Miami Marlins vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 5/26/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Miami Marlins vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Friday, May 26, 2023
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports SoCal
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+120) Los Angeles (-140)
The Los Angeles Angels (28-23) host the Miami Marlins (25-25) at Angel Stadium on Friday. The moneyline on this contest has the Marlins at +120 and the Angels are sitting at -140. The total comes in at 8. The expected starting pitchers will be Jesus Luzardo and Reid Detmers.
The Marlins have earned 78 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 47 baseballs out of the park. Miami has a slugging percentage of .393 and have struck out 418 times, while being walked on 124 occasions. As a unit, the Miami Marlins are earning 3.6 runs per game, which is 28th in the league. They have 171 runs batted in and 428 base knocks on the campaign, while their team batting average is sitting at .254. They have 181 runs and hold an OBP of .309.
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They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.75 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.32. Marlins pitchers have allowed 59 home runs in addition to 230 runs in total (18th in the league). Miami has given up 419 hits (8.5 per 9 innings) and also 216 earned runs. The Marlins have a team ERA of 4.38 for the season (19th in the league), and their staff has struck out 460 hitters. They have walked 167 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 4.20 as a unit for the season.
The Marlins have sent 172 relievers to the mound for the season. The relievers have inherited 83 runners this season with 30.1% of those runners crossed the plate. They have recorded 14 saves for the year and have blown 7 of their 21 save opportunities. The Marlins bullpen have recorded a save rate of 66.7% and stepped onto the hill in 49 save situations. The relief pitchers have racked up 28 holds for the season (11th in MLB). Marlins bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 54 times and also have had 62 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Marlins have turned 68.2% of balls in play into outs out of their 3,996 innings on the field, which ranks them 22nd in professional baseball. The Miami Marlins have a total of 1,332 putouts thus far, as well as 444 assists and 29 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .984 which has them sitting 22nd in baseball, and they have twisted 44 double plays.
Luzardo has taken the hill for 323 innings and has racked up 356 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. Luzardo (16-21 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 4.13 while he has faced 1,371 batters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 4.46 (160 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.294. He has surrendered 297 hits (8.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 121 walks.
The Los Angeles Angels have earned a team OBP of .327 as well as a batting average of .260 this season. They have struck out on 437 occasions (12th in the league) and are sitting with 450 base hits. Los Angeles has 67 home runs on the campaign to go along with 248 RBIs. The Angels hold a team SLG% of .425 and they are recording 4.94 runs per outing (9th in MLB). They have recorded 75 doubles, while walking 154 times as well as putting up 252 runs.
The Angels have a WHIP of 1.295 and have a FIP of 4.27 as a team on the campaign. Their K/BB ratio is 8.70 (434 strikeouts against 178 free passes). They are sitting at 14th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 405. They have given up 53 home runs and they surrender 4.72 runs per 9 innings (18th in the league). The Los Angeles pitching staff have given up 236 runs so far this year while holding an ERA of 4.20 (210 earned runs yielded).
Los Angeles has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 28 save opportunities and they have come away with 17 saves. They sit at 18th in baseball with a save percentage of 60.7%, and they have sent 149 relief pitchers onto the diamond so far this year. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 56 times in high leverage situations and on 49 occasions with runners on. Los Angeles relievers hold an inherited score rate of 46.3% out of 80 inherited base runners. With 66 save situations, the Angels have compiled 38 holds and 11 blown saves.
In 4,056 innings on the diamond, the Angels have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.8% (12th in professional baseball). The Los Angeles Angels have gotten 40 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .982 (24th in pro baseball). The Angels have accrued 437 assists, 32 errors and have earned 1,352 putouts during this campaign.
So far in his career, Detmers has given up 177 base knocks while he has totaled 194 K's in 190 frames. Detmers (8-12 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 4.40 ERA while allowing 8.4 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 93 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.319 and having a FIP of 4.0. His K/BB ratio is 2.62 and he has gone up against 818 opposing hitters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-140)
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