15* AL Tuesday Night Mound Mismatch on Los Angeles Angels -133
LA Angels vs. Baltimore,
06/26/2012 19:05 EDT,
Score: 7 - 3
Money Line: -133 LA Angels
The Los Angeles Angels should be a bigger favorite tonight over the Baltimore Orioles with the edge they have on the mound. The Angels (40-33) have batted .280 and scored 147 runs during a 22-8 surge, putting behind them a rough first 43 games in which they hit .249 and scored 154 runs.
C.J. Wilson is 8-4 with a 2.44 ERA and 1.148 WHIP in 15 starts this season, including 5-2 with a 2.13 ERA and 1.036 WHIP in nine road outings. Wilson has gone 4-0 with a 1.31 ERA over his last six outings as well. He pitched 8 2/3 scoreless innings of a 2-0 victory in his last start against Baltimore.
Brian Matusz simply hasn't panned out as the prospect the Orioles thought he'd be. The left-hander is 5-8 with a 5.00 ERA and 1.612 WHIP in 14 starts this season, including 0-3 with an 8.02 ERA and 2.431 WHIP in his last three. Matusz is 1-3 with a 6.10 ERA and 2.032 WHIP in four career starts against the Angels.
Los Angeles has been doing most of its damage away from home, going 11-1 in its last 12 road games. The Angels are 4-0 in their last 4 road games vs. a left-handed starter. Los Angeles is 6-0 in Wilson's last 6 starts overall, and 5-0 in his last 5 road starts. The Orioles are 0-5 in Matusz's last 5 starts during game 1 of a series. These five trends make for a 31-1 (97%) system backing Los Angeles. Take the Angels Tuesday.