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Diamondbacks favored to win in matchup against Angels as Brandon Pfaadt looks to redeem himself

The 2024 Major League Baseball season continues on Thursday, June 13th, with the Los Angeles Angels facing off against the Arizona Diamondbacks in an interleague battle at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. Arizona took the opener of the three-game series 9-4, with the middle game excluded from analysis. The Diamondbacks are -175 moneyline favorites for the closer, with a total of 8.5 runs shaded to the under. Griffin Canning (ERA: 4.65) will start for the Angels and Brandon Pfaadt (ERA: 4.6) will start for the Diamondbacks. Arizona is the betting favorite, opening at -175 and currently listed at -177.

Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Angels +156 | Diamondbacks -177
  • Spread: Angels +1.5 (-139) | Diamondbacks -1.5 (+120)
  • Total: Over/Under 8.5 (-110)
  • Based on the moneyline, the implied probability that Arizona will win straight-up is 64%.

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Los Angeles Angels

The Los Angeles Angels suffered a 9-4 defeat at Chase Field, dropping their season record to 25-41. Despite mustering 11 hits, they gave up 15 in return and have struggled to score more than five runs in their recent outings. The Angels rank 21st in runs scored per game and 17th in OPS. On the pitching side, they have a concerning ERA, WHIP, and batting average against. Griffin Canning will start Thursday's game and has improved after a rough April. The team is currently ranked 21st in offense, 27th in defense, and has a power ranking of 29.

Arizona Diamondbacks Analysis

The Arizona Diamondbacks are currently 32-35 on the season after securing their second consecutive win and seventh victory in ten games against the Angels on Tuesday. They are fourth in the NL West, trailing the Los Angeles Dodgers by nine and a half games and just half a game behind the final wild card spot in the National League. In June, the Diamondbacks have been hitting well with a .289/.363/.472 slash line, including 23 extra-base hits and 13 home runs in 356 at-bats. However, their pitching has been struggling with a 5.83 ERA, 1.58 WHIP, and a .285 batting average against this month. Brandon Pfaadt will be starting on Thursday, with a 2-5 record, 4.60 ERA, and a recent performance of 13 earned runs in 18.1 innings over his last three starts. The Diamondbacks currently have a power ranking of 19, ranking 8th in offense and 25th in defense, and they recently won two out of three games against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Brandon Pfaadt Looks to Redeem Himself as Diamondbacks Favored in Matchup Against Angels

The upcoming game between the Angels and Diamondbacks presents an opportunity for Brandon Pfaadt to redeem himself after struggling in his recent starts. The Angels have struggled against right-handed pitchers this month, with a .550 OPS and 61 wRC+. In comparison, the Diamondbacks have excelled with a .761 OPS and 120 wRC+ against right-handed pitchers in June. The Diamondbacks have also shown success against Griffin Canning, going 6-for-28 with a home run and four walks. Given the offensive strengths of the Diamondbacks and the recent performance of both bullpens, I believe Arizona is the favored team to win against the runline. Despite the Diamondbacks bullpen's higher ERA and FIP, they have managed to secure wins, unlike the Angels bullpen with a 5.72 ERA and 5.40 FIP.

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