Los Angeles Angels at Philadelphia Phillies 6/20/2008
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Los Angeles Angels (43-30) at Philadelphia Phillies (42-32)
Friday, 7:05 pm Eastern
SBG Global Opening Line: Phillies – 120 , Total 9.5 Under -115
Two division leaders begin a three-game series on Friday as the Philadelphia Phillies host the Los Angeles Angels. The Phillies lead the National League East but have dropped three straight series overall. They were shut down in their last two games against the Boston Red Sox. The Angels lead the American League West but they have lost their last two series. They lost 5-4 in 10 innings on Wednesday as closer Francisco Rodriguez blew a save. He had converted his last 25 straight chances before blowing the save on Wednesday. SBG Global reports that early MLB betting has the public taking Angels on the Road.
The Angels send Ervin Santana to the mound on Friday. He is 8-3 with a 3.40 ERA t his season but did not pitch well in his last start, allowing six runs and nine hits. He has never faced the Phillies in his career.
Philadelphia will be going with Adam Eaton on Friday. He is 2-4 with a 4.57 ERA this season. He has started four times in his career against the Angels and has a 2-1 record with a 6.52 ERA. This is the beginning of a nine-game road trip for the Angels. They have the best road record in baseball at 21-12.
Here are the MLB betting stats for Friday’s game. The Angels are 5-1 in their last 6 road games. The Angels are 5-2 in their last 7 games as a road underdog.
The Angels are 20-9 in their last 29 Interleague games. The Angels are 2-5 in their last 7 vs. the National League East. The Angels are 5-11 in Santana’s last 16 starts as a road underdog. The Angels are 2-5 in Santana’s last 7 starts.
SBG Global Current Line: Phillies – 120 , Total 9.5 Under -115
The Phillies are 18-5 in their last 23 Friday games. The Phillies are 17-7 in their last 24 games as a home favorite. The Phillies are 1-4 in their last 5 Interleague home games. The Phillies are 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Phillies are 1-5 in their last 6 Interleague games vs. a right-handed starter.
The Phillies are 4-0 in Eaton’s last 4 starts as a home favorite.
The Under is 7-1 in the Angels last 8 Friday games. The Under is 6-2-1 in the Angels last 9 games as an underdog. The Under is 14-5-2 in the Angels last 21 road games. The Over is 11-3-2 in Santana’s last 16 starts as a road underdog. The Under is 9-3-1 in Santana’s last 13 starts overall.
The Under is 6-0 in the Phillies last 6 vs. the American League West. The Over is 5-1 in the Phillies last 6 Interleague games as a favorite. The Under is 12-4 in the Phillies last 16 overall. The Under is 5-2 in the Phillies last 7 home games. The Under is 6-0 in Eaton’s last 6 starts as a home favorite.
The Under is 14-3-1 in Eaton’s last 18 starts overall.
Pick: Take the Phillies -120 3units
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