Diamondbacks vs Angels Preview & Free Pick | Prediction [6/18/18]

Arizona (39-32) at LA Angels (38-34)
When: Monday, June 18th 2018
Where: Angel Stadium, Anaheim, CA
Time: 10:05 ET | TV: ESPN
Opening Odds: Los Angeles -116/8 


The Los Angeles Angels had been playing very well on the road this season, but hit a wall in their recently wrapped-up nine-game trek by dropping six of the last seven after taking the first two in Minnesota. The Halos return home for a brief two-game interleague battle with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night. The Angels’ bullpen has let them down the last two nights against Oakland, surrendering a lead in Saturday’s 6-4 setback and faltering again the following day. Andrew Heaney pitched brilliantly over eight innings, but the relievers allowed two runs in the ninth to tie it before falling 6-5 in 11 innings. The Diamondbacks had to settle for a split of a four-game series against the New York Mets this weekend when closer Brad Boxberger surrendered four runs and four hits – two homers – in the ninth inning of a 5-3 setback on Sunday. The D’Backs still hold a 1.5-game lead over the Dodgers in the NL West, while the Angels have fallen 9.5 back of the Houston Astros in the AL West. The stars for each team are on incredible hot streaks right now, as Arizona’s Paul Goldschmidt is 25-for-50 with six home runs over his last 12 games and the Angels’ Mike Trout is 13-for-19 with four homers over his last six.

Pitchers: Diamondbacks – Zack Greinke (5-5, 3.87 ERA) | Angels – Jaime Barria (5-2, 2.61)

Greinke will look for a bounce-back game after struggling against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday, allowing five runs on as many hits and four walks in 4.2 innings. Greinke has not completed seven innings in his last six starts and could not make it through six in either of the last two. He is facing the Angels for the first time since September of 2015, when he earned the victory after allowing three runs in six innings.


Jaime Barria had a string of five straight starts without a loss come to an end when he ran into a hot Seattle Mariners team on Tuesday. Barria was charged with three runs – two earned – and eight hits in five innings. He shutout the Texas Rangers over six innings in his previous outing on June 1st before being sent back to the minors. Barria is making his third career interleague start after picking up a win at Colorado on May 9th and losing to San Francisco on April 22nd.

Both teams had rough weekends, but the Angels still managed to keep the offense going, while Arizona’s stalled out against the Mets. The D’Backs are not as good on the road this season, going 5-11 over their last 16 away from Phoenix. I’ve been impressed with Barria so far this season and he’s been even better at home. I’ll take the Angels tonight.

Pick: Angels +100

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BETTING TRENDS:

