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Los Angeles Angels Look to Capitalize on Struggling Diamondbacks Pitcher in Interleague Showdown

The Los Angeles Angels are set to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks in the second game of their interleague series out West, with the Angels looking to bounce back from a recent series loss against the Astros. The Diamondbacks, on the other hand, are coming off a split series with the Padres. This is the only series between these teams this season, with Jose Soriano (3.64 ERA) starting for the Angels and Slade Cecconi (5.66 ERA) starting for the Diamondbacks. Arizona is the betting favorite opening at -142. The game is scheduled for 9:40 EST at Chase Field in Phoenix.

Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Angels +129 | Diamondbacks -142
  • Spread: Angels +1.5 (-160) | Diamondbacks -1.5 (+138)
  • Total: Over/Under 9 (-110)
  • Based on the moneyline, the implied probability that Arizona will win straight-up is 59%.

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Los Angeles Angels

The Los Angeles Angels have climbed out of last place in the AL West, overtaking the Athletics for fourth in the division. Despite being four games behind the Astros for third, they are looking to maintain their positive momentum in their upcoming series against Arizona. Their recent win over Houston was fueled by catcher Logan O'Hoppe's two-run home run in the ninth inning. O'Hoppe boasts the team's top batting average at .269, with eight home runs and 28 RBIs. Left fielder Tyler Ward leads in power statistics with 11 home runs and 34 RBIs. First baseman Nolan Schaunel has seven home runs and 22 RBIs, and 25-year-old right-handed pitcher Jose Soriano will make his 12th start of the season in their upcoming game. Despite their struggles, the team holds a 25-40 record and is ranked 22nd in offense and 27th in defense, with an average of 3.97 runs scored and 4.94 runs allowed per game.

Arizona Diamondbacks Analysis

The Arizona Diamondbacks are currently ranked fourth in the NL West, trailing the Padres and the Giants. Despite this, they are within striking distance of moving up in the standings. Recently splitting a series with the Padres, the Diamondbacks are now focusing on their series against Los Angeles to make up ground. Key players like Ketel Marte and Christian Walker have been leading the team in hitting and RBIs. Slade Cecconi will be starting his 8th game of the season, with a record of 1-4 and an ERA of 5.66. The Diamondbacks have a power ranking of 22 and rank 8th in offense and 25th in defense. Los Angeles recently won 2 out of 3 games against Arizona.

Los Angeles Angels primed for success as underdogs against struggling Arizona pitcher

The Los Angeles Angels present a promising opportunity as slight underdogs on the road in this matchup. Their recent climb out of last place in the division signifies a strong determination to maintain their position. The Angels will be up against Arizona's Slade Cecconi, who has encountered a slow start this season with a 1-4 record and an elevated ERA of 5.66. Cecconi has demonstrated vulnerability by yielding six or more earned runs in two of his last four outings. In contrast, Angels' pitcher Soriano has displayed greater consistency with only five home runs allowed in 64 innings pitched. With Cecconi's susceptibility to home runs and the Angels' ability to capitalize on this weakness, they are poised for success on the road. It is advisable to place a bet on the Angels to emerge victorious in this contest.

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