The MLB is set up with another great slate of action throughout Thursday night. Thirteen games are up on the board throughout July 7. One of these games will be between the Los Angeles Angels and Baltimore Orioles. These two teams have struggled on the season, but will look for a big win in this one. This game will start at around 7:05 PM Eastern time.
Los Angeles has earned a record of 38-45 throughout this season, which has them sitting in fourth place of the AL West. The Angels are seven games back on the wild card spot in this one. Los Angeles is coming off a win in their last game, but have gone 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Angels will look to build on that win in this matchup.
The Orioles have put up a record of 39-44 so far on the season, which has them in last place of the AL East. Baltimore has won four games in a row, but are 5-5 in their last 10 matchups. The Orioles are six games back on a wild card spot entering this game. Baltimore will look to step up early at home as they look for another win on Thursday.
These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. The Angels have struggled a bit more as of late, but will look to get back on track. Baltimore has won four games in a row and will look to remain hot. If either team can grab an early lead in this one, it could be enough for the win.
The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:
|Los Angeles Angels||+1 ½ (-200)||-105||Over 8 ½ (-120)|
|Baltimore Orioles||-1 ½ (+170)||-115||Under 8 ½ (+100)|
|Team Data||Los Angeles Angels||Baltimore Orioles|
|Away/ Home Record||17-22||21-17|
|Batting Average Away/ Home||.211||.232|
|ERA Away/ Home||4.15||3.41|
Los Angeles Angels
- 1-4 in July games
- 4-5 when playing on a Thursday
- 26-34 in night games
- 26-33 against right handers
- 19-18 after a win
- 31-23 against team with a losing record
- 4-2 in July
- 5-4 when playing on Thursday
- 23-28 in night games
- 24-30 against right handed starters
- 17-22 after a win
- 2-1 after three or more straight wins
- 21-19 against team with a losing record
These two teams have met up three times on the season in Los Angeles. Robinson Chirinos had three RBI’s in the first game as the Orioles earned a 5-3 win. Ryan Mountcastle had three RBI’s in the second meeting as Baltimore won 5-4. Jo Adell had a grand slam in the final matchup as the Angels won 7-6.
— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) July 7, 2022
The Angels have struggled a bit hitting the ball on the season. Los Angeles has a .232 batting average, which is 25th in the league. The Angels have earned an OBP of .302, which is 24th in the MLB. Los Angeles has posted a .694 OPS, which is 17th in the league. The Angels have a BA of .232 against righties this season.
Baltimore has struggled even more at the plate this season. The Orioles have a batting average of .230, which is 27th in the MLB. Baltimore has put up a .298 on base percentage, which is 26th in the league. The Orioles have earned an OPS of .681, which is 25th in the MLB. Baltimore has hit .229 against right handers.
Neither team has been great at bat this season, but Los Angeles has a slight edge entering this one. The Angels have been in a bit of a hitting slump as of late and will look to get out of it early. The Orioles will look to remain solid hitting the ball in this one. If either team can hit the ball well early, it could be enough for the win.
I expect Chase Silseth to get the start at pitcher for Los Angeles in this one. Silseth has started in 5 games this season, going 1-2 in those matchups. He has posted a 5.23 ERA and a WHIP of 1.403 in those games. Silseth’s last start was against the Chicago White Sox. He gave up five hits and three runs through four and a third innings in the no decision.
Jordan Lyles will likely get the nod on the mound for the Orioles on Thursday night. Lyles has earned a record of 4-7 throughout his 16 starts this season. He has put up an ERA of 4.70 and a 1.413 WHIP in those outings. Lyles pitched six and a third innings in his last start against the Minnesota Twins. He gave up four hits and one run in the no decision.
These two pitchers have been solid throughout the season and will look to get going early in this one. Baltimore has the edge in the bullpen entering this game. The Orioles relievers have a combined ERA of 3.29, which is 5th in the league. The Angels bullpen has a 4.04 ERA, which is 18th in the MLB. Both teams will look for a win in this one.
These two teams will look for a big win as they meet up on Thursday night. The Angels have struggled a bit on the season, but will look to knock off a hot Baltimore team. Los Angeles has been the better hitting team this season, while the Orioles have a slight edge on the mound. If the Angels can come out quickly, I think they can win this one.
Bovada has Baltimore listed as a -115 against the money line in this one. This implies that the Orioles will win this game around 53.5 percent of the time. I think that this line should be closer to even with both teams struggling. Los Angeles has a strong team and I think they will come out fast. As slight underdogs, I like the value on the Angels.