Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels Matchup

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The Los Angeles Angels are searching for their fourth win in a row when they play host to the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The game gets underway 4:07 p.m. ET and NBC Sports – California is in line to broadcast the matchup.

Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels Odds

Both teams have identical moneyline odds (-105) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this afternoon’s game at 8.5 runs. Odds for wagering on the game’s total stand at -105 for the over and -115 for the under. The game’s current runline odds sit at +140 for taking the Athletics -1.5 runs and -160 for the Angels +1.5.

The Athletics have gone 68-47 SU this year and are 59-57 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 25.3 units for moneyline gamblers and 0.1 units ATS. The Angels, on the other hand, are 58-58 SU and 53-64 ATS. They’ve lost 7.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 18.0 units ATS.

Angels games have an over/under record of 50-58-9 in 2018. The Athletics have an over/under record of 53-56-7.

Los Angeles’ pitching staff has given up 4.2 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. The club’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 3.69 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 8.7 K/9. In 40 divisional games, Angels starters have an ERA of 3.31 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.06.

Los Angeles’ offense is putting up 4.6 runs per outing, including 5.3 per game against divisional foes and 5.2 per game over its last five. The team has hit .271/.335/.452 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

The Angels’ hitters have been led by Andrelton Simmons, who is slashing .310/.362/.435 with seven home runs, 53 RBIs and 56 runs scored.

In the visiting dugout, Oakland’s pitchers have allowed 4.2 runs per game and its starters own a 4.21 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 6.62 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.28, along with a K-per-9 of 9.00.

Athletics hitters have slashed .248/.322/.428 on their way to 4.7 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.4 runs per game against divisional foes and 2.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (4-1 SU).

Marcus Semien has provided a spark to the Oakland offense. Semien is slashing .257/.316/.366 with seven home runs, 39 RBIs, 62 runs and 12 stolen bases.

The Angels are coming off of a 6-0 win against the Tigers, while the Athletics just got a 3-2 victory over the Dodgers.

Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels MLB Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • The over has hit in only two of Los Angeles’ last seven games.
  • The Athletics have hit 12 home runs in their last 10 games. The Angels have hit 13 over their last 10.
  • Oakland has recorded 20.1 runs + hits + errors per game over its last 10 outings and 16.0 over its last five.
  • The Athletics have won seven of their last eight games SU.