelton Simmons and Albert Pujols have combined for 58 hits and 29 RBI. Andrew Heaney gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 6.91 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. Heaney is 0-0 with a 7.59 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 16-38 in their last 54 during game 2 of a series, 1-5 in their last 6 Wednesday games and 1-4 in Bundys last 5 starts. The Angels are 20-8 in their last 28 during game 2 of a series, 1-4 in Heaneys last 5 home starts and 2-8 in Heaneys last 10 starts. The Orioles are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings and the under is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings.
Bundy has been solid for the most part this season, but he's coming off a game in which he was rocked for 11 hits and seven earned runs in 4.2 innings. The Baltimore Orioles are also one of the worst teams to back, as they find ways to lose and have actually won just three games since April 13. Heaney is coming off his best start of the season in which he held the Yankees to five hits and one earned run in five innings. Unless the O's are going to be monster underdogs, I can't make a case to back them in their current form. I'll side with the Los Angeles Angels.