Los Angeles Angels (37-31) vs Oakland Athletics (34-33)Date : 06/15/2018
Time : 9:35 PM ET
Location : Oakland Coliseum
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics
The A’s will welcome the Angels to the Coliseum as the two teams from the AL West division will go head to head in a 3 game series. The A’s are 4th in the division while the Angels are 3rd. This will be their 3rd meeting of the season. The Angels hold a 2-0 season series lead of the A’s.
Los Angeles Angels's Latest Performance :
The Angels are coming off a series loss against the division leader Mariners. The Angels have now lost 3 straight games. They will cap off their 9 game road trip by playing against the A’s in a 3 game series, the Angels are a solid team on the road they have a road record of 20-13 on the year so it is rare that they would drop two road games against the Mariners that also tells us that the Mariners real contenders this season. The Angels are now 6 1/2 behind the top spot they are hoping to bounce back when they play the A’s on the road.
Mike Trout went 3-for-5 with a pair of home runs and three RBI, he was the only batter that was hot as they weren’t able to overcome the red-hot Mariners. Trout would get an easier matchup next time around as the Angels will hit the road to play the A’s and they have been struggling against the AL West opponents this season so Trout will use that to his advantage when he plays them. Trout line on the year is .310/.438/.682 with 23 homers and 44 RBIs. The Angels must turn things around quickly if they don’t want things to get out of hand.
Pitching for the Angels will be Nick Tropeano. He allowed five earned runs over 4 1/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Twins. He is 3-4 with a 4.83 ERA 0n the season as he looks to bounce back when he pitches against the A’s.
Oakland Athletics's Latest Performance :
The A’s will be capping off a 10 game homestand as they will host the Angels in a 3 game series. The A’s have a winning record at home they are 18-17 on the year. The A’s are coming off a tough series opener lost against the World Series Champions. The A’s are in 4th place of the division despite having a winning record it shows you how competitive is the AL West division. Coming into this series the A’s are 11th in batting with 289 runs scored this season and 14th in pitching with a 3.87 ERA on the season. Daniel Mengden ERA took a big hit as allowed 6 runs and 8 hits.
Matt Chapman picked up three doubles including a run scored he was a perfect 3 for 3 on the plate. He was the only A’s player to bring his hitting efforts to the Coliseum as the team hopes that his impressive batting will continue when the team plays the Angels. This season the A’s are 10-22 when playing against AL West opponents. It is tough for the A’s to make a run into the postseason if they aren’t able to win against teams in the same division. Chapman is slashing .254/.349/.454 with 26 RBIs and 10 homers.
Pitching for the A’s will be Sean Manaea. He allowed two earned runs, six hits and no walk with six strikeouts over 7 1/3 innings in a no-decision Sunday against the Royals. He is 5-6 on the year but he has an outstanding 0.99 WHIP, a strong 3.49 ERA and he has limited the opposition to a .209 batting average over 80 1/3 innings in 13 starts.
How Los Angeles Angels & Oakland Athletics Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Athletics are 8-2 in their last 10 when their opponent scores 5 runs or more in their previous game.
Angels are 2-5 in their last 7 road games.
Against The Spread Selection: Los Angeles Angels
My reason for the pick :
The Angels should be able to bounce back against the A’s after losing out against the Mariners. The Angels will have to play their best baseball if they want to make the push into the postseason. Mike Trout will have his ways on the plate as he will put up huge numbers as usual as he is hoping that he will be able to get some help from his teammates this time around. In baseball, you need a collective effort to pull out the win everyone has to play well: Pitcher, batter, and bullpen.
The Angels to win on the road over the A’s.
Betting trends for Los Angeles Angels:
- Angels are 1-6 in their last 7 vs. a team with a winning record.
Betting trends for Oakland Athletics:
- Athletics are 4-1 in their last 5 home games.