Our MLB handicapping professional provides us with a betting preview article on Tuesday’s game between the Rockies and Angels. Join us in reading this revealing piece which concludes with a selection.
Rockies and Halos Interleague Battle in Anaheim
The Angels will host the Rockies on Tuesday at 10:05 PM ET. According to the MLB betting odds at Wagerweb, the Angels are a -195 money line favorite, and the posted total is 8.0. Wagerweb also lists the Angels at -1.5 (+105) and Colorado +1.5 (-125) on the run-line.
Kyle Kendricks will make the start tonight in Anaheim, and the veteran right-hander is off to an inauspicious start to the 2015 campaign to say the least. In six starts, Kendricks has posted a horrible 8.73 ERA, a 1.70 WHIP, and allowed 10 home runs in just 33.0 innings pitched. He’s displayed deteriorating form in his last three starts, posting a monster 9.92 ERA, and allowed 6 home runs in only 16.3 innings of work. He can’t even use the excuse of pitching at Coors Field in Denver. Two of those previous three starts were on the road, and he allowed four of the six homers in those outings.
The Angels southpaw C.J. Wilson has been the polar opposite of Kendricks in 2015. In six starts, Wilson has posted a stellar 2.70 ERA and 1.05 WHIP. He’s been even more impressive in his last three starts, posting a 1.83 ERA in those outings.
Powerful Team Trends
The Colorado Rockies have gone an abysmal 3-34 since the start of the 2014 season as a money line underdog of +150 or more, and have an awful -2.9 run per game differential in doing so. Colorado enters tonight having lost their last nine in a row, and have been outscored by an overwhelming average of 5.0 runs per game. Eight of those nine losses have come by two runs or more. The Rockies come off a 9-5 loss at Dodger Stadium in their previous game. They’ve gone an anemic 0-8 this season following a loss by four runs or more, and were outscored by an average of 4.8 runs per game.
The Angels will be facing a starting pitcher (Kyle Kendricks) tonight that has allowed an average of 7.5 hits per start. The Halos have gone a terrific 15-0 since the start of the 2014 campaign when facing a starting pitcher which allows an average of 7.0 or more hits per start. They outscored those opponents by an average of 3.4 runs per game.
Run-Line Betting System
For your MLB picks, play against any National League team (Rockies) that’s +1.5 (+165 to -135) on the run-line in the first half of the season, possessing a collective .430 or better slugging percentage, and is facing an American League starting pitcher with a WHIP of 1.30 or less. The American League run-line favorite in this exact situation has gone 38-16 (70.4%) since 1997.
MLB Pick: Angels -1.5 (+105) on the run-line over the Rockies at Wagerweb.