Angels vs. Pirates Free Pick
Will the Pirates take the series against the Angels today at 1:35PM ET with a win at home?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Pirates are -175 money line favorites over the Angels, who have odds of +155 to pull off the upset today in Pittsburgh. With Hector Santiago set to face Gerrit Cole in the pitching matchup, the over/under sits at 8 runs after opening at 7.5.
LOS ANGELES: The Angels are just 3-7 in their last 10 interleague road games and are 6-14 in their last 20 interleague games overall. They're also just 2-8 in their last 10 games against National League Central opponents and have dropped six of eight interleague road games versus a team with a winning record.
PITTSBURGH: The Pirates have been good at home of late, winning five of their last six games. They're also 22-7 in their last 29 interleague home games versus a team with a losing record, are 10-3 in their last 13 interleague games versus a left-handed starter and are 5-2 in their last seven games after scoring five runs or more in their previous game.
OUR PICK: The Pirates have been stout with Cole on the hill, winning 22 of his last 29 home starts and eight of his last 10 interleague starts. They're also 21-5 in Cole's last 26 starts during Game 3 of a series, 40-17 in his last 57 starts overall, and are 12-4 in his last 16 starts following a team loss in their previous game. With the Angels losing four of their last five games against the Pirates, take the Bucs on the runline.
SUNDAY MLB FREE PICK: PITTSBURGH PIRATES -1.5 (+135)