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Angels vs. Phillies: Picks, predictions, how to watch Sunday’s game

We go over how to watch Sunday’s game between the LA Angels and Philadelphia Phillies and make some picks.

Bryce Harper #3 of the Philadelphia Phillies looks on during the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Citizens Bank Park on June 04, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images

The Los Angeles Angels and Philadelphia Phillies square off on Sunday with first pitch set for 1:35 p.m. ET. The game takes place at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia and will only be available on local TV or through an MLB.tv subscription. Los Angeles will start Patrick Sandoval (3-1, 2.70 ERA) while Philly will send Kyle Gibson (302, 3.83 ERA) to the mound.

The Angels (27-26) are seeing their season slip away right through their fingers. They have lost 10 straight games with their last win coming on May 24th. Their usual high octane offense has been non-existent of late. In the last five games, Los Angeles has been outscored 34-5. Sandoval is making his ninth start of the season. He got rocked in his last outing as he only pitched three innings and he gave up five hits and five earned runs while striking out four in a no-decision.

The Phillies (23-29) are in third place in the NL East and have gotten off their losing streak, winning three games in a row. They have won the first two games of this series, outscoring the Angels 17-2. Philly is looking for its first sweep since they took four games in a row against the Colorado Rockies in late April. Gibson will be starting his 11th game of the year. In his last outing, he pitched six innings and gave up three hits and two earned runs while striking out four.

Angels vs. Phillies

Pitchers: Patrick Sandoval vs. Kyle Gibson
First pitch: 1:35 p.m. ET
Angels local broadcast: Bally Sports SoCal
Phillies local broadcast: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Live stream: MLB.tv (subscription)

Odds, picks & predictions

Run Line: Los Angeles -1.5
Run total: 8.5
Moneyline odds: Los Angeles +105, Philadelphia -125

Moneyline pick: Phillies -125

This pick is solely on recency bias. Los Angeles is on quite the losing streak and Sandoval at least gives them a decent shot at winning. The Phils have seemingly turned a corner and are seeing their lineup perform to its ability. I think they pull off the sweep and take that momentum to their next series against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Player prop pick: Mike Trout over 1.5 total bases (+105)

Trout is in a funk right now; he admitted it last night and the stats show it, as he is hitless in his past 23 at-bats. Buy low, so to speak. He has seen Gibson well in his career, going 7-for-23 with two homers. It’s only a matter of time before this generation’s best player gets back on track.

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