The Los Angeles Angels are gearing up to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 7, 2024, at PNC Park. The game is set to begin at 6:40 PM, with a forecast of light rain might adding an extra layer of challenge. Patrick Sandoval will spearhead the pitching for the Angels, entering the game with an ERA of 5.906. Representing the Pirates, Quinn Priester will take the mound, boasting a commendable ERA of 3.306.

In the 2024 AL West Division, the Angels currently sit 13th with an 11-18 record, and a divisional record of 0-0, ranking them 4th in the division. Their current form reveals a struggle, with only 2 wins in their last 10 games, despite a recent win. The Angels exhibit a 4-9 home record and 7-9 away record, with 8 night games won versus 3 in the day. They have scored 125 runs while conceding 160.

For the NL Central, the Pirates stand 11th with a 14-16 record, and a 5th place in their division with a 2-2 divisional record. Their recent track shows 3 wins in their last 10 games, currently on a 2-game losing streak. At home, they are 5-7 and 9-9 on the road. They have won 8 day games versus 6 at night, scoring 116 runs overall while allowing 126.

For those tracking betting odds, the Angels are marked with a point spread of -1.5 and an over/under of 8.0. In the money line market, the Angels stand as slight underdogs with a +110, while the Pirates are favored at home at -130. This frames an interesting setup for bettors, as the stats suggest a closely matched contest, potentially inclined towards a tighter, lower-scoring duel given the pitching stats of Priester compared to Sandoval.