Cincinnati Reds vs Los Angeles Angels 8-22-2023

Cincinnati Reds vs Los Angeles Angels 8/22/2023 Game Preview, Tips and Odds

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

Cincinnati Reds vs Los Angeles Angels 8/22/2023 – On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Angels are set to face the Cincinnati Reds, following the postponement of Monday’s game. Positioned at 4th place in the AL West, the Angels hold a record of 61-64. Their recent performance reflects a moderate success rate, with victories in four out of their last ten games. However, in their most recent match on Saturday, the Angels suffered a heavy 18-4 defeat against the Rays. They have maintained a 32-30 record when playing on their home turf.


In terms of offensive performance, the Angels have managed to achieve an average of 4.8 runs per game, placing them 9th in the MLB rankings.


Despite a seemingly aggressive trade deadline approach by the Los Angeles team, a closer look at the standings dispels the notion that they are solidly in contention for the postseason. The Angels find themselves nearly 10 games behind the final wild-card spot. The primary stumbling block for the Angels has been their pitching, both in the bullpen and starting rotation. An effort was made to address this issue by acquiring Lucas Giolito from the White Sox. However, his performance in four starts has been contrary to expectations, as he has conceded 24 hits and 19 runs in just 21.0 innings with the team. Consequently, the Angels have only managed a 1-3 record in those games.

Reds vs. Angels Game Info

When: Tuesday, August 22, 2023, 9:38 PM ET
Where: Angel Stadium of Anaheim, CA
Stream: MLB.TV

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

On Tuesday, Graham Ashcraft will start and try to change that. He has been outstanding lately, with a 2.17 ERA over his last nine outings, dating back to June 30. Even so, the Reds have dropped his previous three starts. Cincinnati needs a victory, and one ought to be possible given Ashcraft’s recent pitching performance. In his 24th start, Ashcraft (6-8, 4.89 ERA) is involved. Through 127 IP, he has a 1.40 WHIP, 3.4 BB/9, and 6.4 K/9. On Tuesday, his previous start against the Cleveland Guardians resulted in a defeat with 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 H, 2 BB, and 2 Ks.


For the Los Angeles Angels, Lucas Giolito will make his 26th start in the circle. With 142 innings pitched this season, Giolito has a record of 7-9. Giolito has a 4.44 ERA and 150 strikeouts. In his most recent start, Giolito went 6 innings while surrendering 4 earned runs on 7 hits. Five runs are scored against the LA Angels per game. Giolito makes his 26th start (7-9, 4.44 ERA). Through 142 IP with the Angels and Chicago White Sox, he has a 1.28 WHIP, 3.2 BB/9, and 9.5 K/9 ratio. On Tuesday, his most recent start against the Texas Rangers resulted in a defeat, 6 IP, 4 ER, 7 H, 2 BB, and 5 Ks. His home splits 2023 were as follows: 4-2, 2.62 ERA (68 2/3 IP, 20 ER), 8 HR, 0.90 WHIP, .184 OBA in 11 starts.


MLB Odds/Point Spread: LA Angels -132, MLB Totals: 9.0

Neither of these pitching staffs is known for shutting down opponents, and both offenses have scoring potential. Therefore, the side with a higher chance of victory will prevail in an evenly-matched conflict. With a 33-27 record as visitors, the Reds have a superior record and more victories away from home. That outperforms the Angels, who are 32-30 at home and have a losing record. Los Angeles has also lost the first game of five straight series. Despite being younger, the Reds are more successful. This contest should be another crucial one in the competitive NL playoff race.


Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends

The Cincinnati Reds are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games against the Angels.
The total went OVER in 5 of Cincinnati’s last 7 road matches.
Cincinnati is 0-6 SU in their last 6 games on the road against the Los Angeles Angels.
The total stayed UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati’s last 5 games with an opponent in the AL.


Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends

The total stayed UNDER in 4 of the LA Angels’ last 6 games against the Reds.
The total went OVER in 4 of the Angels’ last 5 games at home.
Los Angeles Angels are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games at home against Cincinnati.
The Angels are 6-12 SU in their last 18 games with an opponent in the National League.


Cincinnati Reds vs Los Angeles Angels 8/22/2023 Betting Picks

Backing the ANGELS (-132) in this interleague series opener seems like a prudent choice, primarily due to Giolito’s strong performance on his home turf this season. Although most of his impressive outings were with the White Sox, a team that faced significant struggles throughout the season, Giolito has already showcased his prowess in a single home start with the Halos. In this instance, he permitted just 3 earned runs and 3 hits over 6 innings on August 8 against the San Francisco Giants.


On the other hand, opting for the Reds +1.5 (-190) as an insurance measure would entail a nearly twofold sacrifice of your potential earnings. This level of risk appears disproportionate to the potential reward. A straight-up approach is more advisable if you’re inclined toward supporting Cincinnati.


Recent trends suggest that the Under has dominated in 4 out of the last 5 games overall for the Reds and maintains a 12-3 record in the 15 matchups dating back to August 3. Conversely, the Over has succeeded in 5 of the last 6 games overall for the Angels. Additionally, the Angels have tended to engage in higher-scoring games, with 5 out of their last 6 matches at Angel Stadium resulting in higher scores. For insights on today’s games, check out free baseball picks today.

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