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Cincinnati Reds vs. Los Angeles Angels

April 21, 2024

The Los Angeles Angels (9-12) aim to avoid the series sweep in game three against the Cincinnati Reds (11-9) on Sunday, April 21 at 1:40 PM ET at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Reds come in with a moneyline at -130.

Los Angeles Angels Betting Preview

The Angels have lost three straight and are 1-4 in their last five games. Their latest defeat was a 7-5 outing in game two of this series, which also marked their second consecutive loss in allowing seven runs.

Jose Soriano (0-2) looks to grab his first win any day now. He will take the mound with an ERA at 4.80 and a WHIP at 1.27, which could make this an interesting game if he has issues slowing down the Reds.

Mike Trout is having a solid start to the season, as he leads them with eight home runs. Logan O’Hoppe leads with a batting average at .290, which should bell push along their offense.

Their betting average as a team stands at .239 and they are keeping their opponents to .231. Getting on base (.305) and their slugging percentage (.374) is slightly lower than the Reds, which could cause some issues late in the game.

Cincinnati Reds Betting Preview

The Reds have gone 2-3 in their last five matchups, but have won their last two games of this series to allow them positive momentum in game three. Their offense has thrived so far, as they have scored seven runs each game.

Frankie Montas (2-2) will get the start, who has an ERA of 4.34 and a WHIP at 1.45. If he can sustain consistent pitching, he has a great chance to keep this a low scoring output for the Angels.

Offensively, they are led by Spencer Steer who has a batting average at .324 and 18 RBIs. He has also impressed with an on base percentage at .435 and a slugging percentage at .563. Getting a good start at the plate will be huge for their chances of winning.

They will need to find ways to be aggressive at the plate, as they have a batting average at .227. On defense, they are keeping teams around .233, which is a slightly negative ratio. Thankfully, their ERA as a whole at 4.12 is slightly better than the Angels’ 4.61.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie has the Cincinnati Reds as slight favorites to complete the sweep in this battle. According to market analysis, the Reds have a 59.0 percent likelihood of making it happen.

This matchup is arguably a toss up when looking at the stats and starting pitching. However, the Reds have been excellent offensively in the first two games and have great momentum.

Final Pick: Cincinnati Reds -130