L.A. Angels vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction and Betting Odds
- Updated: June 17, 2015
L.A. Angels vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction and Betting Odds. The 33-32 L.A. Angels are set to take on the 31-33 Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona tonight June 17, 2015, first pitch is scheduled 9:40 PM
Moneylines: Angels -105 / Diamondbacks -115
O/U: 8.5 runs
Pitching Match Up
Los Angeles: Hector Santiago (4-3, 2.59 ERA)
Arizona: Chase Anderson (2-1, 2.82 ERA)
In their last games: The Angels beat the Diamondbacks 4-2 in Game 2 of a series between these 2 teams in L.A.
The Angels go into Arizona for the first game of a 2 game series. The 4-3 Hector Santiago goes for the Angels and the 2-1 Chase Anderson goes for the Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks open at -115 with a line sitting at 8.5 runs. These 2 teams split the recent 2 game series in L.A. and with the Game 2 win the Angels snapped their 2-game losing streak. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games and they sit in 3rd place in the AL West 4.5 games back of the Houston Astros. L.A. ranks 21st in the Majors in runs scored and 15th in team ERA. The Diamondbacks had their 4-game winning streak snapped with their loss to the Angels in their last game. They are also 5-5 in their last 10 games and also in 3rd place in their division in the NL West 5.5 games back of the L.A. Dodgers. Arizona is one of the highest scoring teams in baseball ranking 3rd in runs scored, but only ranks 24th in team ERA.
Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
In the last 5 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Under 4 times.
The Angels are 6-2 in their last 8 games against the Diamondbacks.
The Angels are 5-1 in their last 6 games against the Diamondbacks in Arizona.
This season the Diamondbacks are 15-16 at home and the Angels are 14-17 on the road.
STRAIGHT UP / OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS
L.A. Angels: 33-32 SU / O/U 31-31 / Run Line W/L 31-34
Arizona Diamondbacks: 31-33 SU / O/U 32-28 / Run Line W/L 36-28
• LA is 2-6 in their last 8 road games.
• LA is 1-5 in their last 6 games as a road underdog.
• LA has an Over record of 7-3 in their last 10 road games.
• ARIZ is 4-1 in their last 5 overall.
• ARIZ is 4-9 in their last 13 interleague games.
• ARZ has an Over record of 14-4-3 in their last 21 home games.
[P] 04/06/2015 – Cory Rasmus 60-day DL (3/27) ( Abdominal )
[P] 04/16/2015 – Tyler Skaggs 60-day DL (3/27) ( Elbow )
[RF] 05/28/2015 – Collin Cowgill 15-day DL (5/27) ( Wrist )
[P] 06/03/2015 – Mike Morin 15-day DL (5/24) ( Oblique )
[CF] 06/16/2015 – Ender Inciarte 15-day DL ( Hamstring )
[P] 06/04/2015 – Enrique Burgos 15-day DL (5/26) ( Shoulder )
[P] 06/04/2015 – Archie Bradley 15-day DL (6/4) ( Shoulder )
[C] 05/30/2015 – Tuffy Gosewisch 15-day DL (5/28), out for season ( Knee )
[C] 04/22/2015 – Gerald Laird 60-day DL (4/9) ( Back )
[P] 04/06/2015 – Bronson Arroyo 60-day DL (4/6) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/05/2015 – David Hernandez 15-day DL (3/27) ( Elbow )
[C] 04/05/2015 – Oscar Hernandez 60-day DL (3/27) ( Hand )
[P] 04/05/2015 – Patrick Corbin 60-day DL (3/27) ( Elbow )
Free MLB Pick
While the Arizona pitching staff has had their issues this season they had an ERA of 0.50 in their 4 game streak before falling the Angels in their last game. Chase Anderson did not give up any earned runs and only allowed 1 hit in his last start going 7 innings in a 1-0 win over the San Francisco Giants. He has only given up 1 earned run in his last 2 games both of which the Diamondbacks won. Arizona has lost 8 of their last 11 games when Anderson has gotten the start. Hector Santiago recently returned the Angels rotation and in his last start he did not get a decision in allowing 2 earned runs in 5 innings in a 5-4 win over the Oakland A’s. The Angels have won 5 of their last 7 road games when Santiago has gotten the starting nod.
Anderson has been pitching great in his last 2 starts and I think he will have another good outing at home tonight. The Diamondbacks will take this game and win for their 5th time in their last 6 games.