Our resident MLB handicapping professional examines Wednesday’s Interleague game between the Padres and Angels. Join us in reading this article that’s culminated by an MLB pick on the total.
Rubber Match Tonight between Padres and Angels
The Angels host the Padres on Wednesday at 10:05 PM ET in the finale of a three game set. The teams split the first two in this series, and both games went under the total. According to the MLB betting odds at Wagerweb, the Angels are a -165 money line favorite, and the posted total is 7.0
Andrew Cashner will be making his tenth start of the season for the Padres tonight. Cashner has unequivocally been the unluckiest starting pitcher in baseball this season. He’s a dismal 1-8 in his nine team starts despite posting a stellar 2.89 ERA. He’s also displayed superb form during his previous three starts, compiling a 2.37 ERA, and a 5:1 strikeout to walk ratio.
The Angels will turn to right-hander Garrett Richards to make the start on Wednesday. Richards is a perfect 3-0 during his team starts at home in 2015, and posted a terrific 1.74 ERA.
The Padres have 6-1 under the total during their last seven, and averaged a paltry 3.0 runs per game in those outings. Despite adding some additional power to their batting order during the offseason, it hasn’t translated to the type of home run numbers thus far that Padres management had envisioned. San Diego has hit just 39 home runs in their first 47 games. The Padres are 21-7 under the total since the start of the 2014 season as a road money line underdog of +125 to +175 like they will be this evening.
The Angels are hitting an anemic .219 as a team during their previous seven games. They’ve also averaged a measly 2.4 runs per game during seven interleague tilts in 2015. The Halos are 13-8 under the total at home, and those games averaged only a combined 7.0 runs per outing. They’ve also gone 14-5 under the total in their last nineteen games overall.
MLB Pick: Padres and Angels to go under the total of 7.0 at Wagerweb.