|MLB Cardinals vs. Angels Picks & Predictions for July 2, 2013|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Tuesday, 02 July 2013 15:35|
Cardinals vs. Angels Free Pick
ANAHEIM, CA (ATS Consultants) - Albert Pujols will face his former team tonight when the Angels host the Cardinals at 10:05PM ET. Will Pujols get the best of his former teammates tonight?
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Angels are -125 money line favorites over the Cardinals, who are +115 on the ML. With Lance Lynn set to face Jered Weaver, the over/under total is currently sitting at 9 runs.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Angels opened as -130 money line favorites but their odds have dropped to -125, while the Cardinals are now +115 after opening at +120. St. Louis enters play with a 49-32 overall record and is 27-16 on the road, while the Angels are 39-43 overall and 20-23 at home.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 53% of the betting public currently favors St. Louis. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most updated numbers.
MLB FREE PICK: Take Los Angeles. According to latest MLB trends, St. Louis is 2-6 last 8 overall, 2-7 last 9 interleague games and 1-5 in Lynn's last 6 starts after scoring 5 runs or more in their previous game. LA Angels are 5-0 last 5 following a win, 18-5 last 23 following an off day, 39-13 in Weaver's last 51 starts as a favorite and 15-7 in Weaver's last 22 starts with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
Albert Pujols takes on his old team for the first time since signing with the Angels in 2012. St. Louis sends Lance Lynn (10-2, 3.52 ERA) to the mound against the red-hot Angels, who have won six straight. Lynn is coming off allowing four runs in 7 2/3 innings at Houston on June 26. He also walked four and that's been an issue for Lynn, who has walked 12 in his last four starts. He's also posted a 5.79 ERA in his last three starts. Lynn has never faced the Angels and has a 1-1 record with a 4.70 ERA in seven career interleague games. Jered Weaver (1-4, 4.15 ERA) had not pitched wellsince coming off the disabled list until his last start when he allowed just one run in seven innings last Thursday against Detroit. He has a 13-4 record with a 2.61 ERA in interleague play. The Angels should get Mike Trout back after he missed his first game all season due to a sore hamstring on Sunday. The Angels still swept Houston and also swept Detroit in back-to-back series. Look for the Angels to continue their winning ways with Weaver back in fine form.
MLB FREE PICK: LOS ANGELES ANGELS -125