He miami marlins (25-26) and angels of los angeles (28-23) opens a 3-game set on Friday at Angel Stadium. The first launch is scheduled for 9:38 pm ET. Let’s analyze the BetMGM Sportsbook lines around the Marlins vs. Angels odd and make our expert MLB picks and predictions for the best bets.
Season Series: First Meeting; Angels won last season’s series 3-1
The Marlins lost 7-6 as a -117 favorite to the Colorado Rockies on Thursday. Miami scored 4 runs to tie Colorado in the top of the 9th inning, before finally losing for the 4th time in their last 5 games on a walkoff single in the bottom of the inning.
The Angels won 7-3 as a +101 home underdog against the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday. Los Angeles has won 4 games in a row and 6 of 7.
Marlins at Angels projected starters
LHP Jesus Luzardo against LHP Reid Detmers
Luzardo (3-3, 3.83 ERA) is making his 11th start. He has a 1.37 WHIP, 2.9 BB/9 and 10.1 K/9 in 56 1/3 innings.
- Last outing: Loss, 5 IP, 6 ER, 6 H, 1 BB, 8 K in a 7-5 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Sunday
- Career vs Angels: 0-0, 1.64 ERA (11 IP, 2 ER), 5 H, 1 HR, 2 BB, 17 K in 1 start and 4 relief appearances
Detmers (0-3, 4.87 ERA) is making his ninth start. He has a 1.43 WHIP, 3.8 BB/9 and 11.7 K/9 in 40 2/3 innings.
- Last outing: No decision, 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 2 H, 3 BB, 12 K in a 5-4 win against the Minnesota Twins last Friday
- First career start against the Marlins
Marlins vs. Angels odds
Provided by BetMGM Sportsbook; access the USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a complete list. The lines were last updated at 11:32 am ET.
- Money Line (ML): Marlins +120 (bet $100 to win $120) | Angels -145 (bet $145 to win $100)
- Run line (RL)/Against the spread (ATS): Billfish +1.5 (-165) | Angels -1.5 (+140)
- More/Less (O/U):8 (O: -115 | U: -105)
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Marlins picks and predictions at Angels
Angels 4, Marlins 3
BET ANGELS (-145).
The Angels have won 4 in a row and are 13-4 in their last 17 at home against teams with a losing record. The Marlins are 1-6 in their last 7 against left-handed starters and are coming off a demoralizing loss to the Rockies last time out. The Angels dominated the Marlins last season and should do it again in this series opener.
Running line/Against the spread
The Marlins have been losing games, but their last 2 losses were by just 1 run. Miami +1.5 (-165) should hit the mark, but there’s no need to pay the ultimate price on the run line when the Angels’ money line is the best play. Bet on the LA money line and/or the total instead.
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BET MINOR 8 (-105).
The Under are 4-1 in Miami’s last 5 games after scoring 5 or more runs last time out and are 4-1 in their last 5 against left-handed starters.
The Under have hit in 4 of Los Angeles’ last 5 games and should be hitting again on Friday when the Marlins offense returns to Earth after exploding for 4 runs in the ninth inning at Colorado on Thursday.
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