Los Angeles Angels vs. San Diego Padres 8/13 Predictions and Previews




Los Angeles Angels vs. San Diego Padres 8/13 Predictions and Previews

Los Angeles Angels (58-58) vs San Diego Padres (46-71)

Date : 08/13/2018
Time : 10:10pm
Location : Petco Park

Pick, Prediction, & Preview:

Los Angeles Angels vs San Diego Padres

The Los Angeles Angels face-off against the San Diego Padres in a three-game series at Petco Park that starts on Monday night. Game one will mark the first time these two West Coast teams have met since the 2015 regular season. The San Diego Padres took that game 5-4 and also lead the all-time series 15-13.

The San Deigo Padres will kick off game one of the series with pitcher Clayton Richards (7-10, 5.13 ERA) on the mound against Angels starting pitcher Andrew Heaney (7-7, 3.96 ERA).

Los Angeles Angels's Latest Performance :

The Los Angeles Angels have suffered several key injuries this season but received some good news this week that their superstar Shohei Ohtani will be throwing in the bullpen on Saturday for the first time since June 6th. He provided some excitement for fans out of the gate this season but his injury sent them into a tailspin. To make matters worse, one of baseball’s best, Mike Trout, has missed the last five games with a right wrist injury. He’s been chewing up and spitting out MLB pitchers all season. The team needs him back not only for his offense but to provide a spark to get the team back on track.

San Diego Padres's Latest Performance :

The San Diego Padres managed to stop their seven-game losing streak by beating the Chicago Cubs on Aug. 2nd and followed it up with a series win over the Milwaukee Brewers. They’ve gone 4-6 in their last ten and have had a dismal season but Hunter Renfroe has provided a much needed offensive spark. He blasted a grand slam against the Brewers and has managed to homers in four straight games.

Padres manager Andy Green attributes the handful of wins against MLB’s top teams to guys just saying, “enough is enough.” Better late than never when you’re sitting in last place.

How Los Angeles Angels & San Diego Padres Matchup.

Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:

Padres are 56-61 ATS overall

Padres are 23-33 ATS at home and 33-28 ATS away

Angels are 52-64 ATS overall

Angels are 25-35 ATS at home and 27-29 ATS away

 

In-Depth Analysis of each team:

The Angels and Padres are both struggling and in need of some wins. The Padres have been known to show up in big games this season but can’t remain consistent enough to slip out of last¬†place. The Angels will undoubtedly have their hands full with the Padres. With a string of injuries and some rocky play, the Angel players will need to step it up if they want to take this series and close the gap between them and the third-place Seattle Mariners. With a healthy list of top prospects in Triple-A waiting for the call, the Angels aren’t far from turning things around this season.

Betting trends for Los Angeles Angels:

  • Angels are 27-29 as away team

  • Angels are 31-45 in non-division games

  • Angels are 28-29 after a win

Betting trends for San Diego Padres:

  • Padres are 21-32 as home team

  • Padres are 35-34 in non-division games

  • Padres are 17-28 after a win

Bryan Lord

A prolific television producer/writer and general sports enthusiast, Bryan has produced and written for several TV shows over the years. He attended the University of Missouri and has been involved in competitive sports his entire life.