Angels vs Braves Prediction Today | MLB Odds, Picks for Wednesday, August 2

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Pictured: Lucas Giolito. (Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images)

Angels vs. Braves Odds

Wednesday, August 2
12:20 p.m. ET
Angels Odds
MoneylineTotalRun Line
-114 / -106
Braves Odds
MoneylineTotalRun Line
-114 / -106
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The NL East's Atlanta Braves host the AL West's Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday afternoon.

After splitting the first two games, each side is looking to secure a series win. Here's a look at the odds, as well as my Angels vs. Braves betting pick and prediction.

Los Angeles Angels

Right-hander Lucas Giolito will take the mound for the second time in an Angels uniform. The first outing didn't go as planned as Giolito surrendered three runs on six hits and took the loss.

However, we should expect things to turn around sooner rather than later for the right-hander. Through 22 starts, he boasts a 3.85 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP.

Giolito's biggest strength is his ability to rack up strikeouts. He ranks in the 65th percentile or higher in both K% and Whiff% and his strikeout prop sits at 5.5 at FanDuel.

Over his past 10 starts, Giolito is averaging 6.7 strikeouts per game. In very traditional fashion, the right-hander utilizes his fastball to set up his slider and changeup, two pitches that boast a Whiff% north of 31% this year.

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Atlanta Braves

The Braves are an absolute powerhouse, especially at the dish. Any pitcher who goes against them is usually in for a tough outing.

With that said, Atlanta is still susceptible to the strikeout. Looking at Wednesday's projected lineup, five of the nine hitters possess a K% north of 22% this season.

In fact, K% is pretty much the only hitting statistic in which the Braves don't rank in the top eight of the league. Furthermore, Giolito has had prior success against Atlanta, at least in the strikeout department.

Angels vs. Braves Betting Pick

In his lone career start against the Braves, Giolito surrendered four runs on four hits through six innings pitched but still amassed seven strikeouts.

Even if Atlanta puts up another crooked number, Giolito is capable of racking up strikeouts.

Through 89 career plate appearances against Giolito, the Braves lineup possesses a 22.5 K% and a 25.9 Whiff%.

Pick: Lucas Giolito Over 5.5 Strikeouts | Play to -130

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