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(24-15) Baltimore Orioles vs. Los Angeles Angels (19-22)
Date: Saturday May 21, 2016
Time: 10:05 PM ET
Venue: Angel Stadium, Anaheim, CA
Projected Pitchers: Kevin Gausman vs Matt Shoemaker
MLB Moneyline Odds: Baltimore -125
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8
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These two AL teams are on very different trajectories, as the Orioles are in 1st in the AL East and the Angels are 3rd in the AL West, but are riddled with injuries.
The question has been posed lately as to whether the Angels should consider trading superstar Mike Trout, as he is currently in his prime but there is very little assistance coming to help him considering their abysmal prospect pool.
The Orioles have a formidable offense, complete with the likes of Chris Davis, Manny Machado, Adam Jones, Jonathan Schoop and the resurgent Mark Trumbo.
At 57 homers on the year, the Orioles are just one behind the MLB-leading Tampa Bay Rays. They are led by the aforementioned Trumbo, who is tied for 1st in the AL in the homerun race with Robinson Cano at 12.
Machado leads the team with a .319 average, .377 OBP and 51 total hits. This is a deep lineup that should do some damage against Shoemaker, who holds a 8.49 ERA on the year.
Kevin Gausman will take the hill and it looks like he is finally living up to his top prospect label.
Though Gausman is just 25 years old, it seems as though he’s been around as a hyped up-and-comer for many years now but battled with injuries and inconsistency.
He has a 3.00 ERA on the season with a 1.07 WHIP and looks poised to post his best season thus far in his young career. He’ll have help from a bullpen that boasts strong relievers in Zach Britton, Dylan Bundy and Darren O’Day.
Los Angeles Angels
Mike Trout is once again the class of the MLB. The 24 year old is doing everything he can to help the Angels win, boasting a .327 average with 10 HR, a .416 OBP, 31 RBI and 4 stolen bases.
He could really use some help though, as there is no one on the squad with 5 homeruns aside from Albert Pujols.
On the pitching side, the Angels have been decimated by injuries, with starters Garrett Richards, Andrew Heaney, and Tyler Skaggs all having extended absences while on the DL.
This means their staff is led by the soft-tosser Jared Weaver and the average Hector Santiago as their 1-2 punch.
They even had to go as far as signing free agent Tim Lincecum, who was once a stud but went unsigned through nearly two months of the season.
They’ve also called upon Matt Shoemaker, who will start in the matchup but has looked dreadful so far and holds a 8.49 ERA abnd 1.85 WHIP on the year and a 2-5 record.
He will face a difficult task trying to keep the ball in the yard against the Baltimore, as the team hits a ton of homers and he’s given an average of one per start.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- The Orioles are 7-3 in their last 10 games
- Mark Trumbo comes into the matchup vs his old team tied for AL lead in HR with 12
- Baltimore is hitting .278 with 47 HR against RHP this season
- Shoemaker only has 2 quality starts in 7 chances this season
- LAA are 6-4 in their past 10 games
- the Angels are -12 at home
Free Baltimore Orioles vs. Los Angeles Angels MLB Prediction:
I tend to lean towards favorable pitching matchups and this game is no different- huge edge on the mound here goes to Gausman and the Orioles.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Baltimore ML
I like that the Baltimore offense is facing a bad righty in Shoemaker, as they’ve crushed RHP this season and this game should feature more of the same.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Baltimore 6-3
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