Philadelphia Phillies vs Los Angeles Angels: Predictions, Odds, and Analysis Apr 29 2024 9:38 PM

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Apr 29, 2024 2:50 PM
The Philadelphia Phillies, boasting a strong 19-10 record, head to Angel Stadium to take on the struggling Los Angeles Angels, who sit at 10-18 overall and 3-9 at home. The Phillies will look to capitalize on their impressive 9-4 road record, while the Angels aim to turn their season around in front of their home crowd. With a crisp temperature of 61 degrees and a slight chance of precipitation, the stage is set for an exciting matchup.
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Philadelphia Phillies vs Los Angeles Angels Probable Pitchers

Cristopher Sanchez is set to take the mound for the Philadelphia Phillies as they face off against the Los Angeles Angels, bringing a 2.96 ERA and 28 strikeouts to the game. Sanchez's ability to limit home runs, having given up zero so far this season, could be key in containing the Angels' potent offense.

Griffin Canning, the probable starting pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels, will look to bounce back from a rough start to the season, where he's posted a 7.50 ERA and 1.54 WHIP, when he takes the mound against the Philadelphia Phillies. Despite his struggles, Canning has shown flashes of brilliance, striking out 20 batters in just 24 innings of work, and will aim to shut down the Phillies' potent offense.

Philadelphia Phillies Analysis

As the Philadelphia Phillies gear up to face the Los Angeles Angels, their offense will look to capitalize on their strengths, particularly their ability to rake hits, ranking 5th in the league with 249 total hits. Alec Bohm's impressive .365 batting average will be crucial in sparking the Phillies' offense, while Kyle Schwarber's 7 home runs will provide a significant power boost. However, the Phillies' Achilles' heel lies in their tendency to strike out, ranking 15th in the league with 241 strikeouts. Against a tough Angels pitching staff, the Phillies will need to minimize their whiffs and maximize their opportunities with runners in scoring position. If they can do so, their ability to score runs, ranking 12th in the league with 135 total runs, could be the difference-maker in what promises to be a closely contested matchup.

Los Angeles Angels Analysis

As the Los Angeles Angels gear up to face the Philadelphia Phillies, their batting stats paint a mixed picture. On one hand, their 226 hits (18th in the league) and 30 home runs (tied-11th) suggest they have some pop in their lineup, led by Mike Trout's 10 home runs. However, their .237 batting average (20th) and 183 runners left on base (23rd) indicate struggles with consistency and capitalizing on scoring opportunities. Griffin Canning, the probable starting pitcher, will need to be sharp to contain the Phillies' potent offense. If the Angels can minimize strikeouts (262, 7th) and make the most of their opportunities, they may be able to outslug the Phillies.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Los Angeles Angels Injuries

Los Angeles Angels

  • Guillermo Zuniga (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Ryan Costeiu (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Evan White (1B): Day-To-Day
  • Miguel Sano (DH): Day-To-Day
  • Chase Silseth (SP): 15-Day-IL

Philadelphia Phillies

  • Dylan Covey (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Luis Ortiz (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Ethan Wilson (LF): Day-To-Day
  • Michael Rucker (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Rafael Marchan (C): 10-Day-IL

Philadelphia Phillies vs Los Angeles Angels Betting Odds

The Philadelphia Phillies are favored to win, with current odds of -140, while the Los Angeles Angels are underdogs, having moved from their opening odds of +115. The total for the game is set at 8.5, with bettors able to wager on the over or under.

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Philadelphia Phillies vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction

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LAA -2.5 +390 | PHI @ LAA

  • Grade: B
  • Expected Value: +1.0%
  • Odds to Hit: 20.9%
  • Bet Units: 0.2
  • Fair Odds: +378
  • Market Width: 192

PHI @ LAA Under 6.5 +250

  • Grade: B
  • Expected Value: +1.0%
  • Odds to Hit: 29.0%
  • Bet Units: 0.1
  • Fair Odds: +245
  • Market Width: 89

Mike Trout (LAA) Over 0.5 Singles +105

  • Grade: B
  • Expected Value: +1.0%
  • Odds to Hit: 49.4%
  • Bet Units: 0.3
  • Fair Odds: +103
  • Market Width: 39

Zach Neto (LAA) Over 0.5 Runs +145

  • Grade: B
  • Expected Value: +1.1%
  • Odds to Hit: 43.1%
  • Bet Units: 1.0
  • Fair Odds: +132
  • Market Width: 47

Trea Turner (SS) - PHI Over 0.5 Singles -122

  • They're projected for 1.0 1B.
  • In games they had at least 2 at bats:
  • • Season 72.4% (21-8) (impl -263)
  • • Last 25 72.0% (18-7) (impl -257)
  • • Last 20 80.0% (16-4) (impl -400)
  • • Last 15 80.0% (12-3) (impl -400)
  • • Last 10 90.0% (9-1) (impl -900)
  • • Last 5 100.0% (5-0)
  • • Last 3 100.0% (3-0)

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