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MLB BASEBALL

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Los Angeles Angels

The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Los Angeles Angels will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Angel Stadium in an interleague contest.

The Pirates will give the ball to starter Gerrit Cole in this one. Righthander Cole is 2-0 this season with a 3.75 ERA.

Cole's opponent in this one will be Jered Weaver. The Angels righthander has a 4.41 ERA to go along with a 1-3 record this season.

The Pirates were a 5-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Reds. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at +183 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors.

The Angels were a 10-9 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Mariners. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (19) was good news for OVER bettors.

Team records:
Pittsburgh: 43-30 SU
Los Angeles: 32-40 SU

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing LA Angels are 3-6
After playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing LA Angels
Pittsburgh is 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Angels's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
LA Angels are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
LA Angels are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next up:
LA Angels home to Pittsburgh, Saturday, June 22