Angels vs. Nationals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Wednesday, April 12, 2023

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Angels vs. Nationals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, April 12, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Los Angeles Angels (6-5) host the Washington Nationals (4-8) Wednesday to close out a three-game series. The Angels are favored (-171) to win the rubber match, which starts at 4:07 PM ET from Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

Griffin Canning takes the mound for Los Angeles while MacKenzie Gore is Washington’s starter for the contest.

Angels vs. Nationals Odds

  • Angels odds to win: -171
  • Nationals odds to win: +145
  • Spread: Angels -1.5
  • Total: 9 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2023
  • Time: 4:07 PM ET
  • TV: MLB Network

Who Will Win Angels vs. Nationals?

Angels and Nationals Betting Trends

The Angels have a 5-4 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 55.6% of those games).

When playing as moneyline favorites with odds of -171 or shorter, Los Angeles has gone 3-2 (60%).

The Nationals have entered the game as underdogs 12 times this season and won four, or 33.3%, of those games.

Washington has entered eight games this season as the underdog by +145 or more and is 2-6 in those contests.

The Angels have played in 11 games with an over/under set, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total five times (5-4-2).

The Nationals’ games have gone over the total in six of their 12 chances.

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Angels Stats & Insights

The Angels are the fifth-highest scoring team in the majors, averaging 5.6 runs per game (62 total).

Los Angeles averages 1.5 home runs per game to rank fifth in baseball with 17 total home runs.

The Angels’ .238 batting average ranks 20th in the majors.

Los Angeles’ 8.5 strikeouts per game rank 12th in MLB.

The 8.4 strikeouts per nine innings put together by the Angels pitching staff ranks 19th in MLB.

Los Angeles has a 3.86 team ERA that ranks seventh among all MLB pitching staffs.

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Nationals Stats & Insights

The Nationals rank 23rd in the league with 46 total runs scored this season.

Washington has hit just five homers this season, which ranks 29th in the majors.

The Nationals’ .258 batting average ranks 11th in the league this season.

Washington is one of the best teams in baseball at making contact this season, ranking fourth with an average of 6.8 strikeouts per game.

The Nationals strike out just 6.9 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, which ranks 29th in MLB.

Washington has pitched to a 5.06 ERA this season, which ranks 21st in baseball.

Angels Key Players to Watch

Canning will take the mound to start for the Angels, his first this season.

Mike Trout has been key for Los Angeles with 11 hits, an OBP of .451 plus a slugging percentage of .564.

Hunter Renfroe is batting .268 with an OBP of .375 and a slugging percentage of .537 this season.

Taylor Ward is slashing .311/.404/.467 this season for the Angels.

Shohei Ohtani has 12 hits and an OBP of .417 to go with a slugging percentage of .575 this season.

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Nationals Key Players to Watch

The Nationals will send Gore to the mound for his third start of the season.

Alex Call has collected a team-high seven runs batted in.

Victor Robles’ .389 batting average paces his team.

Lane Thomas is batting .319 with two doubles and four walks.

Stone Garrett has two doubles, a home run and two walks while hitting .583.

Angels and Nationals Injuries

Angels: Max Stassi: 10 Day IL (Hip ), Jared Walsh: 10 Day IL (Headaches), Griffin Canning: 15 Day IL (Groin), Chris Rodriguez: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Jose Marte: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Davis Daniel: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

Nationals: Ildemaro Vargas: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Corey Dickerson: 10 Day IL (Calf), Israel Pineda: 10 Day IL (Finger), Carter Kieboom: 10 Day IL (Finger), Stephen Strasburg: 60 Day IL (Ribs/shoulder), Tanner Rainey: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Cade Cavalli: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Victor Arano: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Luis Garcia: day-to-day (Hamstring)

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Angels vs. Nationals Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Angels 5, Nationals 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 9 runs
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