Jul 6, 2022, 12:16 pm ET in MLB
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Expert Top Pick of the Day: Los Angeles Angels vs. Miami Marlins 

Expert Top Pick of the Day: Los Angeles Angels vs. Miami Marlins 

The Los Angeles Angels remain fourth in the AL West Division. However, with a 37-45 season record, they have proven incapable of finding streaks of successful results in their latest performances. With one loss already against their rivals, the Angels are all set to head to Marlins Park and face Miami again this afternoon. 

Miami’s story is quite like that of the Angels. The Marlins are now fourth in the NL East Division. The balance for Miami currently stands at 39 wins and 40 defeats. They are now looking to balance their numbers to the positive end and will attempt to do so with a second straight win against the Angles today.  

Los Angeles Angels vs. Miami Marlins Schedule

  • Date: Wednesday, July 6, 2022
  • Time: 06:40 PM EDT
  • Location: Marlins Park, Miami, FL

Trout’s Angels to Put Defeat Streak Behind Them

The Angels had already taken a few recent hits, starting last week when they faced the Houston Astros in Texas. With an 8-1 loss followed by a 9-1 beating, the Angels could not respond while dropping two straight games against Houston.

A recent 2-1 defeat at Miami brought the Angels’ count to four straight games without a victory. If the Angels plan to displace the Texas Rangers from third place in the AL West, they must start reversing their recent numbers. 

Mike Trout remains one of the leaders on the field for the Angels. Trout is now standing with a .273 batting average and 23 home runs. In pitching, Shohei Ohtani has added seven wins and 101 strikeouts. 

Chisholm’s Marlins After Their Seventh Straight Win

The Marlins might not be anywhere near becoming a top seed soon. However, Miami delivered a series of solid games at Washington to surpass the Nationals and sweep them 4-0.

This last series helped them win against the Cardinals before the start of the series at Washington. The recent win against the Angels has allowed Miami to rise again. With Philly just four wins away, Miami is certain they can still climb up in the standings. 

Jazz Chisholm Jr. has remained Miami’s leader in batting. Chisholm is now standing with 14 home runs and 45 runs batted in. Sandy Alcantara has also dominated pitching with a 1.82 earned run average, nine wins, and 107 strikeouts.  

Los Angeles Angels vs. Miami Marlins Odds Comparison

The Marlins are not yet ready to let go of a solid winning streak. For Los Angeles, the total has gone under in 14 of their last 20 games. As for Miami, the total has also gone under in five of their previous seven games. 

  • DraftKings has the Angels at -165, and the game total is 7. 
  • FanDuel has the Angels at -162, and the total is 7. 
  • Caesars has the Angels at -160, and the game total is 7.

Godds Pick or Prediction of the Game

The Angels are committed to turning their season around. They must now trust that a 16-22 road record will prove sufficient to surpass the Marlins today. Moreover, a 2-1 defeat in their last game against Miami did not confirm the Marlins are entirely dominant. 

As for the Marlins, the hosts will begin tonight’s game with a 20-16 home record. Still, for the Marlins, today’s game is about pursuing their seventh straight win. With home advantage on their side, Miami seems to be the right pick for tonight’s game despite the Angels leading in the odds. 

Godds Pick/Prediction: The Marlins to win and the under hits.