Last Updated Jul 07, 2022, 8:19 PM
Los Angeles Angels vs. Baltimore Orioles Picks, Predictions, Odds
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Los Angeles Angels vs. Baltimore Orioles Betting Analysis
The Los Angeles Angels visit the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Thursday, July 7, 2022 for the first of a four-game series.
The Angels are currently in fourth place in the American League West standings with a 38-45 record. Away from Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Los Angeles owns a 17-22 mark. Los Angeles sits 16 games behind the Houston Astros for the top spot in the division. The Orioles rank fifth in the American League East with records of 39-44 overall and 21-17 at home, which trails the division leading Yankees by 20.5 games for the division lead.
Los Angeles Angels vs. Baltimore Orioles Betting Prediction
The Los Angeles Angels enter this matchup fourth in the AL West standings, 16 and a half games behind the Houston Astros for first place. The Angels most recently went 1-1 SU in a two-game series with the Miami Marlins and have lost six of their last 10. At one point this team was battling for lead of the division, but since losing 14 straight games the Angels have fallen apart. The offense averages just 4.04 runs per game (25th) with Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout being the main contributors. The bullpen has been a bit better but have still struggled with a team ERA of 3.92 (15th) throughout the season. The right-hander Chase Silseth (1-2, 5.23 ERA) is expected to take the mound for the Angels Thursday.
Baltimore is currently last in the AL East standings, 20 and a half games behind the New York Yankees for first place. The Orioles swept the Texas Rangers in their most recent three-game series and are 5-5 SU over their last 10 games. Baltimore had their bats working against the Rangers with 19 runs scored throughout the series. This is much better than their season average of 4.13 runs per game (T-20th). Baltimore’s bullpen struggled against Texas, allowing the Rangers 17 runs throughout the series. This is about two runs above their season ERA of 4.07 (19th). Right-handed pitcher Jordan Lyles (4-7, 4.70 ERA) is scheduled to start for Baltimore on Thursday.
The Orioles have gone 2-1 SU against the Angels this season. I do not have a dog in this fight as both teams have seen similar success this season and the starting pitchers are evenly matched. However, I expect this game to be high scoring as Lyles and Silseth have a combined ERA of 9.93. Backing the total to go over 8.5 runs (-115) in this matchup.
Score Prediction: Orioles 5, Angels 4
Best Bet: Over 8.5
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Los Angeles Angels vs. Baltimore Orioles Betting Odds
Los Angeles Angels vs. Baltimore Orioles Betting Resources
- Date: Thursday, July 7, 2022
- Matchup: AL West vs. AL East
- Venue: Oriole Park at Camden Yards
- Location: Baltimore, Maryland
- Time-TV: 7:05 p.m. ET – ESPN+
Los Angeles Angels vs. Baltimore Orioles – Current Form
The Angels lost against the Astros last Sunday 3-0, but were able to at least split the series against the Marlins last Wednesday. In Tuesday’s game, the first of two they played against the Miami Marlins, the offense of Los Angeles only managed to produce one run.
In the most recent five games, the one played on Saturday against the Houston Astros was their worst. The Los Angeles defense allowed nine runs. The Orioles were tripped up by the Minnesota Twins last Sunday, but grabbed one of three games last Wednesday against the Rangers. They limited the Texas Rangers to just one run in the third contest of the series on Wednesday.
They dominated the Texas Rangers with 10 runs on Tuesday, in the second of a three-game series.
Los Angeles Angels vs. Baltimore Orioles – Pitching Matchup
Los Angeles: Michael Lorenzen (6-6, 4.94 ERA)
Michael Lorenzen is on the hill for the Angels in this contest as he makes his 13th start of the season hoping to build some positive momentum. He comes in 6-6 with a 4.94 ERA, a 1.35 WHIP, 30 walks and 55 strikeouts over 71 innings of work this season. Los Angeles’s 30-year-old right-hander lost his last start, which came on the road against the Houston Astros on July 1, 2022. He threw three innings, allowing eight runs on eight hits with two walks and three strikeouts in a 8-1 Angels loss. In six road starts this season, Lorenzen has compiled a 2-4 record in 32.1 innings, while striking out 22, walking 15 batters, and putting together a 7.51 ERA and a 1.64 WHIP.
Baltimore: Jordan Lyles (4-7, 4.70 ERA)
Jordan Lyles will make his 16th start of the season for Baltimore, who’s hoping to find some traction after posting a 4-7 record and 4.70 ERA thus far, while tallying a 1.41 WHIP, 29 walks, and 77 strikeouts across 92 innings of action. Lyles received a no-decision in his most recent start against the Minnesota Twins, as Baltimore’s right-hander surrendered one run on four hits, one walk, and seven strikeouts during the Orioles’ 4-3 road loss on July 2, 2022. Lyles is 1-2 with a 2.92 ERA across 15 home starts this season, which includes 11 walks, 30 strikeouts, and a 1.35 WHIP over 37 innings of action.
Los Angeles Angels vs. Baltimore Orioles – Series History
During the 2021 campaign, Los Angeles captured the regular season series 4-2. The Orioles continued their dominance of the Angels this season by claiming a second win in three matchups.