Tuesday, September 29, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Bassitt (1-7) vs. Nicholas Tropeano (2-2)
The Oakland Athletics take on the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday at Angel Stadium. Chris Bassitt is the probable starter for the Athletics and he'll face Nicholas Tropeano of the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +152 and Los Angeles at -162. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Athletics have a 83-64 over/under record and a 72-84 run line mark, meaning they cover 46% of the time. The Angels have a 72-76 over/under record and a 70-85 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 45% of the time.
The Athletics head into this matchup with a 65-91 record, including 31-44 on the road. Chris Bassitt has a 1-7 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.07 and a 1.17 WHIP. He's pitched 76.1 innings thus far while surrendering 65 hits over that time and when he starts, the Athletics are 3-8. Against the over/under, the Athletics are 4-7 in his starts. The team is averaging 2.4 runs when he starts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.67 and they have given up 472 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen while being struck out 444 times and walking 171 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.44 batters per nine. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.14.
Oakland is batting .252 as a team, which is good for 15th in the league and hitting .246 away from home. The Athletics hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312 which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 11th in baseball with 8.69 hits per game and Billy Burns leads the team with 149.
With a 47-31 home record, Los Angeles will hope to improve on their 81-74 overall mark. Nicholas Tropeano has a record of 2-2 while sporting an earned run average of 4.35 on the year with a 1.48 WHIP. He's pitched 31 innings thus far while surrendering 37 hits over that time in which the Angels are 3-3. Against the over/under, the Angels are 3-2 when he starts. The team is averaging 3.5 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.77 and they have given up 431 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the Angels bullpen while being struck out 426 times and walking 152 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 8.32 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.67 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.51.
They are batting .251 as a team, which is good for 17th in the league and hitting .251 at home. The Angels hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 26th in baseball with 8.35 hits per game and Mike Trout leads the team with 164.
Oakland has a team fielding percentage of .980 after having committed 118 errors with 1,569 assists and 4,169 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .985 team fielding percentage while committing 83 errors, accumulating 1,427 assists and compiling 4,139 put outs.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 83-64 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 72-84 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 72-76 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 70-85 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/27/15 C Carson Blair Knee out for season
09/27/15 P Sonny Gray Hip out for season
09/19/15 C Josh Phegley Concussion out for season
09/16/15 P Jesse Chavez Ribs Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (9/16)
09/03/15 P Evan Scribner Shoulder out for season
09/02/15 P A.J. Griffin Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (9/1)
08/25/15 P Kendall Graveman Oblique Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (8/24)
08/19/15 1B Ike Davis Hip Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (8/18)
07/11/15 P Jesse Hahn Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (7/6)
06/14/15 P Pat Venditte Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/11)
04/05/15 P Jarrod Parker Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/04/15 P Taylor Thompson Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (2/26)
Los Angeles Angels
09/27/15 P Huston Street Knee out indefinitely
09/19/15 P Joe Smith Ankle out indefinitely
07/31/15 P C.J. Wilson Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (7/29); out for season
04/16/15 P Tyler Skaggs Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Tony's Pick: Take the Angels
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