The San Diego Padres were shut out in their series opener with the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday, harming their cause of getting into the October playoffs as a Wild Card team. While the Angels find themselves out of playoff contention, they appear content to play the role of spoiler for this in-state opponent. But the Padres are still on the hunt for the postseason and look to have a better showing on Wednesday.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Preview: Heating Up
The Los Angeles Angels have been playing some good baseball of late despite the fact that they have been all but eliminated from playoff contention. Los Angeles has won six of its last nine baseball games, including two straight against the Padres dating back to their previous two-game series. For the Angels, their pitching situation will go a long way toward determining how things shake out on Wednesday.
Los Angeles has yet to decide on a starter for their Wednesday matchup with the Padres, meaning that we could see the bullpen get a lot of action. Against an offense that has the explosive capabilities of the San Diego Padres, too much Bullpen could definitely be a bad thing. But if the pitching staff performs the way it did on Tuesday, the Angels could score a second straight win against San Diego.
San Diego Padres Betting Preview: Need to Put It Together
The San Diego Padres have struggled this season to put their game together at the same time. When the hitting has been there, the pitching hasn’t always followed, and vice versa. Tuesday’s game was a great example of that, as the Padres only gave up four runs to the Angels but were shut out to create another disappointing loss and blow to their playoff hopes.
On Wednesday, Yu Darvish will look to do his part to help the Padres put things together as they try and make a playoff push. Darvish hasn’t been great this season, with a losing record of 7-9 on the year and an ERA just over 4.00 on the season. If the Padres are going to get another much-needed win, Darvish is going to need to set the tone for them.
The bats for the Padres will also need to wake up if they are going to make the playoffs this year. San Diego has been held under five runs in five of their last six games. If that doesn’t change soon, they could fall out of the Wild Card race in a hurry.
Angels vs. Padres Betting Odds & Lines
Betting odds are hard to come by for this matchup between the Los Angeles Angels and San Diego Padres, as bookmakers appear to be waiting to find out who is going to take the mound for the Angels on Wednesday.
Free Betting Pick
The San Diego Padres should be able to take care of business against the Angels today, especially with the pitching uncertainty that Los Angeles is facing heading into this one. Once betting lines are available, the run line is a good option for Padre's backers today, as they should win big if they are going to win.