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New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Angels Picks, Predictions, Odds

The New York Mets (39-21) will take on the Los Angeles Angels (28-32) Sunday for the final game of a three-game series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00 PM ET at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California and can be viewed on ESPN.  

Score Prediction

Mets 5, Angels 3

Best Bets 

  • Mets ML (-110) at bet365

New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Angels Betting Predictions

The New York Mets enter this matchup first in the NL East standings with a six and a half game lead over the second place Atlanta Braves. The Mets have won 10 of their last 14, including game one of this series 7-3. New York's offense has been one of the best in the league this season, averaging 5.1 runs per game. The bullpen has struggled a bit, but should be back on track once Scherzer returns to the rotation. Right-handed pitcher Taijuan Walker is scheduled to start Sunday. Walker is 3-2 in nine games this season with an ERA of 3.28 and has given up 44 hits, 17 earned runs, and struck out 25 batters in 46.2 innings.  

Los Angeles is currently second in the AL West standings, nine games behind the Houston Astros for first place. The Angels have fallen apart as of late, losing 14 of their last 15 games. The offense has averaged just three runs per game over that stretch while the bullpen has given up an average of 5.8 runs per game. The left-hander Patrick Sandoval is expected to take the mound Sunday. Sandoval is 3-1 in nine games this season with an ERA of 2.81 and has given up 39 hits, 15 earned runs, and struck out 46 batters in 48.0 innings of work.  

I like the Mets in game-three of this matchup. Walker has pitched well in most all of his starts this season and should see success against a struggling Angels offense. I expect Sandoval to have a decent outing, but for the rest of the bullpen to have a tough time against this Mets lineup. Backing the Mets moneyline here. 

New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Angels Betting Odds

  • Mets -110
  • Angels -110
  • Mets +1.5 (-210)
  • Angels -1.5 (+175)
  • Over 9 (-105)
  • Under 9 (-115)

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New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Angels Betting Resources

  • Date: Sunday, June 12, 2022
  • Matchup: NL East vs. AL West
  • Stadium: Angel Stadium
  • Location: Anaheim, California
  • TV-Time: ESPN - 7:00 p.m.

New York Mets Betting Analysis

Prior to the result of game-two on Saturday night, the Mets are 39-21 SU, 36-24 ATS, and have an O/U record of 31-25-4. The total has gone over in 12 of New York’s last 17 games. Following this trend, the total has gone over in four of their last five when playing on the roads against the Angels. The Mets are 4-2 SU in their last six games against LA and 20-13 SU on the road this season.  

New York has been extremely productive on offense this season. As a team the Mets have a batting average of .264 (1st), on base percentage of .336 (1st), slugging percentage of .405 (9th), and have scored 306 runs (2nd). Designated hitter Pete Alonso is having a big season with a batting average of .281 (62-221), 16 home runs, and 54 RBIs. The second baseman Jeff McNeil is also hitting the ball well with a batting average of .318 (63-198), three home runs, and 28 RBIs.  

The Mets bullpen has put in solid work this season. As a team they are allowing opponents a batting average of .233 (12th), have a WHIP of 1.21 (9th), and have an ERA of 3.80 (13th). Right-handed pitcher Taijuan Walker is scheduled to start Sunday. Walker is 3-2 in nine games this season with an ERA of 3.28 and has given up 44 hits, 17 earned runs, and struck out 25 batters in 46.2 innings. In his most recent outing against the Padres, Walker struck out four batters in 6.0 innings while giving up five hits and four runs.  

Los Angeles Angels Betting Analysis

After losing 14 of their last 15 games, Los Angeles is now 28-32 SU, 29-31 ATS, and have an O/U record of 30-26-4. The total has gone over in eight of the Angels last nine games against the Mets. Following this trend, the total has gone over in their last six games when playing a National League opponent. The Angels are 1-9 in their last 10 home games and 16-17 SU at home this season.  

Prior to the slump, the Angels were getting solid production from their offense. As a team Los Angeles has a batting average of .242 (17th), on base percentage of .312 (18th), slugging percentage of .402 (11th), and have scored 260 runs (13th). Center fielder Mike Trout is having a good season with a batting average of .284 (52-183), 14 home runs, and 30 RBIs. Right fielder Taylor Ward has also been productive with a batting average of .333 (44-132, 10 home runs, and 26 RBIs.  

Los Angeles’ bullpen has struggled throughout most this season. As a team they are allowing opponents a batting average of .232 (11th), have a WHIP of 1.22 (11th), and have an ERA of 3.95 (18th). The left-hander Patrick Sandoval is expected to take the mound Sunday. Sandoval is 3-1 in nine games this season with an ERA of 2.81 and has given up 39 hits, 15 earned runs, and struck out 46 batters in 48.0 innings of work. In his most recent outing against the Phillies, Sandoval struck out four batters in 4.2 innings while giving up four hits and two runs.  

Key Players to Watch

  • NYM: Francisco Lindor - SS (Last Game: 1-5, R)
  • NYM: Jeff McNeil - OF (Last Game: 0-4)
  • LAA: Shohei Ohtani - DH (Last Game: 3-4, HR, 2B, 3 R, 3 RBI, BB)
  • LAA: Mike Trout - OF (Last Game: 3-4, 2 HR, 2B, 3 R, 3 RBI)

Probable Pitchers

  • NYM: Taijuan Walker - RHP (3-2, 3.28 ERA, 25 K, 1.26 WHIP)
  • LAA: Patrick Sandoval - LHP (3-1, 2.81 ERA, 46 K, 1.31 WHIP)

New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Angels Betting Conclusion

Until the Angels can show some signs of life it's tough to find reason to back them. The Mets have been great with their bats this season and will see success regardless of who Los Angeles sends to the mound. Backing New York here until Los Angeles can start winning games again.  

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