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(21-5) Atlanta Braves vs. L.A. Angels (17-9)
Date: Monday, May 29, 2016
Time: 9:07 PM ET
Venue: Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California.
Projected Pitchers: Julio Teheran vs. Ricky Nolasco
MLB Moneyline Odds: Angels -122 / Braves +113
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Braves +1.5 -200 / Angels -1.5 +170
MLB Betting Total: 8 runs
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The Braves have lost 2 in a row and 4 of their last 5 games and in their last 2 games they have only combined for 4 runs. They are tied with the New York Mets in 2nd place in the NL East 8.5 games back of the Washington Nationals.
The Angels are coming off a 10-game road trip where they went 4-6 and they have also lost 4 of their last 5 games. They are in 2nd place in the AL West tied with the Texas Rangers and 10 games back of the Houston Astros.
In their last games the Braves lost to the San Francisco Giants 7-1 and the Angels lost to the Miami Marlins 9-2.
These teams have not met since the 2014 season.
This season the Braves rank a respectable 17th in the Majors in runs scored, but only 24th in team ERA.
In their loss to the Giants yesterday the Braves had more hits (7-6), but they gave up 6 of the 7 runs in the first 2 innings and they left 8 men on base.
The Braves lost their offensive leader in Freddie Freeman recently to a broken wrist and the team went and traded for Matt Adams. In 8 games filling in for Freeman Adams does have 2 HR and 4 RBI, but is only hitting .242.
Julio Teheran (3-4, 4.88 ERA) gets the start for the Angels and while he did not give up any runs in six innings in his last start the bullpen did not do their job in a bad 12-5 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. In his previous start he was shelled giving up nine earned runs.
Atlanta has lost 4 of Teheran’s last 5 starts, but on the road this season he has been great going 2-0 in 4 starts with an ERA of 0.71.
In his career in interleague play Teheran is only 3-9 with an ERA of 5.63 and this game will be his first career start facing the Angels.
This season the Braves are 11-15 on the road.
This season the Angels rank tied for 18th in the Majors in runs scored and their pitching has been decent ranking 13th in team ERA.
Reigning MVP Mike Trout injured his thumb in yesterday’s loss to the Marlins and while x-rays on the thumb came back negative he is having a MRI today and may miss this game. Trout leads the Halos in batting average, RBI, and HR.
Ricky Nolasco (2-4, 4.37 ERA) takes the mound for L.A. and in his last start he went six innings and gave up 5 earned runs in 6 innings in a 5-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. L.A. has lost his last 5 starts.
Nolasco has given up the 2nd most HR in the American League and he served up 3 long balls in the his last outing.
In 23 career starts against the Braves Nolasco is 6-10 with an ERA of 5.11.
The Angels have won 4 of Nolasco’s last 5 home starts against a team that has a losing record.
This season the Angels are 15-8 at home.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Braves are 5-2 in their last 7 interleague road games.
- Braves are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Braves are 5-1 in their last 6 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Angels are 4-0 in their last 4 home games.
- Angels are 1-4 in their last 5 overall.
- Angels are 5-0 in their last 5 interleague home games.
Free Atlanta Braves vs. L.A. Angels MLB Prediction:
Teheran has been great on the road this season and with him having a great start and the Braves’ offense struggling the Under is the pick in this interleague match up.
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The Angels have won their last 4 home games and have won their last 5 interleague games. However, both those streaks will come to an end after this game. Teheran will have another solid road outing and lead the Braves to the win.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Atlanta 5 – L.A. 2
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