Pittsburgh Pirates vs Los Angeles Angels 7/23/2023 – An exciting MLB battle will occur between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium in Anaheim. Both teams have shown some inconsistency lately, but their performances and key player statistics tell an interesting story. The Angels came off a massive win in their series against the Yankees and are looking forward to getting a playoff spot. The baseball betting picks are up and running for bettors to place their best bets on their favorite teams.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Los Angeles Angels 7/23/2023
|When:||Sunday, July 23, 4:07 PM EDT|
|Where:||Angel Stadium of Anaheim|
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) July 23, 2023
The Pirates have faced a rough patch recently, winning only one of their last five games. Their offense, led by first baseman Carlos Santana and left fielder Bryan Reynolds, has shown potential with impressive numbers in batting average and slugging percentage. With a .228 average and nine home runs, Santana brings the power, while Reynolds contributes with a .255 average and nine homers. Their combined efforts could be crucial for the Pirates to bounce back in this game.
However, the Pirates’ pitching needs to step up to support their offense. Their defense has been struggling, and if they can’t contain the Angels’ explosive lineup, it could be a tough day for the Pittsburgh pitchers. The Pirates will be looking to improve their road record and secure a victory against the Angels.
Players to watch: Carlos Santana 1B (GP 89, AB 325, R 41, H 74, 2B 22, 3B 0, HR 9, RBI 45, TB 123, BB 43, SO 65, SB 6, AVG 0.228, OBP 0.315, SLG 0.378, OPS 0.694, WAR 1.1, Bryan Reynolds LF (GP 83, AB 318, R 42, H 81, 2B 21, 3B 3, HR 9, RBI 44, TB 135, BB 31, SO 69, SB 8, AVG 0.255, OBP 0.322, SLG 0.425, OPS 0.747, WAR 1.3
Los Angeles Angels
In contrast, the Angels have been in good form, winning four of their last five games. Their star player, Shohei Ohtani, is having a remarkable season, boasting a .305 batting average and a whopping 35 home runs, making him a potent offensive threat. The Angels’ right fielder, Hunter Renfroe, is also a player to watch, with 15 home runs and a .242 average.
The key for the Angels will be their pitching, as they aim to contain the Pirates’ strong hitters. If Ohtani can deliver a solid performance both as a pitcher and a batter, the Angels’ chances of winning will significantly improve.
Players to watch: Shohei Ohtani SP (GP 96, AB 364, R 73, H 111, 2B 16, 3B 7, HR 35, RBI 76, TB 246, BB 59, SO 97, SB 11, AVG 0.305, OBP 0.4, SLG 0.676, OPS 1.076, WAR 4.5, Hunter Renfroe RF (GP 90, AB 339, R 45, H 82, 2B 21, 3B 0, HR 15, RBI 42, TB 148, BB 27, SO 80, SB 0, AVG 0.242, OBP 0.3, SLG 0.437, OPS 0.737, WAR 0.4
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Los Angeles Angels Betting Numbers
Pirates are 1-4 in their last five games.
Pittsburgh Pirates are 1-4 in their last five games against the spread.
Pirates are 23-25 in their road games against the spread.
The totals have gone OVER in 5 of the Pirates’ last five games.
The totals have gone OVER in 27 of the Pirates’ 49 last games at home.
Los Angeles Angels
Angels are 4-1 in their last five games.
LA Angels are 4-1 in their last five games against the spread.
Angels are 23-25 in their road games against the spread.
The totals have gone OVER in 3 of the Angels’ last five games.
The totals have gone OVER in 23 of Angels’ 50 last games at home.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Los Angeles Angels Betting Picks
With both teams showing promise in their respective strengths, this game promises to be an exciting battle. However, the Angels’ recent momentum and home-field advantage will be crucial in securing a victory. The online sports betting sites are predicted the Los Angeles Angels to secure a win in this exciting game.
Score Prediction: Angels 6, Pirates 4.