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MLB Betting Preview: Los Angeles Angels vs. San Francisco Giants
August 8, 2023
The San Francisco Giants enter this game having won three of their last five games and are coming off an 8-3 win on the road against the Los Angeles Angels in game one of the series on Monday which also ended their two-game losing streak.
Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Angels enter this game on a seven-game losing streak which includes Monday’s 3-8 loss at home in game one of the series against the San Francisco Giants.
BookMaker has the San Francisco Giants listed as -160 money line favorites on the road against the Los Angeles Angels and has set the total for the over/under plays at 8 runs. Will the Angels end their seven-game losing streak or will the Giants get the win on the road? Let’s take a closer look at how these teams are faring this season.
San Francisco Giants Team Preview
The San Francisco Giants enter this game with an overall record of 62-51 which puts them in 2
place in the NL West and are coming off an 8-3 win in game one of the series against the Los Angeles Angels.
Offensively, San Francisco scored eight runs off 11 hits with six of the runs coming in the 9
inning which included Blake Sabol and J.D. Davis scoring off a double hit by Patrick Bailey.
The Giants will send Alex Wood to the mound for game two of the series against the Angels on Tuesday. Wood is 5-4 this season with a 4.83 ERA while recording 53 strikeouts.
Los Angeles Angels Team Preview
The Los Angeles Angels enter this game with an overall record of 56-58 which puts them in 4
place in the AL West and are coming off a 3-8 loss against the San Francisco Giants in game one of the series.
Offensively, the Angels scored three runs off nine hits with two of the runs coming in the 6
inning which included Shohei Ohtani scoring off a base hit from C.J. Cron.
Lucas Giolito will take the mound for Los Angeles against San Francisco on Tuesday for game two of the series. Giolito is 6-8 on the year with an ERA of 4.36 and has recorded 138 strikeouts.
Series Trends and Game Pick
San Francisco has won eight of the last ten games in the series and has won by an average score of 6.4 to 3.3 in those matchups. The Giants have won the last three games in the series and have won by an average score of 7.33 to 2 in those contests.
The over is 6-3-1 in the last ten games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 9.7 runs per game in those contests. The over has hit in two of the last three games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 9.33 runs per game in those matchups.
San Francisco enters this game with a better record and has been the better team in the series, winning eight of the last ten including the previous three matchups in a row. The Giants have won by an average margin of 2.1 runs per game over the last ten and 5.33 runs per game over the last three games in the series. As a result, I am taking the money line for the San Francisco Giants at -160 on BookMaker for this matchup on Tuesday night.
Spooky Express Pick: San Francisco Giants Money Line (-160)
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