The Oakland Athletics will head west to face their division rival Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The first pitch is scheduled for 10:07 p.m. ET and NBC Sports – California will televise the matchup.
Oakland Athletics vs. Los Angeles Angels Odds
Vegas is listing Oakland (-215) as the favorite over Los Angeles (+195). The game’s total is sitting at 9.5 runs and gamblers can wager on the over for even money (+100) and the under for -120. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the most recent odds standing at -145 for the Athletics -1.5 runs and +125 for the Angels +1.5.
The Angels are 70-86 straight up (SU) and 76-80 against the spread (ATS). The team’s lost 19.4 units for moneyline bettors and 6.8 units ATS. The Athletics have gone 94-62 SU this year and are 88-68 against the spread. They’re up 25.6 units for moneyline gamblers and 18.0 units ATS.
Angels games have had an over/under record of 76-69-11 in 2019. The Athletics have been a decent under bet with a total record of 72-79-5.
Homer Bailey will get the nod for Oakland. The right-handed Bailey (13-8, 4.55 ERA) has racked up 146 punchouts in 158.1 innings so far. He’s 0-1 with three strikeouts and a 6.00 ERA against Los Angeles this year.
The Angels will be sending lefty Dillon Peters (3-3, 4.81 ERA) to the hill. Peters has 50 strikeouts and 23 walks to his credit, along with a WHIP of 1.51. Peters hasn’t faced the Athletics yet this year and did not re a start against them in 2018.
Oakland’s pitchers have allowed 4.3 runs per game and its starters own a 4.07 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 7.06 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.97, along with a WHIP of 1.24 and a K-per-9 of 9.32.
Athletics hitters have slashed .250/.330/.452 on their way to 5.3 runs scored per game in 2019, including 5.5 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.2 per game over the team’s last five outings (4-1 SU).
Shortstop Marcus Semien and third baseman Matt Chapman continue to lead Oakland’s offense. Semien is slashing .287/.369/.525 with 32 home runs, 91 RBIs and 120 runs scored, while Chapman (.246/.340/.502) is up to 34 homers, 87 RBIs and 98 runs scored.
For the home team, Los Angeles’ pitching staff has allowed 5.4 runs per game overall this season. The club’s starters have an ERA of 5.65, a WHIP of 1.39 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.5. The bullpen has a 4.72 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 9.0 K/9. In 70 games against AL West opponents, Angels starters have an ERA of 5.76 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.97.
Los Angeles’ hitters have produced 4.8 runs per outing, including 4.9 per game against divisional foes and 4.2 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .244/.314/.358 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.
David Fletcher and Mike Trout have paced the Angels’ offense this year. Fletcher is hitting .290/.349/.388 with six home runs, 48 RBIs and 82 runs scored, while Trout’s line is .291/.438/.645 with 45 homers, 104 RBIs and 110 runs.
The Athletics have gained 21.4 units and are 30-15 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in 21 of those games, as opposed to 22 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Angels have lost 11.3 units and are 51-53 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in 52 of those games, compared to 43 which went under the total.
Oakland Athletics vs. Los Angeles Angels Free MLB Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Athletics, ATS Winner – Athletics, O/U – UNDER
The under has cashed in just two of Los Angeles’ last seven games.
Oakland has recorded 24.4 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 22.0 over its last five.
The Athletics have hit 18 home runs in their last 10 games. The Angels have hit nine over their last 10.
The Athletics have a team OPS of .782 this season and an OPS of .819 against left-handed pitchers. The Angels’ OPS stands at .754 overall and .741 against lefties.