Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels Free Pick 09/25/19

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Marcus Semien and the Oakland Athletics will take on their in-state adversary Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The game gets underway 10:07 p.m. ET and NBC Sports – California will be televising the action.

Oakland Athletics vs. Los Angeles Angels Odds

Oakland (-155) is favored over Los Angeles (+145) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this night game at 9 runs (-115 for the over and -105 for the under). This game currently has a runline of Athletics -1.5 (-110) and Angels +1.5 (-110).

The Angels are 71-86 straight up (SU) and 76-80 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 19.4 units for moneyline bettors and 6.8 units ATS. Los Angeles has a 3-4 ATS record over its last seven games and the total has gone over in five of those seven. The Athletics have gone 94-63 SU this year and are 88-68 against the spread. They’ve accumulated 25.6 units for moneyline gamblers and 18.0 units ATS. Oakland is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven.

Angels games have a 76-69-11 over/under record in 2019. Oakland has been a decent under bet with a total record of 72-79-5.

Frankie Montas will get the start for the visiting Athletics. The right-handed Montas (9-2, 2.70 ERA) has racked up 97 punchouts in 90 innings so far. He’s 2-0 with 14 strikeouts and a 3.94 ERA against Los Angeles this year (three starts).

The Angels will send lefty Andrew Heaney (4-6, 5.10 ERA) to the mound. Heaney has 111 strikeouts and 28 walks as well as a WHIP of 1.28. Heaney is 0-1 with eight strikeouts and a 7.50 ERA in one start against Oakland this year.

As a unit, Los Angeles’ pitchers have allowed 5.4 runs per game overall this season. The club’s starting pitching staff has an ERA of 5.63, a WHIP of 1.39 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.4. The bullpen has a 4.69 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 9.0 K/9. In 71 games against AL West foes, Angels starters have an ERA of 5.72 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.91.

The Los Angeles offense is putting up 4.8 runs per contest, including 4.9 per game against divisional foes and 4.2 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .251/.304/.386 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that span.

David Fletcher and Mike Trout have led the Angels’ hitters this year. Fletcher is slashing .293/.351/.391 with six home runs, 49 RBIs and 83 runs scored, while Trout’s line sits at .291/.438/.645 with 45 homers, 104 RBIs and 110 runs.

In the visiting dugout, Oakland’s pitching staff allowed 4.3 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.08 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 7.05 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.95, along with a K-per-9 of 9.36.

Athletics hitters have slashed .250/.330/.451 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 contests (3-2 SU).

Shortstop Marcus Semien and third baseman Matt Chapman have led Oakland’s offense. Semien is slashing .287/.370/.524 with 32 home runs, 91 RBIs and 120 runs scored, while Chapman is hitting .244/.338/.498 with 34 homers, 87 RBIs and 98 runs scored.

The Athletics have gained 21.4 units and are 30-15 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in 21 of those games, as opposed to 22 that’ve gone under against lefty starters. On the other hand, the Angels have lost 11.3 units and are 51-53 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has cashed in 52 of those games, compared to 43 that went under the total.

Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels Free Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Athletics, ATS Winner – Athletics, O/U – UNDER

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Oakland has recorded 18 extra-base hits over its last five outings. Los Angeles has 13 XBH over its last five.

The Athletics have an OPS of .781 this season, including an OPS of .817 against left-handed pitchers. The Angels’ OPS stands at .754 overall and .740 against southpaws.

Los Angeles has posted 20.3 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 21.4 over its last five.

The Athletics have hit 18 home runs in their last 10 games. The Angels have hit seven over their last 10.