LA Angels vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction MLB Picks 5/7/24

Pittsburgh Pirates (16-19) vs LA Angels (12-22)

Game Info: Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 6:40 pm (PNC Park)

Quinn Priester (0-2) (3.31) vs Patrick Sandoval (1-5) (6.19)

Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Pirates -112 / LA Angels -105 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

In this article, we will formulate an LA Angels vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction for this MLB game on Tuesday, May 7th at Citizens Bank Park. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Angels recent form and recent player performance 

-The Pirates recent form and recent play performance

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Los Angeles

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Pittsburgh

-Recent betting trends in games played between Los Angeles and Pittsburgh

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Angels and Pirates. 

Angels Lose Another Game 

The Angels have had issues all season and they are coming off another loss in their last game. The Angels scored only one run on Monday and that led to the three run defeat. Starting pitcher Tyler Anderson went 6.1 innings giving up six hits and four runs. Zach Neto hit a home run, but that was the only offense. The Angels are averaging 4.09 runs while their pitching is giving up 5.29 runs per game. The offense is ranked 19th while the defense is ranked 27th. They have a batting average of .241 which is 14th. 

Ward has Been Impressive This Season

Taylor Ward has hit seven home runs and driven in 24 RBIs. Mike Trout is still dealing with a knee injury and it’s unclear when he will be back. Getting the start for the Angels will be Patrick Sandoval who sits with a 1-5 record and an ERA of 5.91. In his last start against the Phillies, he went five innings giving up four hits and two runs. 

Pirates Have Won Three Straight

The Pirates have won three straight games and the pitching has been the most impressive part. Over the last three games, the Pirates have given up only four runs total. On Monday the Pirates were led by Edward Olivares who hit a home run and drove in four RBIs. The Pirates are averaging 3.6 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.03 runs per game. The offense is ranked 27th in the league while the pitching is ranked 11th. They have a run differential of -0.43 which is 20th in the league. Bryan Reynolds has hit four home runs and driven in 17 RBIs. Quinn Priester is going to get the start for the Pirates and he sits with an 0-2 record and an ERA of 3.31. In his last game against the Oakland Athletics, he went six innings giving up five hits and three runs. 

Pittsburgh Pirates Player Prop Facts

  • Edward Olivares has hit at least one home run in three of his last five appearances with his team as a home favorite against AL opponents.
  • Edward Olivares has recorded at least one RBI in six of his last seven home appearances against AL opponents.
  • Bryan Reynolds has recorded two or more total bases in each of the Pirates' last three games against the Angels.
  • Bryan Reynolds has scored a run in six of the Pirates' last seven home games.
  • Andrew McCutchen has recorded at least one hit in 14 of his last 15 home appearances against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Bryan Reynolds has recorded at least one Single in each of the Pirates' last four games against the Angels.

Los Angeles Angels Player Prop Facts

  • Patrick Sandoval has recorded six or more strikeouts in each of his last five appearances against NL opponents.
  • Anthony Rendon has recorded a Double in three of his last four appearances at PNC Park.
  • Luis Rengifo has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 13 road appearances against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Mike Trout has scored at least one run in eight of his last nine road appearances against NL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • Mike Trout has hit a home run in four of his last five road appearances against NL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • Mike Trout has recorded at least one RBI in six of his last seven road appearances against NL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • Anthony Rendon has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 13 appearances against the Pirates.
  • Patrick Sandoval has recorded a win in three of his last four road appearances against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Anthony Rendon has recorded at least one Single in 10 of his last 11 appearances with his team as a road underdog against NL Central opponents.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Pittsburgh Pirates rank 28th in the league for slugging percentage this season (.336).
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates rank 3rd in the league for walks this season (140).
  • The Los Angeles Angels rank 27th in the league for ERA this season (4.89).
  • The Los Angeles Angels rank 27th in the league for runs allowed this season (184).

LA Angels vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction

Sandoval sits with an ERA of 5.91 and I really don’t trust him to find success here. The Pirates offense is ranked 27th but they are going to have no issue running up the score here. Priester has been strong this season and he sits with an ERA of 3.31. The Angels bats are going to really struggle to get the offense going here, and that will be the difference here as the Pirates are going to pick up a win. Back the Pirates on the money line here. 

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

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