Chase Silseth gets the start for the Angels (62-67, 30-34 away) against Carlos Carrasco and the Mets (59-70, 31-29 home). Today will be game two of their series, with the Angels leading 1-0. Check out who I like to see who comes out on top in today’s Los Angeles Angels vs. New York Mets matchup.
LOS ANGELES ANGELS VS NEW YORK METS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Los Angeles Angels -124
This game will be played at Citi Field at 7:10 ET on Saturday, August 26th.
WHY BET THE LOS ANGELES ANGELS:
- The Mets have been struggling of late, having lost each of their last three straight games.
- As the favorite on the road, the Angels’ win streak currently stands at two games.
- The Angels have gone 1-2 in Carlos Carrasco’s last three starts.
CAN THE LOS ANGELES ANGELS PULL OUT A WIN AS ROAD FAVORITES?
On an overall record of 62-67, the Angels are 4th in the AL West. On the road, Los Angeles has put together a record of 30-34 while going 32-33 at home. Against teams with below .500 records, the club has gone 30-30. Overall, the Angels have played in 42 series, going 17-22-3.
The Los Angeles Angels will turn to starter Chase Silseth, who has an impressive 4-1 record this season. In 14 appearances, he has posted a 4.00 ERA with an impressive 10 K/9 figure. His FIP is 5.11 and opponents have only managed to get on base at a .294 clip against him.
Chase Silseth was not credited with the win in his last outing against the Rays, as he gave up five runs and five hits. Despite this, the Angels were able to come away with a 7-6 victory.
In their five most recent games, the Angels have put together a batting average of only .214, placing them 25th compared to the rest of the league. At 4.7 runs per game, Los Angeles is 9th in the MLB. This figure has come on a team batting average of .249 and OPS of .757 which has them 7th in baseball.
Shohei Ohtani has been a major contributor to the Angels’ offensive output this season, as evidenced by his 3 home runs over the last 10 games and a season-long total of 44. His batting average of .305 further highlights his impressive performance at the plate.
WILL THE NEW YORK METS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
The Mets take on the Angels with the hopes of snapping their three game losing streak. This recent skid has their record sitting at 59-70, putting them 5th in the NL East. When looking at their overall series numbers, they have gone 15-22-5. At home, they are 31-29 and 28-41.
Carlos Carrasco has made 19 appearances this season, with a .485 slugging percentage allowed and a 1.65 WHIP. His overall record stands at 3-7, with an ERA of 6.42 and 65 strikeouts, averaging 6.62 K’s per nine innings. On the road, Carrasco is 2-5 with an ERA of 6.68; at home he is 1-2 with an ERA of 9.01.
The Mets were unable to come away with the win when Carlos Carrasco took the mound, as they were defeated by St. Louis 7-3. The right-hander went four innings, giving up three earned runs on nine hits in the outing.
Having gone deep 6 times in their last five games, the Mets are 6th in that span. At 4.4 runs per game, New York is 16th in the league. This figure has come on a team batting average of .237 while hitting a total of 166 home runs (9th).
Over the Mets’ past five contests, Francisco Lindor has paced the team with two home runs. He has blasted 24 round-trippers this season and is hitting .255.