Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Angels


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Today’s matchup is between the Arizona Diamondbacks (18-31) and the Los Angeles Angels (20-29). The Diamondbacks have won 3 of their last 5 games and the Angels have also won 3 of their last 5 games. The Los Angeles Angels were able to win the opener of this series in a close game with a score of 9-8.

The Diamondbacks are starting Caleb Smith (LHP), who is making his 3rd start of the season, pitching a 3.00 ERA, 9.03 FIP, .323 wOBA, K% of 22.2%, BB% of 25.9%, 93.9 MPH average exit velocity, and a 1.50 WHIP in 6 innings pitched.

The Angels are starting Dylan Bundy (RHP), who is 5-2 in 9 starts with a 2.48 ERA, 2.67 FIP, .247 wOBA, K% of 29.7%, BB% of 5.7%, 86.4 MPH average exit velocity, and a 0.91 WHIP in 58 innings pitched.

The Diamondbacks are the 25th best in the Majors in Relieving Pitching (WAR) while the Angels are 11th.

On the hitting side, the Diamondbacks have a .292 wOBA and a .303 OBP. The Angels have a .324 wOBA and a .331 OBP. The Diamondbacks have 39 HRs this season while the Angels have 67 HRs.

The Angels have been one of the worst teams against left-handed pitchers but even still Caleb Smith has struggled greatly even if it is a small sample size he's simply giving up walks at too high of a rate. I'm going with Dylan Bundy as the quality in pitching is going to be the biggest factor in a Los Angeles victory.

Arizona Diamondbacks:
Record: 18-31

Last 10 Games: 3-7


Los Angeles Angels:
Record: 20-29

Last 10 Games: 6-4

Streak: L1

  • Diamondbacks are 3-13 in their last 16 games vs. a right-handed starter.
  • Diamondbacks are 1-7 in their last 8 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
  • Under is 11-5 in Diamondbacks last 16 vs. a team with a losing record.
  • Diamondbacks are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
  • Over is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings.
  • Angels are 7-1 in their last 8 when their opponent scores 5 runs or more in their previous game.