The Pittsburgh Pirates and Los Angeles Angels play the first of their three game set tonight in Los Angeles. Gerrit Cole will toe the rubber for the Pirates while Jered Weaver starts for the Angels. Check MLB odds at Bovada sportsbook.
The Pirates enter having one six of their last ten. They turn to Gerrit Cole today who will be making his third career start. He comes in winning his first two matchups, obtaining a 3.75 ERA and 1.17 WHIP. This will be his first start on the road. In 12 innings pitched he has surrendered 14 hits and five earned runs while striking out three. In his last matchup against the Dodgers, he threw 5 2/3 innings giving up seven hits and three earned runs. The Pirates are 3.5 games back of the Cardinals for first place in the Central.
The Angels enter 32-40 and having won 5 of their last ten. They are 9.5 games back of Oakland in the AL West. They turn to Jared Weaver tonight who enters with a 1-3 record and 4.41 ERA to go with a 1.30 WHIP. He has lost his last two starts, going just six innings against New York five days ago, giving up seven hits and five earned runs while walking four. He also lost the previous start in Baltimore last just 5 2/3 innings while surrendering six hits and four earned runs. The Angels are 19-20 at home this season.
I think Weaver will turn it around today, however I like how Cole has looked in his first couple starts. I’ll side with the under in this matchup at the sportsbooks.