The Los Angeles Angels will be looking to both, hold down the fort at home – and snap out of a nasty funk – when they host the Arizona Diamondbacks in the second game of their two-game Interleague series on Tuesday night. With a young hurler making his debut as a starter in right-hander Felix Pena, let’s find out if the Halos can get the much-needed win in this one. They head into the game as the MLB betting favorites.
Diamondbacks vs Angels MLB Betting Preview & Prediction – June 19th
When: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 10:07 PM ET Where: Angel Stadium TV: FSAZ, FSW, ESPN Live Stream: MLB.tv MLB Betting Odds: Los Angeles Angels -160 / Arizona Diamondbacks +135 Over/Under: 9
- Clear: 19°C/67°F
- Humidity: 77%
- Precipitation: 3%
- Wind:3 mph SSE
- Cloud Cover: 9%
- Type of Stadium: Open
- Arizona: Matt Koch – R – (5-3, 4.09 ERA)
- LA Angels: Felix Pena – R – (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Why Bet On The Arizona Diamondbacks?
Why should you consider betting on the Diamondbacks in this matchup? Well, there’s the fact that Los Angeles is playing pretty good baseball having won seven of their last 10 games including their 7-4 win over the Angels on Monday night. Then there’s the fact that the D-Backs have been lighting up the scoreboard by scoring at least six runs in each of their last seven victories while scoring eight runs or more in four of those contests and at least a dozen runs twice. Then there’s the fact that Arizona is ranked an encouraging 12th in scoring (4.43 rpg) and even more impressive seventh in team ERA (3.35). Last but not least, right-hander Matt Koch was outstanding the last time he took the mound by allowing just two earned runs over six innings.
Why Bet On The Los Angeles Angels?
Why should you consider backing the Halos in this series finale? The best reason to back the Angels in this contest is the fact that they’re a bit desperate having lost three straight and seven of their last eight games overall. Another good reasons to back Los Angeles is that they have one of the best offense in baseball this season, ranking ninth in scoring (4.55 rpg), ninth in OPS and fourth in home runs (100) while also ranking a solid 11th in team ERA (3.81). Right-hander Felix Pena will make his debut as a starter after allowing three earned runs in two appearances out of the bullpen.
Latest MLB Betting Trends
- Arizona is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games
- Arizona is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
- The total has gone OVER in 8 of Arizona’s last 12 games
- LA Angels is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
- LA Angels is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels’s last 5 games
Expert Analysis and Prediction
The Los Angeles Angels might be desperate right now, but they’re not the pick to get the win in this contest if you ask me. I’m not sure what kind of performance they’re going to get out of Felix Pena while Arizona’s Matt Koch has been solid all season, if not necessarily outstanding.
Arizona is 4-0 in their last four road games, 8-3 in their last 11 games overall, 21-47 in their last 68 interleague road games vs. a team with a winning record and 4-0 in Matt Koch’s last 4 starts. The Angels might be 13-5 in their last 18 interleague home games, but the Halos are also just 1-4 in their last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter and 3-14 in their last 17 home games vs. a team with a winning road record. Back the Arizona Diamondbacks to get it done tonight.
MLB Betting Pick: Arizona 6 LA Angels 4