Baltimore Orioles vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 7/3/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Saturday, July 3, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Baltimore (+125) Los Angeles (-156)
Alex Cobb and the Los Angeles Angels (39-41, 4th in AL West) play the Baltimore Orioles (27-54, 5th in AL East) at Angel Stadium on Saturday. The Orioles open this matchup at +125 while the Angels are priced at -156. The total has been set at 8.5. The starting pitchers are Jorge Lopez and Alex Cobb.
Baltimore has a slugging rate of .395 and have struck out 712 times, while being walked on 228 occasions. They have accumulated 322 runs batted in as well as 644 base knocks on the year, and their batting average sits at .238. The Orioles have accumulated 133 doubles as a unit and have hit 92 baseballs out of the park. They have tallied 333 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .303. As a squad, the Baltimore Orioles are scoring 4.1 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 21st in MLB.
The Orioles are sitting with a team ERA of 5.44 for the season (30th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 686 batters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.42 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.45. Orioles pitchers have conceded 121 home runs in addition to 442 runs (29th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 284 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.79 as a unit so far this year.
The Orioles have dispatched 272 relief pitchers to the hill this year. The relievers have inherited 169 base runners on the season and 39.1% of those players earned a run for their team. They have tallied 15 saves on the year and have blown 13 of 28 save chances. The Orioles relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 53.6% and has entered the game in 64 save situations. The relievers have a total of 35 holds on the season (18th in the league). Orioles bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 108 times as well as having 89 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Orioles have transformed 67.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 6,282 innings on the field, which ranks them 27th in MLB. The Baltimore Orioles have a tally of 2,094 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 661 assists and 40 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .986 which has them sitting 7th in pro baseball, and they have turned 561 double plays.
Lopez (11-27 mark in his career) has a FIP of 5.14 while facing 1,352 batters in the major leagues. He has given up 346 base knocks (10.2 hits per 9 innings) and has had 115 walks. His earned run average is 6.00 (203 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.515. Lopez has taken the ball for 304 innings and has totaled 258 punch outs in his career.
Los Angeles has compiled 110 home runs so far this season to go along with 373 runs batted in. They have 147 two-baggers, while walking 223 times as well as scoring 393 runs. The Los Angeles Angels have accounted for a team OBP of .317 in addition to a team batting average of .254 so far this season. The Angels have a team slugging percentage of .437 and they earn 4.91 runs per contest (7th in the league). They have struck out on 694 occasions (20th in MLB) and have recorded 688 base hits.
The Angels have a WHIP of 1.421 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.38 as a unit this season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.42 (775 strikeouts vs 320 free passes). They come in at 22nd in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 679. They have given up 104 long balls and they give up 5.45 runs per 9 innings (27th in MLB). The Los Angeles pitching staff have conceded 426 runs on the season while holding an ERA of 5.04 (394 earned runs yielded).
With 64 save situations, the Angels have recorded 31 holds and also 13 blown saves. Los Angeles has called on relievers to take the mound in 32 save opportunities and they have earned 19 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 86 times in high leverage situations and on 119 occasions with runners on. Los Angeles relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 40.6% out of 175 inherited runners. They rank 20th in baseball holding a save rate of 59.4%, and they have dispatched 280 relief pitchers to the hill on the campaign.
In their 6,333 innings on the diamond, the Angels have a defensive efficiency of 67.2% (29th in MLB). The Los Angeles Angels have turned 69 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .981 (27th in pro baseball). The Angels have accrued 696 assists, 53 errors and have accounted for 2,111 putouts over the course of the season.
During his career, Cobb has given up 945 hits while tallying 781 punch outs in 970 innings pitched. He has conceded a total of 425 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.267 and a FIP of 4.0. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.75 and he has faced 4,072 hitters during his MLB career. Cobb (60-60 mark in his career) holds a 3.94 earned run average while giving up 8.8 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Baltimore (+125)
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