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Los Angeles Angels vs. Baltimore Orioles Picks, Predictions, Odds

Los Angeles Angels vs. Baltimore Orioles Betting Analysis

The Los Angeles Angels will visit the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards for the second of a four-game set on Friday, July 8, 2022.

Los Angeles ranks fourth in the American League West with records of 38-46 overall and 17-23 on the road, which trails the division leading Houston Astros by 17 games. Baltimore is positioned fifth in the American League East standings with a record of 40-44 overall and 22-17 at home, which puts the Orioles 20.5 games behind Milwaukee for the division lead.

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Los Angeles Angels vs. Baltimore Orioles Betting Prediction

The Los Angeles Angels enter this matchup fourth in the AL West standings, 17.0 games behind the Astros for first place. The Angels have not played well over the past two months and have lost six of their last 10 games including game-one of this series. Los Angeles’ offense has been terrible over that stretch, averaging just 2.4 runs per game. This is well below their season average of 4.06 runs per game (24th). The bullpen hasn’t played well either, allowing opponents 4.1 runs per game over their last 10. This is a bit above their season ERA of 3.91 (15th). Left-handed pitcher Reid Detmers (2-3, 4.66 ERA) is scheduled to start for the Angels Friday.  

The Baltimore Orioles are currently last in the AL East standings, 20 and a half games behind the New York Yankees for first place. The Orioles have won five straight, including game one of this series and have won six of their last 10 games. The offense has hit the ball fairly well over that stretch, averaging 4.3 runs per game. This is right on par with their season average of 4.10 runs per game (20th). The Orioles bullpen has been great over their last 10, allowing opponents 3.7 runs per game. This is a bit better than their season ERA of 3.99 (18th). The right-hander Tyler Wells (7-4, 3.09 ERA) is expected to take the mound for Baltimore Friday.  

For whatever reason the Angels cannot seem to get anything going. With Trout and Ohtani, you would think this team would at least be in the mix for lead of the AL East but that just is not the case. Instead, I have more faith in the Baltimore Orioles to win this game with Tyler Wells taking the mound. Wells gave up three hits and one run to the Twins in his most recent start and should be able to similar success in this matchup. Backing Baltimore here in game-two.

Score Prediction: Orioles 4, Angels 3 
Best Bet: Orioles ML

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  • Date: Friday, July 8, 2022
  • Matchup: AL West vs. AL East
  • Venue: Oriole Park at Camden Yards
  • Location: Baltimore, Maryland
  • Time-TV: 7:05 p.m. ET – MLBN

Los Angeles Angels vs. Baltimore Orioles – Current Form

The Angels were tripped up by the Houston Astros last Sunday, but gave up three of three games last Wednesday against the Marlins. Against the Miami Marlins, Los Angeles only managed one run in the first game of the series on Tuesday.

Against the Houston Astros, Los Angeles’s defense allowed for nine runs in the second game of the series on Saturday. The Orioles were tripped up by the Minnesota Twins last Sunday, but grabbed one of three games last Wednesday against the Rangers. In the third contest against the Texas Rangers on Wednesday, the Baltimore Orioles were in their best form in the last six games, keeping the Texas Rangers at only one run.

The second of three matches on Tuesday marked an 10-run effort by Baltimore against the Texas Rangers, which was their best performance this week.

Los Angeles Angels vs. Baltimore Orioles – Pitching Matchup

Los Angeles: Reid Detmers (2-3, 4.66 ERA)

Reid Detmers takes the mound in the second game of a four-game series as he makes his 12th start of the season for the Angels in this contest. He comes in 2-3 with a 4.66 ERA, a 1.10 WHIP, 21 walks and 44 strikeouts over 58 innings of work on the year. In Reid Detmers’s last start, the Angels were no match for the Kansas City Royals, losing 11-12 on June 21, 2022. The 23-year-old earned no decision in this game, having tossed five innings and yielded five runs on five hits, while striking out six and issuing two walks. In five road start this season, Detmers has compiled a 0-1 record in 19.2 innings, while striking out 21, walking 11 batters, and putting together a 6.86 ERA and a 1.68 WHIP.

Baltimore: Tyler Wells (7-4, 3.09 ERA)

Tyler Wells takes the mound in the second game of a four-game series as he makes his 16th start of the season for the Orioles in this contest. He comes in 7-4 with a 3.09 ERA, a 1.00 WHIP, 17 walks and 50 strikeouts over 75.2 innings of work on the year. Baltimore’s 27-year-old right-hander earned the win in his last start, which came on the road against the Minnesota Twins July 3, 2022. He threw six innings, allowing one run on three hits with one walk and seven strikeouts in a 1-3 Orioles victory. Wells is 2-0 with a 2.20 ERA across 15 home starts this season, which includes 10 walks, 19 strikeouts, and a 1.01 WHIP over 28.2 innings of action.

Los Angeles Angels vs. Baltimore Orioles – Series History

Los Angeles went 4-2 overall in the 2021 head-to-head meetings. The Orioles have won three of four contests against the Angels this season.

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