On the evening of May 7th, 2024, the Los Angeles Angels will go head-to-head against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park at 6:40 PM ET, under an expected light rain scenario. Taking the helm for the Angels will be Patrick Sandoval, entering the game with a 5.906 ERA. His counterpart, Quinn Priester, will lead the charge for the Pirates, boasting a more favorable 3.306 ERA. As the Angels struggle with a 13th place standing in the AL West with an 11-18 record and the Pirates hover at 11th in the NL Central with a 14-16 record, both teams aim to claw their way up their respective division ladders. The Angels’ on-the-road performance shows 7 wins compared to 9 losses, while the Pirates have balanced their home and away records at 9-9 on the road and 5-7 at home. Both teams show modest offense, with the Angels scoring 125 runs and the Pirates 116. As both teams face off, the stakes and strategies become even more significant, especially with the current betting odds reflecting a tight contest. The point spread stands at -1.5, with the over/under at 8.0. While the Angels are marginally favored on the moneyline at +110, the Pirates hold a slight edge at home with a -130 moneyline. These odds suggest a closely contested matchup, with the potential for either team to tip the scale.