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MLB Pick: Oakland Athletics at LA Angels

Oakland As logoOverview

The Oakland Athletics are in LA for the second game of their three game series versus division rivals the LA Angels. The Angeles have played the Athletics well over the past couples seasons winning 17 of the last 25 meetings including 12 of the last 16 played in LA.

Head to Head Trends

Athletics are 8-17 in the last 25 meetings.
Athletics are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles.

LA Angels (-160)

The LA Angels are 3rd in the American League West 2 games back of the 1st place Texas Rangers but they are also just a half game back of the Astros so if they can continue playing like they have been they are looking good to make the postseason.

The Angels are red hot right now winning their last 6 games in a row. The Angels haven’t exactly played great ball for most of the season but right now the are playing good well rounded baseball. They are getting good starting pitching, good pitching out of their bullpen and they are also getting some good timely hitting which is the key to success in major league baseball.

Starting for the Angels tonight is Nicholas Tropeano who is 2-2 with a 4.35 ERA in his 6 starts this season. Tropeano has not looked very good this season, he has just 1 quality start and that was back in April so I think he might be on a short leash tonight.

LA Angels Trends

Angels are 6-0 in their last 6 overall.
Angels are 53-22 in their last 75 home games vs. a team with a losing record.

Oakland Athletics (+150)

The Oakland Athletics are last in the American League West 19.5 games out of 1st place and at just 65-92 they have the worst record in the entire American League and by a fair amount as the next worse team is the White Sox who have a 73-83 record. It looks like the Athletics are just going through the motions and can’t wait to get this season over and done with as they have lost 8 of their last 9 games.

On the hill for the Athletics today is Chris Basset who is 1-7 with a 3.07 ERA in his 11 starts this season. Bassitt has actually pitched pretty good it’s just he hasn’t been getting much run support. The Athletics offense are averaging just 2.4 runs per game in his starts so it’s hard to win many games like that.

Oakland Athletics Trends

Athletics are 8-21 in their last 29 road games.
Athletics are 1-8 in their last 9 overall.

Conclusion

I like the LA Angels over the Athletics in this one. The Angles almost need to win every game the rest of the season and that’s what they’re doing right now so it’s hard to go against them.

Free Pick: LA Angels -160 at VietBet

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