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MLB Betting Preview: Los Angeles Angels vs. New York Mets
August 27, 2023
The Los Angeles Angels and New York Mets will finish out their three-game series soon in New York, offering a plethora of betting opportunities. Both teams are evenly matched, making this an appealing battle.
Date: Game 3 on August 27, 2023 at 12:05 PM ET
Location: Citi Field in Queens, New York
Los Angeles Angels Betting Preview
The Angels did not look appealing in their most recent series against the Cincinnati Reds where they lost three straight. They were able to get back on track in their game one victory against the Mets, but they must continue their positive trend. Griffin Canning (7-4) is on the mound in game three, with an ERA of 4.61.
They have maintained a batting average of .249, creating valuable scoring chances. However they tend to concede an average of .250 to their opponents, leaving little margin for error.
In terms of pitching, their ERA stands at 4.63 per game. They have a slightly higher on-base percentage (OBP) compared to the Mets, registering at .323. Their slugging percentage is commendable at .434, especially for a team with a less-than-ideal win-loss record.
As for their position in the AL West, the Angels find themselves trailing by 11 games. While their playoff aspirations are not out of reach, they must initiate a turnaround to make postseason dreams a reality.
New York Mets Betting Preview
The Mets have gone through similar issues as the Angels. They were able to steal a win on the road against the Atlanta Braves recently, but that momentum has not carried over here. David Peterson (3-7) is their starting pitcher and has an ERA of 5.59.
When they are at the plate, their batting prowess is not their strongest suit, boasting a batting average of .237. In contrast, they are allowing opposing teams to hit at a better rate of .251, a statistic that could potentially sway the game's outcome.
Comparatively, their ERA stands up well when matched against the Angels at 4.49, and the same goes for their OBP at .317. However, their slugging percentage lags behind, residing at a modest .402.
The Mets are way beyond playoff hopes, as they are about 25 games back from the leading Braves. They still have a good shot to win this game, assuming they can do a good job on the mound.
Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick
MyBookie's latest odds reveal that the New York Mets are slight favorites to win this battle. According to market analysis, the Mets have a 53.3 percent chance to come away with a victory in game three.
Los Angeles Angels: +110
New York Mets: -130
The Angels have a better opportunity to win on the road with stronger pitching and offensive play. Look for them to close out the series on a high note.
Final Pick: Take the Los Angeles Angels to Win at +110
Written By: David White
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