Sunday, June 21, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Garrett Richards (7-4) vs. Scott Kazmir (3-4)
The Los Angeles Angels head to O.co Coliseum on Sunday to take on the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Garrett Richards for the Angels and Scott Kazmir for the Athletics. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +115 and Oakland at -125. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Angels have a 32-33 over/under record and a 34-34 run line mark, meaning they cover 43% of the time. The Athletics have a 41-25 over/under record and a 34-36 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 49% of the time.
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The Angels head into this matchup with a 35-33 record, including 16-18 on the road. Garrett Richards has a 7-4 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.59 and a 1.22 WHIP. In his starts, the Angels are 8-4 over his 72.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 59 hits during those innings. The Angels are also 7-5 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4.6 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.41 and they've given up 159 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .225 against the Angels bullpen while walking 60 times and striking out 179 times. Los Angeles is averaging 8.84 strikeouts per game while getting 8.14 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 3rd in baseball in team earned run average at 3.34.
Los Angeles ranks 14th in the league in team batting average at .256 while hitting .247 on the road. Ranked at 2nd in the league in on-base percentage, the Angels sit at .333 and they hold a .432 team slugging percentage. Mike Trout leads the team in hits with 75 while the team ranks 18th in baseball with 8.43 hits per game.
With a 12-20 home record, Oakland will hope to improve on their 29-41 overall mark. Scott Kazmir has a record of 3-4 while sporting an earned run average of 2.84 on the year with a 1.20 WHIP. In his starts, the Athletics are 5-8 and he has allowed 62 hits over 76 innings pitched this season. The Athletics are also 8-4 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 4.4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 4.79 and they have given up 194 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .255 against the Athletics bullpen while walking 74 times and striking out 188 times. Oakland is averaging 7.71 strikeouts per game while getting 8.16 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.61.
They rank 10th in the league in team batting average with a .258 average while hitting .272 at home. Ranked at 10th in the league in on-base percentage, the Athletics sit at .322 and they hold a .397 team slugging percentage. Josh Reddick leads the team in hits with 69 while the team ranks 7th in baseball with 9 hits a game.
The Angels have committed 39 errors and have combined for 572 assists and 1,802 put outs leading to a .984 team fielding percentage. The Athletics have committed 69 errors on the season with 694 assists and 1,857 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .974 on the year.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 32-33 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 34-34 against the run line so far this season
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 41-25 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 34-36 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
06/03/15 P Mike Morin Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/24)
05/28/15 RF Collin Cowgill Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/27)
04/16/15 P Tyler Skaggs Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/06/15 P Cory Rasmus Abdominal Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
06/14/15 P Pat Venditte Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/11)
05/30/15 P Sean Doolittle Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/28)
05/29/15 P Edward Mujica Thumb Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/21)
05/23/15 CF Coco Crisp Neck Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/21)
05/23/15 2B Tyler Ladendorf Ankle Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/22)
05/17/15 1B Ike Davis Quad Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/14)
04/05/15 P Jarrod Parker Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/05/15 P Sean Nolin Abdominal Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/4)
04/04/15 P Taylor Thompson Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (2/26)
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics
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