The New York Mets and LA Angels headline Sunday Night Baseball in Anaheim this evening. This is the rubber match of a three-game series at Angel Stadium. It’s an opportunity for the Angels to win their first series since May 22 against the Oakland Athletics.
Relive all five homers from tonight's game 😇
— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) June 12, 2022
The Angels snapped a 14-game losing streak with a 5-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night. After returning to losing on Saturday, 7-3, the Angels responded with an 11-6 win last night.
The Mets scored some sympathy runs in the top of the 9th to make the score look better but it was all Angels. Michael Lorenzen had a strong performance, with 1 earned run allowed through 6.1 innings of work.
This was a complete win for the Angels. Besides the back of the bullpen having problems in the 9th, everything worked out perfectly for the Angels on Saturday night. They have to keep this momentum, though.
They were battling with the Astros for first in the AL West, but the losing skid gives the ‘Stros a clear advantage. Houston has an eight-game lead in the division with their Sunday afternoon matchup pending against the Marlins.
The Mets have a 5.5-game advantage over the Atlanta Braves in the NL East. Atlanta is currently leading the Pirates on Sunday afternoon. The Braves are heating up, and the Mets must keep their composure.
Taijuan Walker and Patrick Sandoval are expected to be on the hill to open this one at Angel Stadium. Head below for our free Mets vs. Angels pick on June 12, 2022.
New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Angels Live Betting Odds:
|NY Mets||+1.5 (-200)||+105||Over 9 (-110)|
|LA Angels||-1.5 (+170)||-125||Under 9 (-110)|
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|125% up to $2,500|
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|Team Data||NY Mets||LA Angels|
|Batting Average Away/Home||.256||.253|
|Runs Per 9||4.88||4.72|
|Team ERA Away/Home||4.52||3.54|
Mets vs. Angels Prediction:
The Mets bats have been hot this season, but didn’t get going until it was too late last night. They were able to take advantage of what had to be a tired Angels bullpen last night, but with an 11-2 deficit going into the final frame, that was only window dressing.
Taijuan Walker is getting the greenlight in primetime on Sunday Night Baseball. Walker is coming off a shaky performance against the San Diego Padres last week. He allowed 5 hits and 4 earned runs for his worst start since May 8.
Walker was playing with fire and yielding too many runners on base before getting touched up against the Padres. Allowing too many runners to reach the bases usually catches up to a pitcher.
He is going into this one with an ERA of 3.28 and a 1.26 WHIP through nine starts. Walker owns a 4.32 ERA and 1.44 WHIP in his previous three starts. He enters Angel Stadium with an ERA of 3.41 and a 1.17 WHIP on the road.
They are hitting .366 with a .442 OBP. This includes 4 home runs and 9 RBIs. Mike Trout, who is back in the lineup after a brief scare, has torched Walker with 3 home runs and 6 RBIs.
NY Mets vs. LA Angels Betting Trends:
- Record (Last 10): 5-5
- 4-1 overall in their previous five games on a Sunday
- 8-1 overall in their previous nine games versus a team with a losing record
- OVER is 4-0 in their previous four games versus the AL West
- OVER is 7-1 in their previous eight games veursus a team with a losing record
- OVER is 5-1-1 in their previous seven games on the road
- Record (Last 10): 5-5
- 5-1 overall in their previous six games versus the National League as a betting favorite
- 6-2 overall in their previous eight games on a Sunday
- OVER is 6-0-1 in their previous six games versus a right-handed starter
- OVER is 6-0-1 in their previous seven games versus the NL East
- OVER is 4-1 in their previous five games versus a team with a winning record
Patrick Sandoval is going into tonight with an ERA of 2.81 and a 1.31 WHIP. The lefty posted an ERA of 4.80 and a 1.40 WHIP in his previous three starts.
The Mets have bashed left-handed pitching recently, with a .288 batting average and 6.75 runs per 9 innings in their previous five games. A fun game with runs on the scoreboard should be the premise of Sunday Night Baseball tonight.
I’d look at playing the OVER in a game that should get into the double digits at Angel Stadium.