The Los Angeles Angels ended their 14-game losing streak last night. Now they’ll take on the New York Mets looking to continue their momentum. Will the Angels finally start a series off on the right note?
Let’s see what the MLB odds tell us at the top sportsbooks! Here’s our pick and prediction for the first game of the three-game series between the New York Mets and Los Angeles Angels.
New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Angels
Friday, June 10, 2022 – 09:38 PM EDT at Angel Stadium
MLB Teams Standings
Los Angeles Angels
- The Los Angeles Angels ended their 14-game losing streak against the Red Sox last night.
- The Angels are currently 28-31 after starting the season red hot.
- It’s been an unfortunate couple of weeks for the Angels, but that win could start a new rally for the Angels.
New York Mets
- The Mets had a day off yesterday but ended up losing a three-game series to the San Diego Padres, 2-1.
- The Mets are currently 38-21 on the season.
Who Is Pitching for the Angels Today?
The starter for Los Angeles is Jhonathan Diaz. He’s a lefty with a 2-0 along with a 2.70 ERA.
However, in the last 30 days, Diaz has had a 5.71 xFIP with 17.6% of strikeouts and 11.8% of walks. He’s just been lucky with his BABIP which stands at .174.
Still, he’s earning 50% of grounders and giving up just 4.2% of line drives. That’s helped.
Who Is Pitching for the Mets Today?
On the other hand, Tylor Megill will make his return from injury for the Mets.
Megill was 4-2 with a 4.41 ERA to begin the season but hasn’t pitched in a month on a major league mound.
On the year, Megill has a 3.76 xFIP with 25.7% of strikeouts and 6.3% of walks. He was really good before his injury and should be able to get back in rhythm eventually.
Angels Lineup Analysis
- The Angels have obviously been slumping offensively.
- It looks like Mike Trout will be available for the series against the Mets but he could be out of the lineup to begin the series.
- The Angels, without Trout, have a .165 ISO and wOBA of .308.
- Without Shohei Ohtani, Max Stassi, and Jared Walsh, the lineup would look absolutely horrible.
Mets Lineup Analysis
- The Mets have been poor against lefties when it comes to power.
- With Pete Alonso and Starling Marte likely missing tonight’s game, the Mets have a .118 ISO and wOBA of .334 against lefties in the last 30 days.
- The Mets are still hitting line drives at 28.1% of the time with the projected lineup. So that’s at least something to look at.
- The Mets have also struck out just 17.2% of the time against lefties.
Mets vs. Angels: Game Prediction
Mets Lineup Against Jhonathan Diaz
These Mets stats are based on the Mets facing Diaz. Diaz has really good box score numbers to begin the season, however, the rookie has a high xFIP with high walks and low strikeouts. The Mets should be able to get to him.
Against lefties, Eduardo Escobar has been the key piece for the Mets, with a .412 ISO and wOBA of .451 against them in the last 30 days.
Oddly enough, Brandon Nimmo and Luis Guillorme have also had plenty of success against lefties, even as left-handed batters.
Angels Lineup Against Tylor Megill
Meanwhile, Tylor Megill won’t go very deep in tonight’s game. You can expect 5 innings for Megill as he tries to ramp things back up.
If Mike Trout isn’t in the lineup for the Angels tonight, Los Angeles only has three batters that can do any kind of damage. Juan Lagares, Jo Adell, Brandon Marsh, Jack Mayfield, Tyler Wade, and Andrew Velazquez, have all been absolutely awful against righties in the last 30 days against righties.
Those are rally killers and hitters that Megill should feel comfortable going up against with runners on base.
MLB Betting Pick for Today
The Mets will be our MLB pick of the day. With Diaz as the starter for the Angels, New York is the play in this one.
Don’t get too excited with the Angels earning a victory last night. This team looks absolutely lost and could be without Mike Trout, who is dealing with an injury right now as well.
New York has enough to offer against lefties to be dominant. Take them at one of our best sportsbooks.
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