Free MLB Pick: Padres vs Angels Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(69-61) San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Angels (63-67)
Date: Saturday, August 28th
Time: 9:07 PM ET
Venue: Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California
Projected Pitchers: TBD vs. Jose Suarez
MLB Moneyline Odds: Padres -125 | Angels +105
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Padres -1.5 (+120)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 10
To say that San Diego needed Friday’s win would be an understatement. The Padres cruised to a 5-0 win over the Angels in the series opener, and are hoping that victory is something to build on as this has been one of the worst teams in baseball in the most crucial part of the season.
The Angels meanwhile look like they are waiving the white flag on the 2021 campaign. If it’s not bad enough losing two straight to an Orioles team that had lost 19 in a row prior, Joe Maddon’s squad just got blanked by a San Diego team that had dropped 12 of their previous 14.
San Diego Padres
That wasn’t so hard, was it? The Padres got 2-hit games from Fernando Tatis and Manny Machado as well as a two run triple from Jurickson Profar to finally break a four game losing skid. That poor stretch includes getting swept by the Dodgers and dropping two of three to the Phillies all at Petco Park.
San Diego outhit the Angels 10-3 on Friday, a testament to Joe Musgrove throwing a complete game, 3-hit shutout. That was the ultimate step up moment for Musgrove, who has now allowed 1 ER in his last two starts (15.0 IP).
The Padres are -120 favorites on Saturday night even though they don’t know who they are going to throw to the mound. Craig Stammer followed Musgrove the last time through the order, but has also pitched in two of the last three nights. We could very likely see Pierce Johnson (3-3, 2.64 ERA) but only for 2.0 innings tops. Jake Arrieta remains out with a hamstring injury.
Ryan Weathers (4-6, 4.27 ERA) is another likely starter, but oh boy. The lefty has allowed 5+ ER in four of his last five, and likely won’t be getting out of the 4th inning.
Los Angeles Angels
What do you say about the Angels that already hasn’t been mumbled? LAA was coming back home to redeem themselves after two embarrassing defeats to the Orioles and facing just the reeling team in San Diego to try and get Maddon’s squad back on the right track.
Except we all know this didn’t happen. It’s a stretch, but maybe the two losses to the Orioles (while giving up 23 runs were warranted since the Angels were on a long road trip, but Friday’s 5-0 loss to the Padres was a sign of giving up.
The Angels now bring a 3-game losing streak into Saturday night’s tilt, and are losers of 6 of their last 7. LAA has some value at +111 for the simple fact that San Diego is likely doing a bullpen game. That’s a great opportunity for Brandon Marsh to continue his run of batting .450 with 7 RBI over the past week.
Jose Suarez (5-7, 4.06 ERA) would take the type of pitching performance that Musgrove had in the series opener. The Angels have dropped 5 of his last 6 starts though, and Suarez has given up 4+ in half of those outings.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Padres are 28-63 last 91 road games vs. LH starter
- Padres are 1-5 last 6 as a favorite
- Padres are 2-12 last 14 overall
- Angels are 2-5 last 7 home games
- Angels are 1-5 last 6 overall
Free San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Angels MLB Prediction:
Just two really slumping teams going at it on Saturday night. Both pitchers are expected to get rocked with the betting total at 10, and this one really comes down to a matter of who wants it less.
The Padres at least have something to play for being 2 back of the Reds in the wild card race. The MLB wants to see Tatis in the postseason, but it doesn’t take a conspiracy to see that the Angels just dropped 2 of 3 to the Orioles. That alone earns you a fade.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Padres -125
The low line would kind of suggest Angels as a fade, but then again the -192 for San Diego on Friday was based on a strong showing from Musgrove – which he delivered. There is no starting pitching in Saturday’s tilt.
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