Money Line: -135.00 LA Angels (Home)
We’ve got a rather ugly pitching matchup for Tuesday’s opener as Madison Bumgarner and Julio Teheran are a combined 0-7 this year. These are two former All Stars! The numbers of both indicate they each probably deserve to be winless, although Teheran did pitch well against San Diego (highest scoring team in the league) two starts ago and Bumgarner has been a bit better since returning from injury. Still, I favor Teheran as he’s gone 4-1 with a 2.47 ERA in his career vs. Arizona.
The D’backs are in last place in the NL West with no shot of making the playoffs. Their -49 run differential is the 2nd worst in the National League right now. They’ve lost seven of nine including two in a row to a bad Seattle team over the weekend. Over those L9 games, Arizona has scored 4 runs or less seven times, so that’s another reason to like Teheran’s chances here. The D’backs are just 6-18 on the road, averaging 3.4 runs per game with a team batting average of .214. 10* LA Angels