Game three of this interleague series sees the Mets (59-71, 31-30 home) and Angels (63-67, 31-34 away) facing off at Citi Field. The starting pitcher for the Mets will be David Peterson, while the Angels are turning to Griffin Canning. Find out who I like to win in this New York Mets and Los Angeles Angels showdown.
LOS ANGELES ANGELS VS NEW YORK METS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Los Angeles Angels +100
This game will be played at Citi Field at 12:05 ET on Sunday, August 27th.
WHY BET THE LOS ANGELES ANGELS:
- Coming into the game, the Mets have gone just 4-6 in their last ten home games.
- The Mets have been struggling of late, having lost each of their last four straight games.
- In Griffin Canning’s two most recent starts, the Angels are 2-0.
LOS ANGELES ANGELS ON A RUNLINE WIN STREAK
The Angels’ record of 63-67 has them ranked 4th in the AL West. So far, they have a below .500 series record of 17-22-3. This season, they have gone 32-33 at home and 31-34 on the road.
Griffin Canning has been a reliable starter for the Angels this season, boasting an overall record of 7-4 in 18 appearances. His ERA stands at 4.62, while his K/9 rate is 9.92. Additionally, Canning’s FIP is 4.63 and his OBP is .302.
The Angels were victorious when Griffin Canning last took the mound, defeating the Rays 7-6. The right-hander pitched 3 1/3 innings, surrendering two hits and one earned run while earning his sixth win of the season.
This season, the Angels are 13th in the league at 4.7 runs per game. Over their last ten games, they have a combined batting average of .230 (20th) leading to 4 runs per contest. Overall, they are generating 3.3 walks per game compared to 9 strikeouts. Los Angeles’ on-base percentage of .323 has them 9th in the MLB.
The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani leads the team in hits, boasting a .307 batting average. His slugging percentage stands at .672 and on-base percentage is .412 entering this game.
WILL THE NEW YORK METS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
With an overall record of 59-71, the Mets are 5th in the NL East. When playing at home, they are 31-30 and 28-41. So far, New York has a record of 28-28 against below .500 teams and have played in 42 series, going 15-22-5.
Starter David Peterson has had a challenging season thus far with the Mets, boasting a 3-7 record in 21 appearances. His ERA is 5.59, K/9 figure is 9.66, FIP is 4.93 and OBP is .365.
David Peterson recently faced the Braves, surrendering four runs and seven hits over 4 2/3 frames. Although he did not earn a decision, the Mets emerged victorious 10-4.
The Mets have been one of the top power lineups in the league of late, having hit 6 home runs over their last five games. Compared to other clubs, this is 6th best in that span. For the season, they are ranked 10th in home runs and 17th in slugging percentage. Overall, New York is averaging 4.4 runs per game (19th).
The Mets’ Jeff McNeil leads the team in hits, boasting a .266 batting average. His slugging percentage stands at .354 and on-base percentage at .335 entering the game.