The Miami Marlins were a step ahead of the Los Angeles Angels on Friday, pulling out a 6-2 victory. While they continue to hover around .500, this was their second win in three games.
On the other end of it, the Angels saw their four-game winning streak snappedt. Will they get back on track or are the Marlins the better choice for your MLB picks?
Streaky Marlins Continue To Hang Around .500
The Marlins have been one streaky team to follow if you bet online. Going back a month, they won four in a row, lost five in a row, won three of four, lost two straight, won four of five and then lost four of five.
It seems like they’re either stringing together a few wins or a few losses, which is tough to handicap in the sportsbook. They fought hard against the Angels on Friday to earn the win.
Jorge Soler helped power the win as he’s now smashed a home run in each of his last four games, He’s the first Marlin to do that in six years. Now, he is second in the league in homers with 16. The bats could be ringing again as they square up for another game in Los Angeles.
Angels Looking To Recover
The Angels had won six of seven before Friday’s setback, so they’ll be looking to rediscover that momentum. For now, it’s not really much to worry about.
The Angels had 10 hits on Friday but couldn’t find the timely ones. They were just 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position.
Shohei Ohtani was 0-for-4 at the plate. Rarely does he put a up a donut two games in a row. He’s only gone two games in a row without a hit three times this season, so you might consider investing in some Ohtani props for MLB betting purposes.
Edward Cabrera (Miami Marlins) vs Shohei Ohtani (Los Angeles Angels)
Edward Cabrera gets the nod for Miami and he’s pitched to a 3-4 record with a lofty 5.05 ERA. Home runs are a big issue for him as he’s given up a home run in six of seven, allowing a total of seven home runs in that span.
As for the Angels, they’ll send out Ohtani. The phenom has continued to excel on the mound, posting a 5-1 record with a 3.05 ERA. However, he’s faltered of late. He’s allowed 18 earned runs in his last five starts.
Marlins vs Angels Head-to Head
Miami and Los Angeles have met five times in the past two seasons. These teams have been very well matched, with the Angels holding a 3-2 lead in those contests.
Marlins vs Angels Game Information
- Game: Marlins (26-26) vs Angels (28-24)
- Location: Angel Stadium, Anaheim, CA
- Day/Time: Saturday, May 27, 10:07 p.m. ET
- Marlins vs Angels Live Stream: MLB.tv
Marlins vs Angels Betting Lines
The MLB odds show that the over-under is set at 7 1/2. Ohtani has really struggled of late while Cabrera is bound to give up at least one home run. Over seems like the right choice here.
Pick: Over 7 1/2 (-115)
The Angels look like a good option everywhere except for the price. They’re at home, they have Ohtani on the mound and a favorable pitching matchup.
However, Ohtani has struggled of late, so laying -200 with him doesn’t make sense. Either do some MLB live betting and see how he’s doing or take a flier on the Marlins in this spot.
Pick: Miami Marlins +170