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Los Angeles Angels vs. San Francisco Giants - 4/21/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
San Francisco Giants (8-11) at Los Angeles Angels (13-7)
Date & Time Saturday April 21, 2018, 9:07 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -190 / San Francisco Giants +178 --- Over/Under: 8
TV Channel
FSW, NSBA
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MLB | San Francisco Giants (8-11) at Los Angeles Angels (13-7)
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The San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Angels meet Saturday in MLB action at Angel Stadium. 

The San Francisco Giants need a victory here after losing six of their last nine games. The Giants have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The San Francisco Giants have won six of their last eight games when scoring more than one run. Joe Panik leads the Giants with 18 hits and four RBI while Buster Posey and Andrew McCutchen have combined for 33 hits and 19 RBI. Derek Holland gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 4.60 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. Holland is 10-8 with a 5.21 ERA and 114 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.

The Los Angeles Angels need a victory here in order to snap a four-game losing streak. The Angels have allowed 25 runs in their last three games and eight or more runs in each of their last four games. The Los Angeles Angels have lost six of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Albert Pujols leads the Angels with 23 hits and 10 RBI while Mike Trout and Andrelton Simmons have combined for 44 hits and 22 RBI. Garrett Richards gets the ball, and he is 2-0 with a 3.60 ERA and 24 strikeouts this season. This will be Richards’ first career game against the Giants.

The Giants are 22-46 in their last 68 road games, 3-8 in their last 11 Saturday games and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The Angels are 20-8 in their last 28 during game 2 of a series, 9-2 in Richards' last 11 interleague starts and 2-5 in Richards' last 7 home starts. The Giants are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Los Angeles.

Richards has been really impressive so far this season, allowing a combined six hits and four earned runs in his last 15 innings. Richards has also done most of his work this season so far on the road. On the other side, Holland has allowed three or less earned runs in each of his alst three games, he's just not getting much run support. Bottom line is, I'm not sure why anybody would be running to the counter to bet a Los Angeles Angels squad that's lost four straight, has struggled when playing decent teams and is getting beat up pitching wise during this four-game losing streak. The San Francisco Giants have been consistently competing, it's just the offense that doesn't show up night in and night out. Like last night, the value is on the Giants and the plus money. 

Pick:
San Francisco Giants +178

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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