Atlanta Braves vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, Pick and Preview, July 23 (7/23): MLB
- Jul 22, 2022, 11:30:54 PM
Credit: photo by Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
|Time||7:20 p.m. EST|
|Angels money line||+165|
|Angels run line||+1.5 (-115)|
|Braves money line||-200|
|Braves run line||-1.5 (-105)|
|Over / under||8.5|
|Los Angeles Angels||Atlanta Braves|
|Road / home record||17-27||32-20|
|Last 10 record||1-9||7-3|
|Over / under record||42-45-6||47-45-3|
|Runs / game||3.95||4.74|
|Runs allowed / game||4.27||3.98|
The Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Angels will play the 2nd game of the series at the Truist Park on Saturday. The Braves outscored the Angels 8-1 and took the lead on the series. Ohtani threw six dominant innings, only to surrender homers to Matt Olson and Orlando Arcia in a seven-run seventh that carried the Braves to an 8-1 victory.
Los Angeles Angels
The Angels get here with a 39-54 record and have lost 9 of their last 10 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 2.80 ERA, 134 strikeouts and 9 wins recorded.
Probable Pitcher: Patrick Sandoval (3-5, 3.00 ERA)
Sandoval will take the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Angels. Friday against the Dodgers, Sandoval took the loss after giving up four runs (two earned) on seven hits, three walks, and three strikeouts in 4.2 innings. He's given up 10 runs (eight earned) through 16 innings in July.
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: Kyle Wright (11-4, 2.95 ERA)
Wright will be on the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Braves. Wright earned the win in Washington on Thursday, striking out four batters in seven innings while allowing two runs on seven hits and a walk. Over his last four starts including Thursday, the 26-year-old is 4-0 with a 2.16 ERA in 25 innings despite allowing four homers.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels' last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta.
LA Angels are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games against an opponent in the National League.
Atlanta are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games against an opponent in the American League.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games against LA Angels.
Not even Ohtani could saved the Angels this time as he was rocked with 2 homers and allowed 6 runs while the offense scored only 1 run in the game. Patrick Sandoval will get the ball for this game who has done a good job this season but the Angels have lost in 7 of his last 8 starts. Kyle Wright will start for the Braves to face the Angels poor offense so I expect another dominant performance from the Braves. The Angels are only 5-29 as underdogs this season, take the Braves.
PICK: Braves -1.5 (-105)
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