It’s an event anytime that Los Angeles Angels dual-threat star Shohei Ohtani is on the mound, and the AL MVP favorite is scheduled to be Monday night in an interleague matchup vs. the Colorado Rockies. The Angels are heavy home favorites on the MLB odds.
How to Bet Rockies at Angels MLB Odds & TV Info
- When: Monday, 9:38 PM ET
- Where: Angel Stadium
- Probable pitchers (away/home): German Marquez/Shohei Ohtani
- TV: MLB Extra Innings
- Stream/gameday audio: https://www.mlb.com/live-stream-games/
- Opening MLB Lines: Angels -170, Rockies +160 (total 8.5)
Why Bet on Colorado?
Second baseman Ryan McMahon was out of the lineup Sunday for the Rockies at the Dodgers but it was simply rest and he should be back in there for this one. He went 8-for-24 with a pair of doubles, four walks, four runs and three RBI through the Rockies’ first seven games out of the All-Star break.
Garrett Hampson also was out of the lineup Sunday. Hampson has been the primary replacement in center field since Yonathan Daza was placed on the COVID-19 injured list. The Rockies lead the Majors with 51 defensive runs saved. McMahon leads all players with 15 DRS. Colorado’s seven errors since June 22 are tied with Atlanta for the fewest in MLB.
Colorado leads the Majors with 12 shutout losses this season. That’s the most times the team has been shutout since 2013 and one shy of the franchise record of 13 set in 1993. The Rockies’ 56 stolen bases are the seventh-most in the Majors, fourth in the National League. They have been caught stealing 15 times, and rank fourth in the NL with a 78.9 stolen base percentage.
It’s scheduled to be German Marquez (8-7) on the mound here. Marquez yielded four runs over six innings last Tuesday in a loss to the Mariners. Márquez carried a shutout into the sixth inning before surrendering a game-tying two-run double to Cal Raleigh and a go-ahead two-run homer to Dylan Moore. He finished with five strikeouts and also issued two walks. The 26-year-old All-Star right-hander has allowed three earned runs or fewer in 15 of his 20 starts.
He has a 3.50 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and .217 OBA while walking 44 batters and striking out 119. Teams have been calling the Rockies about possibly trading for the 26-year-old, but the team has been telling clubs that he’s not available.
Why Bet on Los Angeles?It’s the first meeting of the season between the Angels and Rockies. Last season, LA won two of three games at Coors Field. The Angels lead all-time series vs. Colorado 28-11; the Angels .718 winning percentage is the best mark for any team vs. Colorado.
The Angels won three of four over the weekend in Minnesota, taking the finale 6-2 on Sunday. The Angels are 45-17 when scoring 4+ runs this season and are 4-32 when scoring three-or-fewer.
Shohei Ohtani hit his major league-leading 35th home run. Ohtani, who had two hits, blasted a line drive into the right-field seats for a solo homer in the sixth inning that broke a 2-all tie. The Angels overcame an early two-run deficit. Max Stassi went 3-for-4 with a home run, triple, and three RBIs. The 30-year-old catcher is up to eight homers with a .299/.377/.526 slash line and 20 RBI over 154 plate appearances.
Out since mid-May with a right calf strain, superstar outfielder Mike Trout is scheduled for a “routine follow-up” doctor visit Monday. Trout was expected to begin a rehab assignment in the near future, but that’s on hold for now. Trout has been with the Angels on this trip to Oakland and Minnesota, the first time he traveled with the team since he suffered the injury on May 17.
“He just feels it a little bit in that area, when he really tries to move quickly,” Manager Joe Maddon said on Sunday. “It doesn’t hurt. It’s just anybody that’s ever pulled a muscle in the leg, that’s when you get to that final point of healing.”
Ohtani (4-1) is on the mound for this one. Ohtani recorded eight strikeouts over six scoreless innings last Monday in a no-decision against the Athletics. The Japanese star got 14 swinging strikes and finished with a 30 percent CSW (called strikes plus whiffs). He scattered three hits and one walk. The 27-year-old owns a 3.21 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 95/36 K/BB ratio across 73 innings this season.
This will be Ohtani’s 15th pitching start of the season and ninth at home and first career pitching appearance vs. Rockies. He has pitched to a 1.87 ERA (43.1 IP – 9 ER) at Angel Stadium this season, compared with a 5.16 ER (29.2 IP – 17 ER) on the road. Ohtani has allowed two-or-fewer runs in 10 of 14 starts and one-or-fewer in six of 14 starts.
- Rockies are 5-0 in their last 5 interleague games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Rockies are 7-2 in their last 9 interleague games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Rockies are 7-3 in their last 10 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Angels are 17-8 in their last 25 home games.
- Rockies are 7-19 in the last 26 meetings.
- Under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Los Angeles.
- Angels 5, Rockies 1
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