Atlanta Braves vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, Pick and Preview, July 22 (7/22): MLB
- Jul 21, 2022, 11:25:19 PM
Credit: photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
|Time||7:20 p.m. EST|
|Angels money line||+126|
|Angels run line||+1.5 (-165)|
|Braves money line||-150|
|Braves run line||-1.5 (+140)|
|Over / under||7|
|Los Angeles Angels||Atlanta Braves|
|Road / home record||17-26||31-20|
|Last 10 record||2-8||7-3|
|Over / under record||41-45-6||46-45-3|
|Runs / game||3.95||4.74|
|Runs allowed / game||4.27||3.98|
The Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Angels will meet to play a 3-game series at the Truist Park. The Braves won their last series against the Nationals while the Angels lost vs the LA Dodgers. This will be the only series these teams will play against each other.
Los Angeles Angels
The Angels get here with a 39-53 record and have lost 8 of their last 9 games. The team is averaging 3.95 runs per game. They're batting for .230 AVG, 363 runs scored in 702 hits and 105 home runs, ranking #25 in offense in the league tied with the Miami Marlins. Mike Trout leads the team with a .294 avg, 24 home runs and 51 RBI. Ohtani has 19 Home runs and 56 RBI.
Defensively they are allowing 4.27 runs per game and rank #15 in the league. Shohei Ohtani leads the pitching staff with a 2.38 ERA, 123 strikeouts and 9 wins recorded.
Probable Pitcher: Shohei Ohtani (9-4, 2.38 ERA)
Ohtani will take the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Angels. In his last start, Shohei allowed only 1 run in 4 hits across 6 innings pitched against the Astros. He hasn't pitched against the Braves in his career.
The Braves get here with a 56-38 record and have won 7 of their last 10 games. The team is averaging 4.74 runs per game. They're batting for .248 AVG, 446 runs scored in 796 hits and 147 home runs, ranking #4 in offense in the league behind the San Francisco Giants. Austin Riley is leading the team with 27 home runs and 61 RBI while Dansby Swanson has the better batting average with .294.
Defensively they are allowing 3.98 runs per game and rank #8 in the league. Max Fried leads the pitching staff with a 2.64 ERA, 109 strikeouts and 10 wins recorded with the Braves.
Probable Pitcher: Charlie Morton (5-3, 4.21 ERA)
Morton will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Braves. Morton took the loss in Wednesday's 7-3 loss to the Mets, allowing five runs on six hits (three home runs) and three walks over five-plus innings. He struck out six batters. He has a 4-1 record with an ERA of 4.34 and 39 strikeouts in 9 appearances against the Angels in his career.
LA Angels are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road.
LA Angels are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the National League.
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Atlanta's last 13 games at home.
Atlanta Braves are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games against an opponent in the American League West Division division.
The Angels have been terrible this season but there's a huge difference when Ohtani is on the mound. They have won 6 straight games when he's starting and he has allowed only 1 run in the last 32.2 innings pitched. The Braves have been really good at home this season with a 31-20 record but Charlie Morton has struggled this season and has a 4.34 ERA against the Angels in his career. It's hard to go against the Braves at home but I have to give it a shot with Ohtani on the mound. Take the Angels.
PICK: Angels ML (+126)
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