Orioles Favored Over Angels in Tuesday's MLB Matchup

The Baltimore Orioles, led by Adley Rutschman and Grayson Rodriguez, face the struggling Los Angeles Angels in a crucial AL East matchup. The Orioles are favored to extend their hot streak and overtake the Yankees for the division lead.

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Orioles Favored Over Angels in Tuesday's MLB Matchup

Orioles Favored Over Angels in Tuesday's MLB Matchup

The Baltimore Orioles (15-7) will face the Los Angeles Angels (9-13) in the second game of their three-game series on Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. First pitch is scheduled for 9:38 PM EDT.

The Orioles, currently second in the AL East, have been on a hot streak, winning six of their last seven games. They are just a half game behind the division-leading New York Yankees. Baltimore's offense has been led by Adley Rutschman, Gunnar Henderson, and Cedric Mullins, while starting pitcher Grayson Rodriguez has a perfect 3-0 record with a 2.63 ERA and 27 strikeouts in 24.0 innings pitched this season.

Meanwhile, the Angels have hit a rough patch, losing four consecutive games and struggling with their offense. They are third in the AL West with a 9-13 record. The Angels will send Griffin Canning to the mound, who is still searching for his first win this season with a 0-3 record and 8.05 ERA.

Why this matters: The Orioles are one of the hottest teams in MLB right now and a win against the struggling Angels could help them overtake the Yankees for first place in the AL East. This matchup also features two young, promising starting pitchers in Rodriguez and Canning.

The Orioles are favored to win the game, with oddsmakers listing them as -150 favorites on the moneyline. The over/under for total runs scored is set at 8.5. Baltimore has been strong in certain situations this season, such as when tied entering the 7th inning (17-6), after a loss as underdogs (54-41), and when they've had 5 or more extra-base hits (39-3).

Rodriguez will need to be cautious against Angels star Mike Trout, who has hit all 8 of his home runs this season against right-handed pitchers. "Trout is always a tough out, but I'm confident in my ability to execute pitches and give our team a chance to win," said Rodriguez.

The Orioles have a strong offense, ranking 4th in the league with a.261 batting average and.780 OPS, while the Angels are 18th with a.237 average and.674 OPS. According to BetMGM Sportsbook, the Orioles have a 61.7% chance of winning the game based on their predictive model.

In the series opener on Monday, the Orioles defeated the Angels 4-2, handing Los Angeles starting pitcher Reid Detmers his first loss of the season. Baltimore will look to secure a series win with a victory on Tuesday night behind the promising young arm of Grayson Rodriguez. The Orioles are 8-4 in day games this season and 26-32-4 against left-handed pitchers.

Key Takeaways

  • Orioles (15-7) face Angels (9-13) in second game of 3-game series on 4/23/24.
  • Orioles on hot streak, 6-1 in last 7 games, 0.5 game behind Yankees in AL East.
  • Angels struggling, lost 4 straight, sending Canning (0-3, 8.05 ERA) to mound.
  • Orioles favored (-150) with strong offense, Rodriguez (3-0, 2.63 ERA) on mound.
  • Orioles won series opener 4-2, look to secure series win in game 2.