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Los Angeles Angels at Atlanta Braves Betting Preview

Los Angeles Angels at Atlanta Braves Betting Preview

In the first of a three-game series from Atlanta, the Los Angeles Angels will take on the Atlanta Braves. The Los Angeles Angels are coming off a win on Sunday, which pushed them to 55-51 on the season. The Angels are third in the American League West behind the Rangers and Astros. Los Angeles has won 7 out of their last 10 games.

The Atlanta Braves are coming off a win at home to the Milwaukee Brewers. The win was their third straight. Atlanta is now 67-36 on the season.

The Atlanta Braves are monster favorites in this game. The Braves are -245 over the Angels. If you want to run line, you can grab Atlanta at -1.5 for (-120) or the Angels +1.5 at even money. The total for this game is listed at 10 runs.

Angels Looking to Make Run

The Angels announced earlier in the week they would be keeping Shohei Ohtani through the trade deadline. Now, they are looking to make a run in the American League West, and wildcard. Hunter Renfroe hit a two run home run in the 10th inning to help them win the game on Sunday. The win snapped their two game losing streak. During those two losses, the Angels scored just a total of two runs.

Shohei Ohtani is having a monster season for the Angels. The sensation is hitting .302 on the season, with 39 home runs and 81 runs batted in. Los Angeles is 5th in Major League Baseball, and 8th in batting average, with a .257 average. The Angels are hoping to get slugger Mike Trout back in early August.

Griffin Canning is going to start for the Angels in this game. The 27 year old is 6-4 on the season with a 4.46 earned run average. Canning is looking for 9 more strikeouts to reach 100 on the season. In his last start, Canning threw 5 innings, allowing 7 hits and 2 runs in a win at Detroit. Canning has struck out 20 batters in his last two starts.

Atlanta Mashing in 2023

Matt Olson hit his 35th home run of the season in the bottom of the 8th to put the Braves ahead on Sunday. It was his second bomb of the game for the Braves. Marcell Ozuna hit a home run earlier in the game, which was his 22nd of the season. Earlier in the game Austin Riley hit his 24th of the season.

The Braves are third in Major League Baseball in runs scored, and the 2nd best batting average. Atlanta will be an interesting team to watch as the trade deadline gets here on Tuesday to see if they add anything to their lineup, rotation or bullpen to get ready for postseason play.

The Atlanta Braves will send veteran Charlie Morton to the mound. Morton will be 40 years old in November. The right hander is 10-8 on the season, with a 3.57 earned run average. Morton struggled in his last outing, allowing 6 hits and 4 runs in just over 3.2 innings. He has made 20 starts this season, and thrown over 113 innings.

Braves Keep Pounding

While the Angels need to keep winning, this is a tough place for them. The Atlanta Braves are really talented, and the team to beat out of the National League. Look for the Braves offense to keep hitting, and hit the ball out of the park a time or two in the win. Taking the Atlanta Braves -1.5 (-120) over the Los Angeles Angels is the bet to make here.

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