- The Angels have fired manager Joe Maddon following a 12-game losing streak
- MLB bettors that have wagered $100 on Angels games coached by Maddon are down more than $1,200
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The Los Angeles Angels are parting ways with manager Joe Maddon.
The team announced the firing of their third-year leader after just 56 games. LA currently finds itself on a 12-game losing streak. Of those losses, the Angels were favored in five contests.
The Angels have found a variety of different ways to lose games.
They’ve been shut out. They’ve been outscored. They’ve been blown out. They’ve lost in the final frame.
With the losing skid moving to a dozen on Monday, Los Angeles has seen their World Series odds fall to +2500 or 25/1 after being considered a championship contender just two weeks ago.
Angels backers aren’t very happy with Maddon’s performance in LA, either.
Sports bettors happy to see Joe Maddon fired
Despite boasting a stacked lineup that includes Shohei Ohtani, Mike Trout, and Anthony Rendon, the team is just 130-148 since 2019. Both Trout and Ohtani are currently in the AL MVP hunt.
The Angels (27-29) fired Joe Maddon amid a 12-game losing streak.
They are currently +1300 to win the AL, +3000 to win the World Series.
Shohei Ohtani has the second-best odds to win AL MVP at +333, while Mike Trout is third at +400 odds.
— SI Betting (@SI_Betting) June 7, 2022
Maddon’s subpar record includes a horrid 53-82 mark against teams that are above .500.
Those that backed the team over the last few seasons are down thousands.
The Angels were 53-82 vs. opponents over .500 under Joe Maddon.
A $100 bettor would have lost $1,262 on the moneyline betting every game pic.twitter.com/xt1Si2mFXK
— Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) June 7, 2022
Fans have been quick to react to Joe Maddon’s firing on social media.
MLB world reacts to the breaking news
Fans are letting their frustrations out online after seeing their Angels wagers continue to lose.
The angels have cost me so much at the betting booth this season. Under achieving ass team man
— I hate everything (@YoGeechi) June 4, 2022
I’m done betting on anything with the Angels
— Kevin (@Burgh4128771) June 2, 2022
With the news of the firing coming to light, many actually believe tonight is the night the team ends the losing streak. If you’ve been backing the Angels at all this season, you might as well give it one more go tonight.
At least that’s what #GamblingTwitter is saying.
If you’re not betting the Angels +114 ML tonight on @FDSportsbook, you’re crazy!
— Ben Stevens (@BenScottStevens) June 7, 2022
Betting my house on the Angels tonight
— Chaser🇦🇷🇺🇸 (@Chaser_______) June 7, 2022
We’ll see if the streak finally comes to an end with Phil Nevin taking over the managerial role.