Giants vs Angels Prediction - MLB Picks 8/8/23

Los Angeles Angels (56-57) vs San Francisco Giants (61-51)

Game Info: Tuesday, August 8, 2023 at 9:38 pm (Angel Stadium of Anaheim)

Lucas Giolito (6-8) (4.36) vs () ()

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Angels / San Francisco Giants --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Angels face off on Tuesday in an MLB showdown at Angel Stadium. On Monday it looked like the Angels were going to secure a victory, but it was a big 9th inning that was the difference as the Giants were able to secure the victory. 

The Angels are Toast

The Angels season is toast and heading into Monday’s game they lost six games in a row. Against the Seattle Mariners in the last two games the Angels offense scored only four runs total, and they need to get the offense going here. On Monday it really felt like the final nail in the coffin with the blown lead in the 9th inning. The Angels are averaging 4.89 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.79 runs per game. The offense is ranked 7th while the pitching is ranked 20th. On the mound for the Angels will be Lucas Giolito who sits with a 6-8 record and an ERA of 4.36. 

Angels Betting Trends

  • The Angels have lost 16 of their last 17 night games against National League opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Angels have failed to cover the run line in 15 of their last 16 night games against NL West opponents.

Giants are a Problem

This Giants team is a problem in a good way and they look like a team that could find a success in the playoffs. The Giants are averaging 4.42 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.21 runs per game. The offense is ranked 18th while the pitching is ranked 9th. J.D. Davis has hit 14 home runs and driven in 55 RBIs. 

Giants Betting Trends

  • The Giants have won each of their last 10 Tuesday night games against American League opponents.
  • The Giants have covered the run line in each of their last eight road games against the Angels.
  • The Giants have trailed after 7 innings in each of their last seven road games against opponents that held a losing record.

Angels and Giants Facts

  • The Los Angeles Angels ranks 27th in the league for strikeouts against this season (1061).
  • The Los Angeles Angels ranks 27th in the league for walks allowed this season (426).
  • The San Francisco Giants ranks 3rd in the league for home runs allowed this season (117).
  • The San Francisco Giants ranks 28th in the league for strikeouts against this season (1066).

Shane’s Free Pick

This Angels team is awful and they are going to struggle again this game. Lucas Giolito hasn’t gotten a ton of run support this season and it’s not going to get any different in this game. Giolito is going to give up four or five runs total, and that is going to be the difference as the Giants are going to get the job done. Back the Giants on the money line. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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