Oakland Athletics vs. Los Angeles Angels Free Pick

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The Los Angeles Angels will play host to their divisional rival Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The action will begin at 10:07 p.m. ET and fans looking to watch it can tune in to NBC Sports – California.

Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels Odds

The Athletics have gone 67-46 SU this year and are 59-56 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 26.6 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 1.1 units ATS. Oakland has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has hit in six of those seven. The Angels, on the other hand, are 56-58 SU and 52-64 ATS. The team’s lost 8.3 units for moneyline bettors and 19.0 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the under has hit in four of those seven.

Los Angeles games have an over/under record of 50-57-9 in 2018. The Athletics have an over/under record of 53-55-7.

Right-hander Edwin Jackson is the projected starter for Oakland. Jackson is 3-2 with a 2.87 ERA and 35 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Angels this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (1-0, 2.57 ERA and three strikeouts across seven innings).

The Angels are sending righty Felix Pena (1-3, 4.97 ERA) to the mound. Pena has 36 strikeouts and 17 walks to his credit, as well as a 1.47 WHIP. Pena is 0-0 with a 9.00 ERA against Oakland this year.

Los Angeles’ pitching staff has given up 4.3 runs per game overall this season as a unit. The team’s starters have an ERA of 4.12, a WHIP of 1.28 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.7. The bullpen has a 3.75 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 8.8 K/9. In 40 games against divisional foes, Angels starters have an ERA of 3.31 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.06.

The Los Angeles offense is putting up 4.5 runs per contest, including 5.3 per game against divisional foes and 3.6 per game over its last five. The team has hit .213/.275/.354 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

Shortstop Andrelton Simmons and right fielder Mike Trout have paced the Angels’ hitters this year. Simmons is slashing .306/.360/.431 with seven home runs, 52 RBIs and 55 runs scored, while Trout is hitting .309 with 30 homers, 60 RBIs, 82 runs and 21 stolen bases.

For the visiting squad, Oakland’s pitching staff allowed 4.2 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.21 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 6.57 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.31, along with a WHIP of 1.23.

The Athletics offense has slashed .249/.323/.431 on its way to 4.8 runs scored per game this season, including 4.4 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.6 per game over the team’s last five contests (5-0 SU).

Shortstop Marcus Semien and second baseman Jed Lowrie continue to lead Oakland’s offense. Semien is slashing .257/.317/.368 with seven home runs, 39 RBIs, 61 runs and 12 stolen bases, while Lowrie (.267/.347/.458) has produced 17 homers, 68 RBIs and 48 runs scored.

The Athletics have gained 22.2 units and are 38-36 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over’s hit in 36 of those games, compared to 35 that’ve gone under against righties.

Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels Free Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Angels, ATS Winner – Athletics, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends,

  • Oakland has logged 18 extra-base hits over its last five outings. Los Angeles has 14 XBH over its last five.
  • The Athletics have hit 12 home runs in their last 10 games, including seven over their last five.
  • Oakland has posted 21.8 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 22.6 over its last five.