Los Angeles Angels vs Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Angeles Angels vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction 5/7/2024

The Los Angeles Angels (12-23) travel to face off against the Pittsburgh Pirates (17-19) on Tuesday, May 7th. This game will be played at PNC Park in Pittsburgh and televised on BSW. The Pirates are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Angels are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Pirates. First pitch is set for 6:40 ET.

Angels vs Pirates

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Pittsburgh cruised to a 4-1 win over the Angels in the most recent game of this series. The Pirates had a huge 3rd inning, scoring all four of their runs. As for the Angels, they scored their only run in the 6th. Heading into the game, the Pirates were favored at -173 on the money line.

Mitch Keller pitched well for the Pirates in this one, going nine innings and giving up just one run. He finished the game with five strikeouts and one walk. On the other side, Tyler Anderson got the start for the Angels, going 6 1/3 innings and giving up four runs.

Pittsburgh got a big performance from Edward Olivares, as he went 2/4 with a home run and four RBIs. Bryan Reynolds also had two hits and drove in a run for the Pirates’ offense.

Heading into today’s road matchup vs. the Pirates, the Angels are 12-23 overall, putting them 5th in the AL West. They trail the Rangers by 7.5 games for the AL West lead. The Angels have dropped three straight games, losing the final game of their series vs. the Astros and the first two games of their current series vs. the Dodgers.

So far, the Angels have yet to play a game vs. another AL West team. At home, they are just 4-11 compared to 8-12 on the road. This season, the Angels are just 1-3 as the favorite, and they are 11-20 as the underdog. The team is also just 2-13 in day games this year.

When it comes to the run line, the Angels have been a better bet on the road this season, going 11-9. They have covered the run line in three straight road games, but as the favorite, they are 0-4 against the run line. Overall, the Angels are 16-19 against the run line this season.

Los Angeles has played 12 games with an over/under line higher than 8.5 runs this season, and the over has hit in nine of them. The Angels have a combined run average of 9.3 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 18-16 overall. Their last two games have gone under the total, and their average over/under line for the season is 9 runs per game.

Patrick Sandoval Gets The Start For The Angels

Left-hander Patrick Sandoval gets the start for the Angels today as he faces the Pirates on the road. Sandoval has made seven starts this year and has a record of 1-5 with a 5.91 ERA. In his last outing, he took the loss, going five innings and giving up two earned runs on four hits. Looking back over his last three starts, Sandoval has given up at least two home runs in each outing. His ERA on the road is 9.23 compared to 4.59 at home. Sandoval’s WHIP for the season is 1.69.

Angels Offense Breakdown

As a team, the Angels are averaging 4 runs per game, which is 20th in the league. They have been a bit better at home, averaging 4.1 runs per contest. Overall, they are the 8th ranked home run hitting team in the league. Los Angeles’ team batting average of .239 is 10th in the league, and they have been pretty good at putting the ball in play, as their team BABIP is 7th in the league.

Mike Trout has been one of the league’s top power threats this season, as his 10 home runs are 2nd in the league. However, he is batting just .220 for the season. Taylor Ward has been a nice surprise for the Angels this season, as he is batting .271 with 7 homers and 24 RBIs. Luis Rengifo has been red hot of late, going 11/25 in his last 7 games.

Pittsburgh is hosting the Angels today with an overall record of 17-19, and they have won three straight games. The Pirates will look to keep things going at home, where they are 8-8 this season. In the NL Central, they are four games behind the Brewers and are 2-2 in divisional matchups.

The Pirates have been good as the underdog this season, putting together an 11-10 record. As for their record as the favorite, the Pirates are 6-9. They have an overall series record of 4-4-3 heading into today’s game. At home, the Pirates have won three straight as the favorite.

When the Pirates win, they do so by an average of 2.7 runs per game. In their losses, they lose by an average of 3.1 runs per game. They have a run line record of 19-17 on the season, with an even 8-8 mark at home and an 11-9 record on the road. As an underdog, they have been a good bet, going 14-7 on the run line. As a favorite, they are just 5-10.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have had just two games this season with an over/under line of 8.5 runs, and they have gone 8-5 in games with that line. Their games have averaged 7.6 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 14-22 overall. Their average over/under line for the season is 8 runs per game.

Quinn Priester Gets The Start For The Pirates

Quinn Priester will be making his third start of the season for the Pirates, and he has yet to pick up a win in his first two outings. He went 6 innings in his last start and took a loss, but he did strike out 6 batters and only allowed 3 hits. His first start of the season was at home against the Red Sox, where he went 4 1/3 innings and took the loss.

Pirates Offense Breakdown

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Heading into today’s game, the Pirates are 26th in the league in scoring, averaging just 3.6 runs per game. This number is even worse at home, where they are averaging just 3.1 runs per contest. As a team, they are batting just .224, which is 17th in the league, and have the worst isolated power numbers in the league. However, they do come into the game as the league’s 3rd most patient team at the plate.

Oneil Cruz and Edward Olivares come into the game tied for 2nd on the team with four homers apiece, with Cruz batting .244 on the season and Olivares at just .218. Cruz has gone 5/19 in his last six games, with two homers and four RBIs. Bryan Reynolds is 8th in the league with 17 RBIs and is batting .250 for the season.

Angels vs Pirates Prediction

Our prediction for today’s Angels vs. Pirates matchup is to take the Pirates on the money line, with the payout sitting at -130. We have the Pirates coming out on top by a score of 5-4.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Quinn Priester finishing with four strikeouts, which is higher than Patrick Sandoval, who we have finishing with seven. However, Sandoval is projected to have a better ERA and give up fewer hits than Priester.

Offensively, we have the Pirates finishing with 10 hits compared to the Angels with nine. If you’re looking for a home run prediction, the Angels are actually projected to have more home runs than the Pirates.

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