Baltimore vs Los Angeles MLB Lines Preview
On Saturday night, the Baltimore Orioles and the Los Angeles Angels take part in the middle of their three game weekend set. The Angels (19-22) are in third place in the American League West and just beat the Dodgers, 7-4, on Thursday. The Orioles (24-15) are tied with the Red Sox for first in the American League East, but they just fell, 7-2, to Seattle on Thursday. Find out more about the updated MLB betting odds here.
Baltimore Orioles vs Los Angeles Angels MLB Lines Preview
When: Saturday, May 21, 2016, 10:05 PM Eastern time
Where: Angel Stadium, Anaheim, CA
TV: MASN, FSW
Radio: KLAA 830 AM Los Angeles
Live Stream: MLB.tv
MLB Odds: TBA
Pitching Matchup: Kevin Gausman (0-1, 3.00 ERA) (BAL) vs Matt Shoemaker (2-5, 8.49 ERA) (LA)
Why should you bet on Baltimore?
Mark Trumbo and Matt Wieters have been slamming the ball lately. In their Wednesday win over the Mariners, they went yard back to back, and Wieters added a pair of doubles. The starting pitcher for Baltimore, Kevin Gausman, had a rough time in his last outing (four runs on ten hits, including a home run, along with two walks) but his overall ERA for the season (3.00) is fairly solid. If he returns to form and the Oriole bats start clicking against Matt Shoemaker, the Orioles should win.
Why should you put your money on the Angels?
Despite that unsightly 8.49 ERA, before Matt Shoemaker took the hill on Monday against the Dodgers, it was at 9.12, the highest on the team. He threw five solid innings, permitting three runs on six hits and picking up his first win in over a month. Only two Orioles (Adam Jones and Mark Trumbo) ever have gotten a base hit off Shoemaker, and the limited exposure the Orioles have with him should work in his favor. Mike Trout has hit two home runs in his last two games, and the Angels have scored 52 runs in their last eight contests.
Expert Pick and Final Winner Prediction
I like Baltimore to get to shoemaker and put up some early runs, and then even if they have to go to their bullpen early, they have the arms to lock down the win. I’m predicting a 7-4 Oriole win.