The Philadelphia Phillies (74-58) host the Los Angeles Angels (63-70) on Wednesday to wrap a three-game series. The Phillies have taken the first two games of this series, and they’ll go for the sweep this afternoon. The Angels have now lost three straight, while Philly has won five in a row, a streak they’ll like to extend today.
Angels vs Phillies Betting Odds
|Team||Money Line||Run Line||Over/Under|
|Los Angeles Angels||+150||+1.5 |
|Philadelphia Phillies||-178||-1.5 |
Angels vs Phillies Match Details
Fixture: Los Angeles Angels @ Philadelphia Phillies
Date & Time: Wednesday, August 30, 1:05 p.m. EDT
Venue: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA
Cristopher Sanchez gets the start tonight for the Phillies. The left-hander comes in with a 2-3 record, 3.33 ERA and 1.01 WHIP through 13 starts. Sanchez has been a lot better on the road, but the Angels’ offense is cold right now, and they’re without superstar Mike Trout. The Phillies have won each of Sanchez’s last four starts, so they have to be very confident entering today’s contest.
The Angels’ Reid Detmers toes the slab for the visitors this afternoon. The southpaw is 3-10, with a 5.03 ERA in 23 outings. Detmers has been shaky all year, and he’s allowed 18 earned runs in his past four starts. In one of these four starts, he tossed 7 1/3 shutout innings, but he’s also given up seven runs on two separate occasions out of these previous four games. The Phillies’ offense is red-hot, averaging over seven runs in their past seven, and they have the sixth-best OPS versus lefties. Detmers will have a tough matchup ahead of him today, so he’ll need to be on his ‘A’ game.
Los Angeles Angels vs. Philadelphia Phillies Betting Prediction
The Angels have had an awful second half, and injuries, along with bad pitching are to blame. The Phillies are getting hot at the right time, and they’ve now extended their lead to five games for the first Wild Card spot. Philly is rolling, and they should beat up on Detmers at home today. Expect them to win and cover here to complete the sweep.