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(22-28) Atlanta Braves vs. L.A. Angels (27-28)
Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2016
Time: 10:07 PM ET
Venue: Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California.
Projected Pitchers: Jaime Garcia vs. Jesse Chavez
MLB Moneyline Odds: Angels -125 / Braves +115
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Braves +1.5 -190 / Angels -1.5 +165
MLB Betting Total: 8 runs
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The Braves have lost 3 of their last 4 games and in their only win in that span was in the first game of this series. The got solid pitching in that game, but in the other 3 losses in their last 4 games they have given up a total of 22 runs.
Atlanta is in 3rd place in the NL East 9.5 games back of the Washington Nationals.
The Angels had lost 2 in a row before beating the Braves and they have had to adjust knowing superstar Mike Trout is out for several weeks after thumb surgery. The Halos are in 2nd place in the AL West 11 games back of the Houston Astros, who have the best record in the Majors.
In the 2nd game of this series yesterday the Angels beat the Braves 9-3.
This season the Braves rank 20th in the Majors in runs scored and 23rd in team ERA.
In their loss to the Angels yesterday the Braves held the Angels scoreless for 8 of the 9 innings, but they allowed them to score all 9 runs in the 3rd inning. Atlanta had 7 hits in the game and they only left 3 men on base in the loss.
Jaime Garcia (2-3 3.58 ERA) had a great last start not allowing any runs in 6 innings in a 2-0 win over the San Francisco Giants. He has had 2 solid starts in a row, but in his previous 2 starts before that he had given up 4 earned runs in each.
Garcia’s only career start against the Angels came last season when he was with the Cardinals and got the win only giving up 2 runs in 7 innings.
The Braves have won 4 of Garcia’s last five starts after they allowed at least 5 runs in their previous game.
The Braves have lost 27 of their last 40 interleague games.
Before this series these teams had not met since the 2014 season.
This season the Braves are 12-16 on the road.
This season the Angels rank 19th in the Majors in runs scored and 10th in team ERA.
The loss of Trout is a big one for the Angels, as he leads them in, pretty much, every offensive category including batting average, HR, and RBI.
In their win over the Braves yesterday the Angels scored 9 runs on 10 hits and Albert Pujols went deep for his 8th of the season and 599th of his career.
Jesse Chavez (4-6 5.09 ERA) was not impressive in his last outing only going 3 innings and giving up 5 earned runs in an 8-5 loss to the Miami Marlins.
The Angels had won his previous 2 starts, but the offense is mainly to thank for that since they totaled 17 runs and Chavez gave up 8 earned runs.
This will be Chavez’s first career start against the Braves, but he does have 4 relief appearances against them giving up 2 runs in 5 innings.
The Angels had won 6 straight interleague home games before losing to the Braves in the first game of this series.
This season the Angels are 15-8 at home.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Braves are 2-5 in their last 7 overall.
- Braves are 6-2 in their last 8 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Braves are 2-5 in their last 7 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Angels are 5-1 in their last 6 home games.
- Angels are 6-2 in their last 8 home games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Angels are 6-1 in their last 5 interleague home games.
Free Atlanta Braves vs. L.A. Angels MLB Prediction:
Garcia did have a great last start, but he will not shut down the L.A. lineup Chavez will not either against the Braves. Because of that the total will go Over.
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Garcia will have the better outing tonight and Chavez’s struggles will continue. The Braves will win this series finale and take the series as well.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Atlanta 8 – L.A. 5
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