Los Angeles Angels vs Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Angels vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction 5/6/2024

The Los Angeles Angels (12-22) travel to face off against the Pittsburgh Pirates (16-19) on Monday, May 6th. This game will be played at PNC Park in Pittsburgh and televised on SN PT. 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 Guardians. First pitch is set for 6:40 ET.

Angels vs Pirates

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The Angels will be looking to get back on track after closing out their series vs. the Guardians with a 4-1 loss. Los Angeles was the +130 underdog on the road going into this matchup. Things started off well for the Angels, as they got on the board with a run in the 2nd inning but gave up the lead right away as the Guardians scored in the bottom of the 2nd.

Griffin Canning put together a good start for the Angels, going six innings and giving up just two earned runs, and striking out five. However, he took the loss, as the Angels’ offense scored only one run. Cole Tucker was hot at the plate, going 2/3 with a double and a run scored. The rest of the Angels lineup only had four other hits.

Los Angeles is on the road today, looking to pick up a win vs. the Pirates, as they are 12-22 overall. The Angels come into the game on a two-game losing streak, and they lost the final two games of their series vs. the Guardians. Currently, they are in 5th place in the AL West, seven games behind the Mariners.

At home, the Angels have gone just 4-11 this year, and they are 8-11 on the road. So far, they are only 2-12 in day games this year. As the underdog, the Angels are 11-19 this year and 1-3 when favored. Los Angeles’ overall series record is 1-9-1, and they have lost five straight series.

Los Angeles is 16-18 against the run line this season, but they have been a more profitable bet on the road, where they are 11-8. They have failed to cover the run line in their last two road games, and they are 0-4 against the run line as the favorite this season. They are 16-14 against the run line as the underdog, and their average run differential in those games is -1.2 runs per game.

Los Angeles has played 33 games this season, and 26 of them have had over/under lines set higher than 8 runs. The Angels’ games have averaged 9.4 runs per game, and their over/under record is 18-15. Today’s line is set at 8 runs, and when the line has been set at 8 runs, their record is 2-2-1. Their games have averaged 9 runs per game this season.

Tyler Anderson Gets The Start For The Angels

Left-hander Tyler Anderson gets the start for the Angels today as he faces off against the Pirates on the road. So far this season, he has made six starts and has a record of 2-3 with an ERA of 2.23. Anderson’s WHIP for the season is currently 1.07. In his last outing, he finished with a no-decision, going six innings and giving up three earned runs on five hits. Before that, he had lost three straight starts. Anderson has given up at least one homer in each of his last three outings.

Angels Offense Breakdown

So far this season, the Angels offense is averaging 4.1 runs per game, which has them 19th in the league. As a team, they are batting .241, and their team on-base percentage of .306 is 14th in the league. The Angels have been a bit below average in terms of drawing walks and have the 11th best slugging percentage in the league.

Mike Trout is leading the Angels with 10 home runs but is batting just .220 for the season. Taylor Ward has been the team’s top run producer, as he is 8th in the league with 24 RBIs and is batting .279. Over his last five games, Luis Rengifo has gone 9/18 with two homers and five RBIs.

The Pirates’s offense was hot right out of the gates in their most recent game vs. the Rockies, closing out their series with a 5-3 win. After allowing three runs to the Rockies in the top of the 2nd, the Pirates responded with three runs of their own. Pittsburgh went on to add another two runs in the 4th inning.

Starting for the Pirates was Bailey Falter, who picked up the win. He went 5 1/3 innings, giving up three earned runs on six hits. Oneil Cruz had only two hits, but one of them was a home run, and the Pirates scored a total of five runs.

Pittsburgh is hosting the Angels today with an overall record of 16-19, which has them 4th in the NL Central. Currently, they are five games behind the Brewers for the division lead. The Pirates have been playing well of late, having picked up two straight wins and are 2-2 in division play this year.

The Pirates have won two straight games, closing out their series vs. the Rockies with a win. So far, they are 4-5 as the home favorite and 11-10 as the underdog. Pittsburgh’s overall series record is 4-4-3 this year.

The Pirates have been a solid bet on the run line this season, going 18-17 overall. They have been especially good on the road, where they are 11-9 ATS. They are 7-8 ATS at home, where they have an average run margin of -0.8 runs per game. They have been a better bet as the underdog, going 14-7 ATS in those games.

After a 12-run game in their last outing, the Pirates’ average combined run total sits at 7.6 runs per game. This season, Pittsburgh has an over/under record of 14-21, and the average over/under line in their games is 8 runs. When the over/under line is set at 8 runs, the Pirates have gone 3-5 in those games. Overall, 42.9% of their games have had over/under lines set above 8 runs.

Mitch Keller Gets The Start For The Pirates

Pittsburgh is sending Mitch Keller to the mound today vs. the Angels, and he comes into the game with a record of 2-3 and an ERA of 5.17. Keller’s WHIP for the season is currently 1.48. Out of his seven starts, he has turned in two quality starts and is averaging 8.78 strikeouts per nine innings. In his most recent outing, Keller took the loss, giving up three earned runs in five innings of work. Before that, he had given up four earned runs in three straight outings. The right-hander will be looking to bounce back today and put together a better performance.

Pirates Offense Breakdown

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So far this season, the Pirates offense has been one of the worst in the league, averaging just 3.6 runs per game. They have been even worse at home, averaging just 3 runs per game. Overall, they are batting .225, which is 21st in the league, and their team isolated power of .109 is the worst in the league. As a team, they are 19th in home runs.

Oneil Cruz and Bryan Reynolds come into the game as the Pirates’ top home run threats, with five and four homers, respectively. Reynolds is also the team’s current leader in RBIs. However, Reynolds is batting just .167 over his last nine games, and Cruz hasn’t been much better, hitting .241 over this stretch. Ke’Bryan Hayes and Connor Joe have also been struggling of late.

Angels vs Pirates Prediction

Our prediction for today’s Angels vs. Pirates matchup is to take the Pirates on the money line at -142. We have the Pirates winning this one by a final score of 6-5. If you’re looking for a parlay, you could also take the over, as the line is sitting at 8 runs.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Mitch Keller is projected to finish with seven strikeouts, which is the third-best among today’s starters. As for Tyler Anderson, he is projected to finish with just four strikeouts, which is the third worst.

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