Phillies vs Los Angeles Angels MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Phillies vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction 5/1/2024

The Philadelphia Phillies (20-11) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Angels (11-19) on Wednesday, May 1st. This game will be played at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim and televised on NSPPH. The Phillies are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Angels are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Phillies. First pitch is set for 4:07 ET.

Phillies vs Angels

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Philadelphia rallied for three runs in the 9th inning in the most recent game of this Phillies vs. Angels series. The Phillies scored three runs in the 2nd inning but didn’t score another run until putting up three in the top of the 9th, picking up a 7-5 win. Heading into the game, the Phillies were favored at -176 on the money line.

Spencer Turnbull started for the Phillies, going just 5 1/3 innings while giving up one run and striking out six. Jose Alvarado got the win out of the bullpen, and Jeff Hoffman got the save. Tyler Anderson had a good outing for the Angels, giving up three earned runs in six innings of work.

Nick Castellanos and Kyle Schwarber each homered for the Phillies, while Luis Rengifo went deep for the Angels. Rengifo had a three-hit game and drove in three runs.

Philadelphia is on the road today, taking on the Angels, and they are 20-11 overall this season. The Phillies are 0.5 games behind the Braves for the NL East lead, and they are 3-3 in the division. The Phillies dropped the first game of this series vs. the Angels but bounced back to win the most recent game.

As the favorite, the Phillies have gone 16-8 this year and 4-3 as the underdog. So far, they have been good both at home (10-6) and on the road (10-5). Philadelphia’s overall series record is 5-2-2 this year.

When betting the run line, the Phillies have been a solid play on the road, going 9-6 in those games. They have an average run margin of 1.4 runs per game away from home, which is better than their overall average run margin of 0.8 runs per game. They have been a better run line play in games they have won, with an average run margin of 3.6 runs per game in those contests.

The Philadelphia Phillies have been on a bit of an over streak, with their last three games all going over the total. Their games have been averaging 8.6 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 14-16 on the year. When the over/under line is set at 7.5, they are 2-6 on the season.

Zack Wheeler Gets The Start For The Phillies

Right-hander Zack Wheeler gets the start for the Phillies today as he faces the Angels on the road. Wheeler has made six starts this year and has a record of 2-3. His ERA is an impressive 1.93, along with a WHIP of .88. Wheeler has turned in five quality starts this year and is coming off a game in which he didn’t allow a run. In that outing against the Reds, he went six innings, picking up the win. Wheeler’s strikeout numbers have been solid, as he is averaging 11.09 per nine innings. For the year, he has 46 strikeouts compared to 13 walks.

Phillies Offense Breakdown

Philadelphia’s offense has been one of the league’s best so far, as they are 2nd in home runs and 5th in batting average. They are also among the league leaders in on-base percentage, slugging, and OPS. The Phillies have two hitters in the top 10 in home runs, as Kyle Schwarber is 3rd in the league and Alec Bohm’s four homers are 7th best in the league. Bohm has also been red hot of late, going 23/43 (.535) in his last 10 games.

Bohm’s recent hot streak has helped him move into the top spot in RBIs for the Phillies, as his 30 RBIs are also 2nd in the league. Bohm’s 30 RBIs are just ahead of Bryce Harper, who has 18 RBIs to go along with six homers. Harper is batting just .230 this season. Trea Turner and Bohm are also on long hitting streaks, as Turner has hit safely in seven straight games, and Bohm’s streak is at 14 games.

Los Angeles is 11-19 overall this season, and they trail the Mariners by six games in the AL West. The Angels will be looking to pick up a win at home today, where they are just 4-10 this year. On the road, the Angels have gone 7-9. So far, they have not played any games against other AL West teams.

The Angels dropped the final game of their series vs. the Twins and have lost the first game of this series vs. the Phillies. This year, the Angels are just 1-3 as the favorite, and they are 10-16 as the underdog. Los Angeles’ overall series record is 1-7-1, and they have dropped three straight series.

When the Angels win, they win big, with an average run margin of 3.5 runs per game. But when they lose, they lose big, with an average run margin of -4.0 runs per game. Their overall run line record is 14-16, but they are 10-6 against the run line on the road, where they have a scoring margin of -0.5 runs per game. At home, they are just 4-10 against the run line, with a scoring margin of -2.1 runs per game. As the favorite, they are 0-4 against the run line, but as the underdog, they are 14-12.

The Angels and Phillies have been involved in some high-scoring games this season. Their combined run average is 9.9 runs per game, and the over/under record for their games is 17-12. The over/under line for today’s game is set at 7.5 runs, and the average over/under line for Angels games this season is 9 runs. The over has hit in four straight Angels games, and the over has hit in 96.7% of their games this season.

Patrick Sandoval Gets The Start For The Angels

Left-hander Patrick Sandoval gets the start for the Angels today as he faces the Phillies at home. Sandoval has made six starts this year and has a record of 1-4 with a 6.33 ERA. Looking at his overall numbers, Sandoval has a WHIP of 1.78 and opponents are batting .288 this year. In his last outing, Sandoval took the loss, giving up three earned runs in 5 2/3 innings of work. Before that, he had given up at least three earned runs in three straight outings. Sandoval’s ERA at home is 5.08 compared to 9.23 on the road.

Angels Offense Breakdown

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So far this season, the Angels offense is averaging 4.3 runs per game, which is 18th in the league. They are also 7th in the league in home runs and have the 11th best team batting average in the league. Mike Trout is leading the team with 10 home runs, but he is batting just .220 for the season. Taylor Ward has been a bright spot for the Angels, as he is batting .273 and has 23 RBIs, which is 6th in the league.

Over his last eight games, Jo Adell is batting .357 with three homers and seven RBIs. During this stretch, he has scored five runs. Adell is also on a four-game hitting streak. Anthony Rendon and Luis Rengifo are also on hitting streaks for the Angels.

Phillies vs Angels Prediction

With the Angels at +154 on the money line, we see this as a great value pick, with our predicted final score being 5-4 in favor of the Angels. If you’re looking for a parlay, you could also look to the over/under, where the line is sitting at 7.5 runs. We would take the over, as we see this one finishing with a combined nine runs.

Looking at the starting pitchers, our projections have Patrick Sandoval finishing with seven strikeouts compared to Zack Wheeler with six. Sandoval is also projected to give up fewer hits and runs than Wheeler, and with the Angels’ offense projected to score five runs, we would look to stack some Angels hitters in daily fantasy.

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