Los Angeles Angels Shortened MLB Season, Prediction, and Odds

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Los Angeles Angels 2020 Shortened Season Preview

2020 MLB Season

The Line: Win Total Over/Under: 31.5 -- World Series Odds +3500

The Los Angeles Angels will be hoping to improve their win percentage from the 2019 campaign during this shortened season during 2020.  The Angels won just 72 games a season ago.  The Angels did bring in a key free agent for the 2020 campaign.  Let’s take a closer look at the Angels roster, schedule, and current odds for the regular season and postseason play.  Get MLB predictions at Pick Dawgz. 

Roster: The Angels will be looking to Mike Trout to keep smacking the ball around the ballpark.  The Angels front office was able to land star 3rd baseman Anthony Rendon.  Rendon should be able to step right into this lineup and produce.  Rendon recorded a .319 average, while hitting 34 home runs and totaling 134 rbis as a Washington National last year.  Not only will these two players need to perform well, but the Angels also have the likes of the long time veteran, Albert Pujols.  Pujols registered 93 rbis during the 2019 season, while also hitting 23 home runs.  Other notable players in this lineup are Justin Upton and Shohei Ohtani.  Pitching wise, the Angels will have Ohtani, Andrew Heaney, and Julio Teheran.  Also in the rotation will be Dylan Bundy.  Bundy came over from Baltimore and will be looking to improve off of his 4.79 earned run average from a season ago.  For more on the Angels, check out the original team preview. 

Los Angeles Angels 2020 Season Preview, MLB Picks and Predictions

Schedule: The Angels will play teams out of the American League West and the National League West for the 2020 season.  The opponents that the Los Angeles Angels will face are: Houston Astros, Oakland Athletics, Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, and San Francisco Giants. The Angels will play 40 games against the AL West and 20 games against the NL West during the 2020 campaign. 

Current Odds: The oddsmakers have set the Angels win total at 31.5, while having +3500 odds to win the World Series for 2020.  The Angels don’t have a phenomenal starting 5, but the lineup has the ability to be as good as any team.  The Angels offense will have more than a few games at hitter friendly ballparks in this shortened season.  The addition of Rendon will go a long way in helping this team produce at the plate and produce a higher winning percentage than last season.  I’m going to side with the Angels to cover this win total of 31.5, as the Angels have an average schedule for this 60 game season.        

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Chris’s Pick Los Angeles Angels over 31.5

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