Boston vs Baltimore Expert Prediction & Pick

LA Angels vs. Baltimore Orioles Free Pick & Preview

Written by on July 7, 2016

In a battle of American League teams; the Los Angeles Angels will take on the Baltimore Orioles on Friday. The Angels are coming off their blowout MLB odds win on Wednesday on the road at Tampa Bay. Coming into the Thursday series finale against the Rays, Los Angeles sits with a 35-50 record, and last place in the American League West. For Baltimore, they are in first place in the American League East. Baltimore still holds a small lead over both the Toronto Blue Jays and the Boston Red Sox.

How To Bet on the Angels vs. Orioles MLB Odds, TV & Game Info

When: Friday, July 8, 2016 Where: Oriole Park in Baltimore TV: FS-W, MASN 2 Radio: Angels and Orioles Stream Option: FoxSportsGo Pitching Matchups: Angels: Matt Shoemaker (3-9) vs. Orioles: Ubaldo Jimenez (5-8) MLB Odds: TBA

Why Bet the Orioles

The Baltimore Orioles have been in first place for much of the season, but feel the heat with the Toronto Blue Jays playing great baseball. The Orioles rank inside the Top 5 in both runs scored and batting average. Baltimore is hitting .272 as a team, led by Manny Machado. The third basemen is hitting .321 on the season. Mark Trumbo is leading all of Major League Baseball in homeruns with 26, and also has 64 runs batted in. On the pitching side, the Orioles have a team earned run average of 4.43.

Why Bet the Angels

The Los Angeles Angels have been a very boom or bust offense lately. The Angles pounded out 21 runs in a recent win over the Boston Red Sox, and scored 20 in the last two wins over the Rays. The Angels offense is once again watching Mike Trout pound the baseball. Trout is batting .324, with 17 homeruns, while veteran Albert Pujols has 56 runs batted in to lead the way. The Angels pitching has been their downfall all season long. Los Angeles has a team earned run average of 4.60, which is 25th out of 30 MLB teams.

My Expert Pick & Prediction

Matt Shoemaker is on the mound for the Los Angeles Angels. He has struggled all season long, with a 3-9 record and an earned run average of 4.40. Shoemaker has thrown 92 innings, and struck out 93 batters, while walking 20. For the Orioles, Ubaldo Jimenez will take the hill. The veteran is 5-8 on the season, and has a high 5.95 earned run average. Look for both teams to struggle with starting pitching. In the end, the bullpen of the home team is better than the road team. Bet the Baltimore Orioles -133 over the Los Angeles Angels. Our final score prediction is Orioles 7 and Angels 1.