Angels vs. Orioles Prediction
The Los Angeles Angels ended their last season by scoring double-digit runs and shutting out the opponent. Can LA continue its strong play tonight when it opens a series at the Baltimore Orioles?
Friday, May 10, 2019
Camden Yards at 7:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Angels are a -172 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Orioles are a +162 underdog, while the total is set at 10.5 runs. As of Friday morning, 51 percent of public bets are being placed on host Baltimore. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Pujols reaches 2,000 career RBIs
Los Angeles slugger Albert Pujols hit 2,000 career RBIs Thursday in a 13-0 shellacking at Detroit. The Angels led 6-0 through three innings and continued to pour it on the rest of the contest. The solo home run was Pujols' only hit in four at-bats. Kole Calhoun was 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk and three runs scored. Tommy La Stella went 2-for-4 with two home runs and four RBIs. Shohei Otani finished 2-for-4 with a walk and an RBI. Felix Pena gave up three hits and struck out seven over seven shutout innings to earn the win. Trevor Cahill will start today for the Angels as he comes in with a 1-3 record, 6.95 ERA and 1.46 WHIP with 27 strikeouts over 33 2/3 innings.
O's edged in 12 innings
Baltimore fell by a score of 2-1 at home in 12 innings against Boston Wednesday to fall to 13-24 overall and 5-13 at home. Trey Mancini was 2-for-5 with two doubles and an RBI in the defeat. Joey Rickard went 1-for-3 with a run. Yefry Ramirez suffered the loss in relief as he allowed one earned run on one hit with one strikeout and one walk over one inning of work. Dan Straily will start today for the Orioles as he enters with a 1-2 record, 7.43 ERA and 1.87 WHIP with 11 strikeouts over 23 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Angels are 4-0 in their last four games versus the AL East. Los Angeles is 2-5 in the last seven Cahill starts.
The Orioles are 23-54 in their last 77 home games. Baltimore is 1-4 in the last five Straily starts.
Neither starting pitcher has been particularly good this season, but I'm going to ride the Angels offense to stay hot for a second straight game. Cahill has a decent track record of success, while Straily hasn't found himself after joining the Orioles mid-April. Expect Baltimore's season-long struggles to continue as it opens this series with a loss.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES ANGELS -172