Going into game three of this interleague showdown, the Braves (68-37, 36-20 home) are giving the start to Yonny Chirinos. On the other side, the Angels (56-52, 27-29 away) are rolling with Lucas Giolito. Don’t miss my prediction for today’s Los Angeles Angels versus Atlanta Braves game in Atlanta.
LOS ANGELES ANGELS VS ATLANTA BRAVES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Atlanta Braves -154
This game will be played at Truist Park at 12:20 ET on Wednesday, August 2nd.
WHY BET THE ATLANTA BRAVES:
- In their previous ten games, the Braves have a record of 6-4.
- The Braves are 4-1 straight-up in their five most recent games as the favorite.
- In Lucas Giolito’s 22 starts, the Angels have a record of just 7-17.
LOS ANGELES ANGELS TRYING TO CLOSE GAP IN AL WEST
Currently, the Angels are 3rd in the AL West on an overall record of 56-52. Their season-long runline record is 52-56, which includes going 29-27 vs. the runline on the road. For the season, Los Angeles has won less than half of their series away from home (7-9). The Angels’ over/under record this season comes in at 52-53.
Lucas Giolito has made 22 appearances this season, recording a .427 slugging percentage allowed and a 1.23 WHIP. His overall record stands at 6-7 with an ERA of 3.85, while his 136 strikeouts equate to 9.69 K/9 innings. Giolito’s splits show he is 3-5 on the road and 3-2 at home, with an ERA of 6.02 away from home and 2.52 when pitching in front of his own fans.
The Los Angeles Angels were unable to come away with a victory in Lucas Giolito’s last start, falling to the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1. Giolito went 5 1/3 innings, giving up three earned runs on six hits.
So far this season, the Angels’ has gone deep 166 times, placing them 3rd in the league. Over Los Angeles’ previous five games, they are 18th in runs scored, with their season average of 4.9 runs per game putting them 7th in the league. The Angels’ overall team batting average stands at .256 along with an OBP of .333.
The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani leads the team in hits, boasting a .304 batting average. His slugging percentage stands at .676 and his on-base percentage is .406 heading into this matchup.
WILL THE ATLANTA BRAVES TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
The Braves enter today’s action with an overall record of 68-37, putting them in first place in the NL East. So far, they have put together a 36-20 record at home and 32-17. Atlanta’s overall series record stands at 24-8-2.
Yonny Chirinos brings a 4-4 record and 4.34 ERA into the game. He has been more successful on the road, where he has posted a 3-2 record and 2.71 ERA in nine appearances. At home, his numbers are not as impressive, with a 1-2 record and 5.73 ERA. His season-long WHIP is 1.28, with opposing teams slugging .446 against him and batting .248 on average.
Yonny Chirinos was unable to secure the win against the Brewers, surrendering four runs and six hits in his outing. Despite this, the Braves were able to prevail 10-7.
Having gone deep 19 times in their last ten games, the Braves are 1st in that span. At 5.6 runs per game, Atlanta is 2nd in the league. This figure has come on a team batting average of .269 while hitting a total of 203 home runs (1st).
The Atlanta Braves have seen Matt Olson lead the team in home runs over their last five games, with four. He has totaled 36 long balls this season, while maintaining a batting average of .261.