Baltimore Orioles vs. Los Angeles Angels Odds & Pick: August 27th 2010

Touthouse HandicappersSenior Writer IAugust 27, 2010

Baltimore Orioles vs. Los Angeles Angels
Pick: Los Angeles Angels -137 odds
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At 10:05 pm, our complimentary selection is on the Los Angeles Angels over the Baltimore Orioles. The magic that new Manager Buck Showalter seemed to bring to this Orioles team immediately upon taking over the reigns from Juan Samuel on August 3 seems to be waning a bit. Ironically, it was a three-game sweep against this Angels squad that started Showalter’s career in Baltimore orange and black, however with their loss at the hands of the White Sox on Thursday night, the O’s are now just 3-6 in their last nine games and now they travel to the West coast to face the team from Anaheim for the second series of the season, and first at the Angels ball park. Last season, the Angels started young righthander Trevor Bell in their rotation in August where he appeared for four starts before switching to the bullpen for four more appearances and the result was a mostly forgettable rookie campaign. This season, after appearing 15 times out of the bullpen, with mixed results, Los Angeles put Bell back into the rotation, where he’s found a little bit more success. The one thing he doesn’t have so far in 2010 is a start at home, but that should change tonight with Bell scheduled to get his fifth start of the season in front of the Anaheim faithful. Brad Bergesen will start for the Orioles, and with their 8-0 shutout at the hands of the White Sox, the O’s have only managed to score 23 runs in their last eight road games. Take the Angels. As always, good luck…Al McMordie.