Jered Weaver (9-11, 5.31 ERA) and Tim Adleman (2-1, 3.68 ERA) are on the hill in the second of a three-game series between the Los Angeles Angels (57-74) and the Cincinnati Reds (55-75) at Angel Stadium. The Angels won the last game 9-2, and Los Angeles leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 10:05 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Aug. 30 and can be seen on FSOH and FSW.

Weaver pitched 5.2 innings in his last outing, surrendering two, striking out four and walking three in a 6-3 win over the Blue Jays. Mike Trout (.316, 100 Rs, 25 HRs, 84 RBIs, 21 SBs) had another good game yesterday, going 3 for 4 with two runs, one home run, and two RBIs. Adleman went 5.0 innings, surrendering five runs (one unearned) and striking out one in a 6-5 defeat to the Rangers in his most recent start. Adam Duvall (.248, 72 Rs, 29 HRs, 83 RBIs, 4 SBs) has been successful at the plate, going 2 for 4 yesterday.

Los Angeles is a -135 favorite against Cincinnati and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at nine runs. The Angels have an overall money line of -1,537 and a record as the favorite of 26-24. Against the NL, they have a 3-3 record when they are the favorite and 6-11 SU. Los Angeles strikes out the least of any team in the AL, with only 6.0 per game. Los Angeles's pitching staff has been doing better against opposing offenses during the last 10 games, only allowing an average of 3.4 runs per game, well under their season average of 4.7.

In the other locker room, Cincinnati is coming in with an overall money line of -489 and a disappointing record of 36-68 as the underdog. Cincinnati has put in a lackluster performance against American League opponents, coming in with a subpar record SU ({}) and as the underdog (3-12). Offensively, the Reds have really picked up the pace in the last 10 games. They have exceeded their season average of 4.5 runs per game by averaging 6.0 during that stretch. The Reds are an excellent base stealing team with 113 stolen bases, ranking second in the MLB.

The Angels have the edge in the season series, 1-0. The Angels have a 39-57 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Adleman takes the mound. Weaver (RHP) will be on the hill against the Reds, who have a 45-55 record against right-handed starting pitchers.

Predictions: SU Winner - LAA, O/U - Over


Los Angeles has won 42% (24-33) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Cincinnati has won 46% (30-35) of its games when taking a late lead.

The Reds are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Angels have a 17-37 record when opponents give up two walks or less.

When they are outhit, the Angels are 7-58. The Reds have a 9-58 record when opponents outhit them.

Both falling near the bottom of the league based on total home runs this season, Los Angeles ranks 25th with 129 homers and Cincinnati is 21st with 142.

Los Angeles and Cincinnati both rank in the top 10 of the league in hits. Los Angeles sits at eighth with 8.86 hits per game and Cincinnati ranks 10th with 8.43.

Ranking 24th, Cincinnati is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.721). Los Angeles ranks in the bottom half at 16th with an OPS of .737.

The Reds are 37-63 when they allow at least one home run. The Angels perform similarly when they allow one or more homers with a 31-60 record.