Los Angeles Angels at Arizona Diamondbacks Matchup 08/21/18

The Los Angeles Angels are heading east to face the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. This interleague matchup will begin at 9:40 p.m. ET and fans can tune in to Fox Sports Arizona to catch the action.

Los Angeles Angels at Arizona Diamondbacks Odds

Vegas is listing Los Angeles (+165) as the underdog to Arizona (-175). Bettors are able to gamble on the game’s total with odds posted at even money (+100) for over 8.5 runs and -120 for under 8.5. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the current odds standing at Angels +1.5 runs (-135) and Diamondbacks -1.5 runs (+115).

The Angels have gone 63-63 SU this year and are 58-68 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 8.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 18.4 units ATS. The Diamondbacks, on the other hand, are 69-56 SU and 63-62 ATS. The team has gained 4.3 units for moneyline bettors and 5.8 units ATS.

Arizona games have a 58-61-6 over/under record in 2018. The Angels have been a decent under bet with a total record of 55-62-9.

Right-hander Felix Pena is getting the nod for the visiting Angels. Pena is 1-3 with a 4.35 ERA and 47 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with six strikeouts and a 2.25 ERA against Arizona this year.

The Diamondbacks will put the ball in the left hand of Patrick Corbin (10-4, 3.12 ERA), who has 190 strikeouts and 37 walks this season as well as a 1.02 WHIP. Corbin hasn’t faced the Angels yet this year and did not record a start against them in 2017.

Los Angeles’ pitching staff allowed 4.3 runs per game and its starters own a 4.27 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 8.79 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.71, along with a WHIP of 1.30.

The Angels offense has slashed .249/.322/.423 on its way to 4.6 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.0 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 5.2 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

Los Angeles’ hitters have been led by shortstop Andrelton Simmons and left fielder Justin Upton. Simmons is slashing .297/.347/.421 with eight home runs, 56 RBIs and 57 runs scored, while Upton is hitting .267 with 26 homers, 74 RBIs and 69 runs scored.

For the home team, Arizona’s pitchers have yielded 3.9 runs per game overall in 2018. The team’s starters have a 3.90 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 9.3 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a solid ERA of just 3.10, a WHIP of 1.19 and a K/9 of 7.9.

The Arizona hitters have produced 4.5 runs per contest, including 5.1 per game over its last 10 games and 6.0 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .294/.380/.494 over its last five matchups and is 4-1 SU during that span.

First baseman Paul Goldschmidt and left fielder David Peralta have led the Diamondbacks’ offense this year. Goldschmidt is slashing .293/.399/.546 with 28 home runs, 71 RBIs and 78 runs scored, and Peralta’s line is .300/.359/.532 with 23 homers, 65 RBIs and 61 runs.

The Angels have lost 9.2 units and are 14-23 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has hit in 14 of those games, compared to 19 that’ve gone under against left-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Diamondbacks have netted 4.3 units and are 43-38 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has cashed in 37 of those games, compared to 41 that went under.

Los Angeles Angels at Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Diamondbacks, ATS Winner – Angels, O/U – UNDER

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Notes

Betting Trends

The over has hit in four of Los Angeles’ last seven contests.

The Diamondbacks have won four of their last five games SU.

Los Angeles has posted 23.4 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 25.2 over its last five.

The Angels have hit 12 home runs in their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks have hit 15 over their last 10.

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