The Giants (61-51, 28-27 away) travel to take on the Angels (56-57, 29-27 home) in game one of this interleague matchup. Logan Webb is getting the start for the Giants while Patrick Sandoval is starting for the Angels. See who I like to pick up the win in today’s San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Angels showdown at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS VS LOS ANGELES ANGELS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Los Angeles Angels +102
This game will be played at Angel Stadium of Anaheim at 9:38 ET on Monday, August 7th.
WHY BET THE LOS ANGELES ANGELS:
- The Giants are just 2-8 in their last ten road games.
- In their ten most recent games as the favorite, the Giants have gone just 4-6 straight-up.
- Over his last five starts, Patrick Sandoval has an ERA of just 1.61.
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS TRYING TO CLOSE GAP IN NL WEST
Currently, the Giants are 2nd in the NL West on an overall record of 61-51. Their season-long runline record is 55-57, which includes going 27-28 vs. the runline on the road. For the season, San Francisco has won less than half of their series away from home (8-9). The Giants’ over/under record this season comes in at 47-62.
San Francisco’s Logan Webb has an overall record of 9-9 and an ERA of 3.45. On the road, Webb has a 7.40 ERA, while at home he has a 2.25 ERA. His season-long WHIP is 1.08 with opposing teams hitting .239 against him and slugging .378.
Logan Webb notched a victory and a quality start in his last outing, guiding the team to a 4-2 triumph over the Diamondbacks. He gave up two runs and four hits in seven innings of work.
In their five most recent games, the Giants have put together a batting average of only .203, placing them 27th compared to the rest of the league. At 4.4 runs per game, San Francisco is 16th in the MLB. This figure has come on a team batting average of .240 and OPS of .709 which has them 20th in baseball.
Wilmer Flores has been a major contributor to the San Francisco offense this season, boasting a .303 batting average and .535 slugging percentage. Over the Giants’ last ten games, Flores has been on fire, leading the team in hits with a .386 average.
WILL THE LOS ANGELES ANGELS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
Heading into today’s game, the Angels are 4th in the AL West on an overall record of 56-57. So far, they have played in 35 series, and are below .500 at 16-17-2. This season, the Angels are 29-27 at home and 27-30 on the road.
Patrick Sandoval has made 19 appearances this season, with a .349 slugging percentage allowed and a 1.41 WHIP. His record stands at 6-8, with an ERA of 4.11 and 84 strikeouts, averaging 7.34 K’s per nine innings. On the road, Sandoval has gone 4-4 with an ERA of 3.77; at home he is 2-4 with an ERA of 5.17.
Patrick Sandoval’s outing against the Braves ended in a loss for the Angels, as he gave up two runs on three hits over five innings.
So far this season, the Angels’ has gone deep 172 times, placing them 3rd in the league. Over Los Angeles’ previous five games, they are 19th 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 .254 along with an OBP of .330.
Shohei Ohtani has been a force to be reckoned with in the Angels’ lineup this season, and his performance over the last ten games is no exception. The two-way star leads the team with two home runs, bringing his season total to an impressive 40. Additionally, Ohtani boasts an overall batting average of .306.