Wednesday, September 30, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Barry Zito (0-0) vs. Garrett Richards (15-11)
The Los Angeles Angels welcome the Oakland Athletics to Angel Stadium on Wednesday. The probable starters are Barry Zito for the Athletics and Garrett Richards for the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +212 and Los Angeles at -230. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Athletics have a 83-64 over/under record and a 73-84 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Angels have a 72-76 over/under record and a 70-86 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 45% of the time.
The Athletics head into this matchup with a 65-92 record, including 31-45 on the road. Starting pitcher Barry Zito holds a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 18.00 and a WHIP of 3.33. The Athletics are 0-1 over his 3 innings pitched and he's also given up 8 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Athletics are 1-0 in his starts. He is getting 10 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 4.65 and they've given up 474 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .248 against the Athletics bullpen while walking 172 times and striking out 445 times. Oakland is averaging 7.43 strikeouts per game while getting 8.7 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 21st in baseball in team earned run average at 4.14.
As a team, Oakland is batting .252, good for 15th in the league while putting together a .246 average away from home. Ranked at 21st in the league in on-base percentage, the Athletics sit at .312 and they hold a .396 team slugging percentage. Billy Burns leads the team in hits with 149 while the team ranks 11th in baseball with 8.68 hits per game.
With a 48-31 home record, Los Angeles will hope to improve on their 82-74 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.73, Garrett Richards will come into this game holding a 15-11 record and a 1.24 WHIP. The Angels have a record of 18-12 over the 195.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 173 hits. Against the over/under, the Angels are 17-13 when he starts. He is getting 4.1 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.74 and they have given up 435 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .243 against the Angels bullpen while walking 153 times and striking out 430 times. Los Angeles is averaging 8.67 strikeouts per game while getting 8.3 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.50.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .251 average at home. Ranked at 4th in the league in on-base percentage, the Angels sit at .327 and they hold a .414 team slugging percentage. Mike Trout leads the team in hits with 164 while the team ranks 26th in baseball with 8.36 hits a game.
The Athletics have committed 120 errors and have combined for 1,581 assists and 4,193 put outs leading to a .980 team fielding percentage. The Angels have committed 85 errors on the season with 1,442 assists and 4,166 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .985 on the year.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 83-64 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 73-84 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 70-86 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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