Cincinnati Reds vs Los Angeles Angels 8-21-2023

Cincinnati Reds vs Los Angeles Angels 8/21/2023 Game Forecast, Odds and Tips

Cincinnati Reds (64-60) vs Los Angeles Angels (61-64)

Cincinnati Reds vs Los Angeles Angels 8/21/2023 – This year, the Reds were among the best tales in baseball, but a recent slump in performance left them in third place in the NL Central and in need of a change in strategy. They have a record of 4-6 over their last ten games, and even though they are still four matches behind the Brewers, they are aware that time and opportunity are rapidly running out. Despite the fact that they will be traveling for this game, they have a chance to beat a failing squad and return to their winning ways.

 

The Angels are still hovering around .500, but their recent performance saw them slipping further and further behind the division and Wild Card leaders. Given that Houston is also in the running for the division title and they are 11.5 games behind the Rangers, it seems like a lot to expect them to catch any of those teams. They are at least inside a single-game lead in the Wild Card race, but they still have work to do. For insights and predictions, consider checking out free daily MLB picks.

Reds vs. Angels Game Info

When: Monday, August 21, 2023 9:38 PM ET
Where: Angel Stadium of Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports SoCal
Stream: MLB.TV

Graham Ashcraft (6-8, ERA: 4.89) vs Lucas Giolito (7-9, ERA: 4.44)

The Reds’ righty Graham Ashcraft will start this game and is expected to set the tone for the entire series. He comes in with a 6-8 record and a 4.89 ERA, all of which are underwhelming. He improved significantly during his last nine games and made significant progress this season. Over that time, he allowed more than three runs twice, and in five of the nine starts, he only gave up one run or less. He’s heating up in time, so maintaining that momentum into Monday night is essential.

 

This one will get underway with Lucas Giolito. The righty established a reputation for himself in recent seasons, but he had trouble maintaining that consistency this year. He begins the game with similar season stats as Ashcraft, including a losing record (7-9), a 4.44 ERA, and a losing record. He had more difficulty as the season went on, in contrast to his opponent’s pitcher in this one. He gave up four runs in his most recent outing, but in only his last six, he gave up at least eight runs twice.

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati Reds +108, Total Odds: 9

The Reds should win this game outright and be favorites to cover the spread. They have the pitching advantage since Giolito went the other way while Ashcroft continued to display great stuff over the past few months. It’s troubling that the Angels won’t have enough seasoned options to produce runs this week with all the injury issues they continue to have. The Reds have their own issues, but with their offensive leaders healthy and ready to go and a winning road record.

 

Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends

The total went UNDER in 12 of Cincinnati’s last 15 matches. The Cincinnati Reds are 5-12 SU in their last 17 matches. The Cincinnati Reds are 2-5 SU in their last 7 matches against LA Angels. The total went OVER in 5 of Cincinnati’s last 7 matches on the road. The Cincinnati Reds are 0-6 SU in their last 6 matches on the road against LA Angels.

 

Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends

The total went OVER in 5 of the LA Angels’ last 6 matches. The LA Angels are 5-13 SU in their last 18 matches. The total went UNDER in 4 of LA Angels’ last 6 matches against Cincinnati. The total went OVER in 4 of the LA Angels’ last 5 matches at home.

 

Cincinnati Reds vs Los Angeles Angels 8/21/2023 Betting Picks

The total went UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati’s last 5 matches against an opponent in the American League. The Cincinnati Reds are 9-1 SU in their last 10 matches against an American League West Division opponent. The LA Angels are 6-0 SU in their last 6 matches when playing at home against Cincinnati. The LA Angels are 6-12 SU in their last 18 matches against an opponent in the National League. The total went OVER in 4 of the LA Angels’ last 5 matches played in August. For more insights and predictions, consider checking out premium sports picks.

Free Pick and Prediction: Cincinnati Reds will win 6-5.

 

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