Los Angeles Angels vs. Philadelphia Phillies 8-29-23 MLB Odds, Analysis, and Prediction

Los Angeles Angels vs. Philadelphia Phillies 8/29/23 – Los Angeles Angels and Philadelphia Phillies will compete in an exciting baseball exhibition as Tyler Anderson and Michael Lorenzen take their turn as starting pitchers on August 29, 2023, at Citizens Bank Park. This clash has drawn significant interest from bettors who seek valuable insights and baseball free picks in betting markets.

Los Angeles Angels vs. Philadelphia Phillies

Date & Time: Tuesday, August 29, 2023 at 6:40 PM ET

Location: Citizens Bank Park


Los Angeles Angels vs. Philadelphia Phillies 8/29/23 Betting Odds

Angels +146+1.5 (-140)9.5 over (-102)
Phillies -172-1.5 (+110)9.5 under (-125)

Los Angeles Angels Analysis

Los Angeles Angels enter each season with an average batting average of 0.248, demonstrating their ability to make contact with the baseball consistently. Their offensive prowess has been highlighted this season with 617 runs scored, not to mention an incredible 190 homerun total, showing their capacity for creating runs and taking advantage of long balls. Their on-base percentage stands at 0.322, showing their ability to get on base and extend innings. Coupled with their slugging percentage of 0.433, it becomes evident that the Angels possess both setting the table and producing impactful hits from their lineup. Consistently getting on base and creating power within their lineup positions them well to take on any opposing pitcher in any matchup.

Tyler Anderson, one of the Angels’ vital defensive figures, takes to the mound as their starting pitcher and excels at their defensive strategy. With a winning-loss record of 5-5 and an earned run average of 5.35 (showing the average number of earned runs he concedes over nine innings), Anderson proves his effectiveness at keeping opponents from scoring while maintaining minimal walks and hits per inning pitched (1.53) to show further this ability to contain opposing offenses.

Philadelphia Phillies Analysis

Philadelphia Phillies boast an impressive batting average of 0.26, showcasing their ability to consistently exploit gaps in opposing defenses. They’ve demonstrated their offensive prowess throughout this season by scoring 624 runs. They also made an impactful statement of power with 162 homers hit this year alone, an indicator of their prowess in hitting long balls that could instantly turn any matchup around. The Phillies’ on-base percentage of 0.327 illustrates their success at reaching base safely, placing pressure on opposing pitchers. Meanwhile, their slugging percentage of 0.434 shows they can generate extra-base hits and score runs, making them a formidable opponent and emphasizing how adeptly they exploit defensive gaps.

Michael Lorenzen is an integral piece of the Phillies pitching staff. With an impressive win-loss record of 7-8 and an earned run average of 3.69, Lorenzen shows his ability to keep opposing offenses in check by limiting earned runs conceded while simultaneously limiting walks and hits per inning pitched (1.12). All these statistics illustrate his talent at stifling opposing batting orders effectively.

Los Angeles Angels vs. Philadelphia Phillies Against the Spread

Los Angeles Angels have seen the total go under in four of their last six games, exhibiting an overall 2-5 record in seven. Additionally, the Philadelphia Phillies boast an impressive 12-3 mark against them over 15 games played; on their end, though, they boast 5-1 records in their last six and 4-1 records against American League West Division opponents, with the total going under seven consecutive times against each.

Los Angeles Angels vs. Philadelphia Phillies Free Pick

Based on a thorough analysis of the odds, team performances, and trends, the following picks are recommended for this matchup:

Moneyline: Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies hold a favored moneyline of -172, indicating their stronger position in this contest. Their recent record of 5-1 in the last six games and a promising 4-1 record in recent home games suggest they have the edge.

Spread: Angels +1.5 (-140)

The Los Angeles Angels possess a spread of +1.5 (-140), implying that if they lose by just one run, the bet still holds. Given their historical dominance against the Phillies and a recent record of 12-3 in head-to-head matchups, the Angels could keep the game close.

Total: 9.5 under (-125)

With recent trends showing that both teams have a propensity for lower-scoring games, and considering the prowess of the starting pitchers, a bet on the total going under 9.5 could be a prudent choice.

Prediction: 3-4 Los Angeles Angels win

As the Los Angeles Angels square off against the Philadelphia Phillies on the baseball diamond, fans are in store for a thrilling battle on the diamond. Tyler Anderson and Michael Lorenzen’s starting pitching performances will play an essential role in shaping the outcome, and free picks highlight them as favorite. Fans will be enthusiastic about this contest, while the Canadian live betting scene may see plenty of action.