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Baltimore Orioles vs. Los Angeles Angels

March 28, 2024



Opening Day of the 2024 MLB season will start on Thursday afternoon with one of the early games featuring two teams projected to end the season at opposite ends of the spectrum when the Los Angeles Angels travel to Baltimore, Maryland, to face the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards with the game scheduled to start at 3:05 PM ET and will air on Bally Sports West.

Los Angeles Angels Team Preview

The Los Angeles Angels haven’t made it to the MLB Playoffs since the 2014 season, in which they won the AL West and never made it to the postseason with Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani on the roster. 

That streak is likely to continue this season in the post-Ohtani era as they are projected to be the 2nd worst team in the division, projected to finish better than the Oakland A’s and have an over/under win total of 72.5 wins, which also means they are projected to finish below .500 for the 9th consecutive year. The season won’t start easy for the Angels as the first series will be against a playoff team from last year, the Baltimore Orioles, whom Los Angeles went 2-5 against the previous season and were outscored by an average of 4.14 to 5.86 runs per game. 

The Los Angeles Angels will look to end their three-game losing streak against the Orioles and start the 2024 MLB season with a win when they travel to Baltimore to face the Orioles on Opening Day.

Baltimore Orioles Team Preview

The Baltimore Orioles were a playoff team last season after winning the AL East with an overall record of 101-61. They bolstered their pitching staff in the off-season by adding Corbin Burnes, one of the top pitchers in baseball. Burnes finished last season with a record of 10-8 and an ERA of 3.39 and recorded 200 strikeouts in his last season with the Milwaukee Brewers. 

This season, Baltimore is projected to be one of the top teams in the American League and enters the year with an over/under win total of 90.5 wins and is projected to contend for the AL East Division title again as they have the 2nd best odds of winning the division, only behind the New York Yankees, at +168. Corbin Burnes will be the Opening Day starter for the Orioles against the Angels and had a win against Los Angeles last season with Milwaukee. Baltimore dominated the series last season against the Los Angeles Angels, winning five of the seven meetings and winning by an average margin of 1.72 runs per game in those contests. 

The Orioles will look to make it four wins in a row against the Los Angeles Angels when they host the Angels on Opening Day of the 2024 MLB season on Thursday afternoon.

Odds and Series Trends

JustBet has the Baltimore Orioles listed as -185 moneyline favorites at home against the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday afternoon. Baltimore won five of the seven meetings against Los Angeles last season and won by an average margin of 1.72 runs per game. However, the Orioles split the series at home against the Angels 2-2 but averaged one more run than the Angels in those contests.

Game Pick

Baltimore dominated the series last season and is projected to be one of the best teams in the American League this season after adding a key piece to its pitching staff: Corbin Burnes, who will be the Orioles' Opening Day starter on Thursday afternoon. I look for Baltimore to get off to a hot start with a win, which is why I am taking the moneyline for the Baltimore Orioles when they host the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday afternoon.

Spooky Express Pick: Baltimore Orioles Moneyline (-185)