Free MLB Picks Today: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs Arizona Diamondbacks 6/30/23

Free MLB Picks Today: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs Arizona Diamondbacks 6/30/23
Fri 30th June 2023

The Arizona Diamondbacks (48-34) take one of the highest-scoring offenses in the National League on the road to face the Los Angeles Angels (44-39), one of the best lineups in the AL, to open a three-game Interleague series.

The Diamondbacks won only one out of three in their last series against the Rays, dropping the finale 6-1 on Thursday at Chase Field. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. was 1 for 3 with a solo home run.

The Angels are amid a seven-game homestand. They split their last series against the White Sox, dropping the finale 9-7 on Thursday at Angel Stadium in Anaheim. Shohei Ohtani went 1 for 3 with a home run and two RBIs.

Mike Trout went 3 for 5 with a double and one run. The teams are meeting for the first time since June 13, 2021, when the Angels finished off a three-game series sweep with a 10-3 victory at Chase Field.


Tommy Henry (4-1, 4.31 ERA) is in line for the start for Arizona. The left-hander allowed one run over 6.2 innings in his last start, a 5-3 road win over the Nationals on June 22. He got the win, scattering seven hits while striking out five and walking one.

RHP Griffin Canning (6-2, 3.99 ERA) will toe the rubber for Los Angeles. In his last start on Saturday, Canning got the win on the road against the Rockies. He threw six scoreless innings and gave up four hits, striking out seven, in the 25-1 triumph.


The Arizona offense is averaging 5.1 runs per game for the season, fifth best in MLB, with a slash line of .264/.330/.438. Corbin Carroll leads the team in OPS at .932.

The center fielder is slashing .292/.369/.563 with 17 home runs, 44 RBIs, and 60 runs over 79 games. Against right-handed pitchers like Canning this season, the D-backs have a .781 OPS, the fourth highest in MLB.

Carroll also is the team’s most productive hitter against right-handers with a .998 OPS in 211 at-bats. Los Angeles is slashing .259/.333/.444 for the season and averaging 5.0 runs per game, third-best in the American League. Ohtani leads the team with a 1.048 OPS.

He has 29 home runs, 66 RBIs, and 58 runs scored with a slash line of .309/.389/.659. The Halos have a .770 OPS against left-handers in 2023. With a .953 OPS over 84 at-bats, Ohtani also has been their best hitter against left-handers.


Arizona is 24-14 away from Chase Field in 2023, scoring 5.6 runs per game while allowing 4.9 runs. Los Angeles has gone 22-18 at their home park this season, averaging 4.7 runs per game while surrendering 4.7.

The teams have split their last 10 meetings at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, though Arizona has the scoring advantage with an average final margin of 4.5-4.1.


The Diamondbacks lead the NL West by two games over the Giants. The Angels are third in the AL West, six games behind the Rangers.

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LA Angels (-160)

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