Angels vs. Orioles Friday Prediction
A pair of struggling teams meet in Baltimore on Friday night when the Orioles and L.A. Angels open a new series at 7:05 p.m. ET. Will the Halos take the first game of the series as the money line favorite?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, June 29, 2018
7:05 p.m. ET, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
TV: LAA (FSW); BAL (MASN)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Angels as a -150 favorite. As of this writing, 72% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Angels to beat the Orioles on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Angels' Pena whiffs six in no-decision vs. Blue Jays
Felix Pena allowed three earned runs, eight hits and a walk with six strikeouts over five innings in a no-decision Sunday against Toronto. Pena threw 56 of his 83 pitches for strikes, throwing first-pitch strikes to 19 of the 24 batters he faced. He is likely to continue working in the rotation until Garrett Richards (hamstring) and Nick Tropeano (shoulder) are healthy enough to return from the 10-day disabled list. He'll face a favorable matchup next time out on Friday evening in Baltimore.
Orioles' Hess struggles again in loss to Braves
David Hess allowed five runs over four innings in a loss to the Braves on Sunday. Hess walked two and struck out four, and he allowed seven hits while throwing 63-of-93 pitches for strikes. It's three-straight starts that the left-hander has allowed five runs, and his ERA of 5.44 is an accurate description of his talent as a starter. It would be a mistake to stream him on Friday when Hess and the Orioles face off against the Angels.
MLB Betting Trends
The Angels have lost six straight games and are 0-5 in their last five games versus American League East opponents.
The Orioles are 0-12 in their last 12 games versus American League West opponents.
The Angels have won five straight meetings with the Orioles, are 7-1 in their last eight road games versus a team with a home winning percentage of less than .400 and are 20-7 in their last 27 games when facing an opponent with a winning percentage below .400. On the other side, the Orioles have dropped 36 of their last 52 home games and are now 27-76 in their last 103 games overall.
The Pick: Los Angeles Angels -150