  • Diamondbacks are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series.
  • Diamondbacks are 5-1 in their last 6 games following a loss.
  • Diamondbacks are 4-1 in their last 5 road games.
  • Diamondbacks are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
  • Diamondbacks are 8-2 in their last 10 after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Diamondbacks are 8-2 in their last 10 when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Diamondbacks are 18-7 in their last 25 when their opponent scores 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Diamondbacks are 5-2 in their last 7 games vs. a right-handed starter.
  • Diamondbacks are 7-3 in their last 10 overall.
  • Diamondbacks are 7-3 in their last 10 games on grass.
  • Diamondbacks are 17-40 in their last 57 interleague road games vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Diamondbacks are 3-8 in their last 11 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Diamondbacks are 2-7 in their last 9 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
  • Diamondbacks are 2-7 in their last 9 interleague road games.
  • Diamondbacks are 4-14 in their last 18 vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Diamondbacks are 2-8 in their last 10 interleague games vs. a right-handed starter.
  • Diamondbacks are 0-7 in their last 7 interleague road games vs. a right-handed starter.
  • Diamondbacks are 4-1 in Greinke’s last 5 starts when their opponent scores 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Diamondbacks are 22-8 in Greinke’s last 30 starts during game 1 of a series.
  • Diamondbacks are 12-5 in Greinke’s last 17 starts following a team loss in their previous game.
  • Diamondbacks are 12-5 in Greinke’s last 17 starts with 4 days of rest.
  • Diamondbacks are 11-5 in Greinke’s last 16 starts after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Diamondbacks are 2-5 in Greinke’s last 7 road starts.
  • Angels are 5-0 in their last 5 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
  • Angels are 4-0 in their last 4 home games.
  • Angels are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series.
  • Angels are 13-5 in their last 18 interleague home games.
  • Angels are 7-3 in their last 10 games vs. a right-handed starter.
  • Angels are 7-20 in their last 27 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Angels are 2-6 in their last 8 after scoring 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Angels are 1-4 in their last 5 games following a loss.
  • Angels are 1-4 in their last 5 after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Angels are 1-6 in their last 7 overall.
  • Angels are 1-6 in their last 7 games on grass.
  • Angels are 1-8 in their last 9 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
  • Angels are 0-4 in their last 4 vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Under is 4-0 in Diamondbacks last 4 interleague road games vs. a right-handed starter.
  • Under is 7-0 in Diamondbacks last 7 interleague games vs. a right-handed starter.
  • Over is 6-0-1 in Diamondbacks last 7 during game 1 of a series.
  • Over is 7-1 in Diamondbacks last 8 games vs. a right-handed starter.
  • Under is 6-1 in Diamondbacks last 7 vs. American League West.
  • Over is 5-1 in Diamondbacks last 6 Monday games.
  • Under is 5-1 in Diamondbacks last 6 interleague games vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Under is 5-1 in Diamondbacks last 6 interleague games.
  • Over is 4-1 in Diamondbacks last 5 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
  • Over is 8-3 in Diamondbacks last 11 when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Over is 7-3-1 in Diamondbacks last 11 on grass.
  • Under is 7-3 in Diamondbacks last 10 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
  • Over is 7-3-1 in Diamondbacks last 11 overall.
  • Over is 11-5 in Diamondbacks last 16 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
  • Under is 39-19-1 in Diamondbacks last 59 interleague road games vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Over is 5-0 in Greinke’s last 5 starts when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Under is 5-0 in Greinke’s last 5 interleague starts.
  • Under is 4-0 in Greinke’s last 4 starts vs. American League West.
  • Under is 5-1 in Greinke’s last 6 starts vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Under is 12-3-2 in Greinke’s last 17 starts following a team loss in their previous game.
  • Under is 3-1-1 in Greinke’s last 5 Monday starts.
  • Under is 9-3 in Greinke’s last 12 starts with 4 days of rest.
  • Under is 10-4-1 in Greinke’s last 15 starts after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Under is 7-3 in Greinke’s last 10 road starts vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Over is 6-0-1 in Angels last 7 on grass.
  • Under is 3-0-1 in Angels last 4 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Over is 4-0-1 in Angels last 5 games following a loss.
  • Over is 4-0 in Angels last 4 games vs. a right-handed starter.
  • Over is 6-0-1 in Angels last 7 overall.
  • Under is 4-0 in Angels last 4 vs. National League West.
  • Over is 4-0-1 in Angels last 5 after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Under is 11-1 in Angels last 12 interleague games vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Under is 9-1-2 in Angels last 12 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
  • Under is 13-2-2 in Angels last 17 interleague games.
  • Under is 6-1-1 in Angels last 8 home games.
  • Under is 6-1-2 in Angels last 9 interleague games vs. a right-handed starter.
  • Under is 5-1 in Angels last 6 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days.
  • Under is 5-1-2 in Angels last 8 interleague home games.
  • Over is 3-1-1 in Angels last 5 vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Under is 6-2-2 in Angels last 10 after scoring 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Under is 3-1-2 in Angels last 6 interleague home games vs. a right-handed starter.
  • Under is 17-6-2 in Angels last 25 Monday games.
  • Under is 7-3-1 in Angels last 11 when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
  • Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles.
  • Diamondbacks are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings.

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