Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Angels odds, picks and best bets
The Arizona Diamondbacks (18-31) are in Anaheim and play the second game of a three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels (20-29) Wednesday. The first pitch is scheduled for 9:40 p.m. ET at Angel Stadium. Below, we analyze the Diamondbacks-Angels MLB betting odds and lines, with picks and best bets.
Series: Arizona leads 1-0.
Diamondbacks at Angels: Projected starting pitchers
LHPCaleb Smithvs. RHPDylan Bundy
Smith has started two games-first as a Miami Marlins pitcher and now the Diamondbacks-and is 0-0 with a 3.00 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 6 K and 7 BB in 6 IP.
- Last start: No-decision with 3 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 3 K and 1 BB in a 4-3 Diamondbacks win against the Seattle Mariners Sept. 11.
Bundy: 5-2 with a 2.48 ERA, 0.91 WHIP, 10.4 K/9 and 2.0 BB/9 in 58 IP over 9 starts.
- Last start: Win, 6-2, with 7 1/3 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 12 K and 1 BB at the Texas Rangers Sept. 10.
Diamondbacks at Angels: Key injuries
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- 2BKetel Marte(wrist) out
- RPTaylor Widener(ribs) out
- SS Franklin Barreto (shoulder) out
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Diamondbacks at Angels: Odds, lines, picks and betting tips
Angels 10, Diamondbacks 3
Money line (ML)
The Angels (-189) rallied from a 7-run deficit to tie yesterday's game with the Diamondbacks (+170) but ended up losing 9-8 thanks to a home run from OFDavid Peraltain the top of the eighth.
Bundy has reversed course on his career with the Angels and looks like an ace in LA. His ERA is two-plus runs lower in Los Angeles compared to his four-season Baltimore Orioles stint. Bundy's strikeout numbers are higher, his walks are down and he's giving up close to two fewer hits per nine innings.
The Angels are the clear play with Bundy on the mound but as a personal preference I'llPASS ON THE MONEY LINE due to the low odds .
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This is specifically a play on the Bundy versus Smith because there aren't a lot of run line trends to backANGELS -1.5 (+105). Projecting Smith's performance is tough because he hasn't pitched much due to a positive COVID-19 test and Arizona acquired him at the end of August.
Los Angeles grades better across most hitting metrics and is more talented. The Diamondbacks +1.5 (-129) are tied with the most home runs allowed and the Angels have hit the ninth-most home runs.
I " LIKE" ANGELS -1.5 (+105) to tee off on Arizona's pitching staff.
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Los Angeles has the highest Over percentage in MLB and the Over is 10-1 in the Angels' last 11 interleague home games.
I like Bundy to do his thing against a weak Diamondbacks lineup but the Angels hitting hasn't been consistent enough for me to love the OVER 9 (-110). I'd place a smaller wager on the total in Diamondbacks-Angels.
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