Angels Are Expected to Take Down the Rockies in Saturday’s Meeting

โ€ข LA Angels vs. Colorado Rockies
โ€ข Saturday, June 24 at 9 PM ET
โ€ข Coors Field in Denver, Colorado

In what should be a great set of games this week, the Colorado Rockies are all set to host the Los Angeles Angels for a three-game series. With LA, there’s of course going to be plenty of focus on both Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani. However, let’s not forget that Colorado has plenty of talent on its roster as well, which should make things intriguing. With that said, the Angels are expected to take down the Rockies in Saturday’s meeting.

It goes without saying, but Trout and Ohtani are always going to be the main reason with LA figures to post a victory. These are two of the best players in the American League. Matter of fact, we can say with confidence that they’re two of the best players in the bigs, period. With Ohtani, he continues to see his AL MVP odds skyrocket, as he’s getting the job done both at the plate and at the dish.

Angels vs. Rockies oddsBovadaBetOnline ReviewBetUS ReviewGTBets Review
Angels to win-115-115-115-115
Rockies to win+125+125+125+125
Over to hit-110-110-110-110
Under to hit-110-110-110-110

With Trout, he’s hoping to keep things rocking offensively. The Rockies know they’ll need to be careful in pitching to both of these sluggers. Having said that, the Angels staff knows that they’re going to need to be careful as well. The Rockies may not be a powerhouse by any means, but they feature multiple players who can turn heads whenever they’re at the plate. That’s why this series will be an interesting one.

Per the best-rated sportsbooks, which includes the reliable Bovada review, the Angels hold -115 MLB betting odds to post a victory. As for the Rockies, they’ve been set at +125. This game is being played at Coors Field, so the folks in Denver will surely hope to make a difference in this one. It could be a tough road environment for the AL West club. However, we like the Angels for this one – we’re going with them as our pick.

The over feels like a lock for Saturday’s meeting

Leading up to the action, something tells us the over feels like a lock for Saturday’s meeting. With the Angels and Rockies, we already touched on both of these teams having plenty of power. Ohtani and Trout alone are two of the best hitters in the game. Ohtani has one of the purest swings of his generation, which is why it wouldn’t be a surprise at all to see him leave the park at least once in this series.

Both pitchers are going to have their hands full in trying to contain the opposition. The Rockies are expected to start Chase Anderson for this one. Anderson hasn’t been terrible, but he has definitely left plenty to be desired while on the bump. Thus far this campaign, he’s 0-1, with a 4.12 ERA. That’s not going to cut it, especially when he’s getting ready to take on players like Ohtani and Trout.

The Angels will likely be giving Griffin Canning the ball. Canning is 5-2 this season, sporting a 4.40 ERA. He also has 55 strikeouts to his name. What’s been a bit disappointing about Canning this year is the ERA climbing a bit. The Rockies, especially Kris Bryant, will hope to keep his allowed runs to keep on going up. He has to be careful, as Colorado will make him pay if he’s not careful with his command.

Entering the first pitch, the over/under has been set at 6.5 runs between these two teams. This feels a bit low, especially with both pitchers having ERAs north of 4.00. This could very well end up being a high-scoring affair. If Ohtani and Trout catch fire, then we really could see an entertaining showdown take place at Coors Field. With all of that said, we’re going with the over as our pick in this case. Will that happen? We’ll find out soon enough how things go down.

Rockies and Angelsto cover the over
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-110
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The Angels are hoping to get to the playoffs this fall

Looking ahead down the road, the Angels are hoping to get to the playoffs this fall. What’s going to help them is that some of the other teams in the AL Wild Card hunt are not playing like they should be. For example, it has been a very inconsistent year for the Seattle Mariners, who captured a WC spot last season. It was Seattle’s first trip to the postseason since 2001, which of course fired up their fans. Stars like Julio Rodriguez and Luis Castillo inspired the entire city with such strong play.

However, Seattle has looked rough at times, including dropping two of their last three games in the Bronx vs. the New York Yankees. With Seattle slipping, the time is now for the Angels to pick up their play and post some needed wins. With the Angels holding a 41-35 record, the oddsmakers think they have a great chance of making the postseason, giving them -150 MLB betting odds. A strong showing vs. the Rockies could be huge for this team from a confidence standpoint, no doubt about that.

Angelsto make the postseason
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Peter Lewis

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