The Los Angeles Angels and Baltimore Orioles have the third of four games scheduled at Camden Yards on Saturday evening.
MIKE TROUT HITS A 3-RUN HOMER ‼️
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 9, 2022
Trey Mancini ended the game with a runner on 3rd and 2 outs. He sent the ball deep into left field to complete the comeback after overcoming an early 3-run bomb from Mike Trout.
✨ Orioles Magic ✨ pic.twitter.com/bYXlqJyTLc
— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) July 9, 2022
They’re three games away from .500 at 41-44 and have won six straight games going into tonight. This is one of the best streaks that we’ve seen from the Orioles in a while.
The confidence that is coming out of the Orioles’ clubhouse is the biggest positive. During their dark years recently, their body language of the Orioles was in the toilet. That’s all changing as they exit the rebuilding phase.
They’re in similar positions coming out of a rebuild and playing quality baseball. Conversely, the Angels are predictably their underachieving selves again. Somehow they have two players that could both be MVPs and can’t win games consistently.
The Angels are 38-47 after competing with the Astros at the top of the division through the first month. Going into Saturday, the Angels trail the Astros by 18 games.
Baltimore will send Drean Kremer to the bump for his seventh start in 2022. He struggled in his season year in the majors last season, but has gotten his stuff in order. Veteran Pablo Sandoval is expected to counter for the Angels.
Head below for our free Angels vs. Orioles prediction on July 9, 2022.
Los Angeles Angels vs. Baltimore Orioles Live Betting Odds:
|LA Angels||-1.5 (+140)||-120||Over 8.5 (-105)|
|Baltimore Orioles||+1.5 (-165)||+100||Under 8.5 (-115)|
|Team Data||LA Angels||Baltimore Orioles|
|Batting Average Away/Home||.209||.230|
|Runs Per 9||4.09||4.14|
|Team ERA Away/Home||4.18||3.35|
Angels vs. Orioles Prediction:
The Angels have lost six of their previous seven outings, with their body language suggesting they’d rather be on vacation.
This is on top of that dreadful 14-game losing skid. Pablo Sandoval will look to point the Angels in the right direction.
He’s doing what’s asked of him and doing it well. Sandoval is going into Camden Yards with an ERA of 3.09 and a 1.41 in 70 innings. Despite getting into trouble in his last start at Minute Maid Park, Sandoval has been a reliable fixture in the Angels’ rotation.
In 11 of 12 starts, he allowed 3 or fewer earned runs before getting rocked in Texas against the Astros. There is a reason to be confident in Sandoval bouncing back after getting roughed up in his most recent attempt.
The O’s are hitting .219 with 1 RBI allowed in 17 at-bats against Sandoval. No one on the Baltimore roster has taken Sandoval deep in his career.
Los Angeles Angels vs. Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends:
- Record (Last 10): 3-7
- 1-12 overall in their previous 13 games versus the AL East
- 5-17 overall in thier previous 22 games on the road
- UNDER is 6-1 in their previous seven games versus the AL East
- UNDER is 12-3-1 in their previous 16 games versus a team with a losing record
- UNDER is 7-0 in their previous seven third game of a series
- Record (Last 10): 6-4
- 5-0 overall in their previous five games at home
- 4-0 overall in their previous four games versus a team with a losing record
- UNDER is 13-4 in their previous 17 games
- UNDER is 9-4 in their previous 13 games versus a team with a losing record
- UNDER is 14-5-1 in their previous 20 games versus the Angels at home
The Orioles are making progress, but they have room for improvement at the plate. They’re 27th in the majors, with a batting average of .231. The O’s have scored 4.20 runs per 9 innings for 22nd.
He’s posted an ERA of 2.48, and a 1.29 WHIP in six starts this season. Kremer was expected to be a strong option in the O’s rotation, but he couldn’t find his stroke last year.
Kremer allowed 8 hits and 5 earned runs against the Rangers five days ago. He went three straight games without allowing a run and five straight with 1 or none, so that was a divergence. The O’s have the most underrated bullpen in the majors, with a 3.24 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in the top-5.
The Angels’ offense has been the biggest underachiever in the major leagues. With Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani, the Angels are 25th with 4.1 runs per 9 innings and a .233 batting average for 25th. In their last five games, the Angels are hitting .153 and .176 in their previous ten outings.
The total is where I’m looking at Camden Yards this afternoon. A low-scoring final, with a play on the UNDER at 8.5 runs looks like the best bet.