San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Angels, first game of the series, the Padres need to keep winning games at home after leaving a terrible losing streak of 10 games before the series against the Phillies. The Angels also come to this series with few victories in the last 10 games, the last series on the road was a defeat.
San Diego Padres: Our record does not improve.
At home the Padres have not been able to win games this season, 22 wins and 37 losses with 37.3% effectiveness. They are the worst numbers of the Padres in the last 5 years. Prior to the series against the Phillies, the Padres had accumulated 10 home losses, were swept by the Giants, Diamondbacks, Cubs and lost the series against the Dodgers 3-1. The previous series was against the Phillies and the Padres won 2-1.
Clayton Richard will open this series for the Padres with 7 wins and 10 losses in the 2018 season. Richard is a 10-year MLB veteran, most of his career has been with the Padres, last year was a grim season with 8-15 and his best year was in 2010 with 14-9. The Padres at home are scoring an average of 3.90 runs per game, 7.73 hits and 0.90 homeruns.
Los Angeles Angels: We know how to take advantage of weaknesses.
Los Angeles knows that the weak point of the Padres is defensive, since the Padres at home are allowing an average of 5.03 runs to the visitors, and the Angels score up to 4.55 runs per game. The Angels started the season on the road well, 11 victories in the first 12 games on the road, but later they could not keep the record and currently fell 46.4% effective, with 26 wins and 30 losses.
Andrew Heaney, 5 years in the MLB, four of those five have been with the Angels, this season Heaney has 7 wins and 7 losses, being one of his most stable years with professional and until now the best with the Angels. On the road the Angels are scoring 4.55 runs, 8.75 hits, 1.29 homeruns, and pitchers deliver 8.25 strike outs.
My Free Pick & Prediction for San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Angels 13/8/2018 is: Take the OVER 8.0 (TOTALS)
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