Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Dillon Overton vs. Jhoulys Chacin
The Oakland Athletics visit Angel Stadium on Saturday to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Dillon Overton for the Athletics and Jhoulys Chacin for the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +128 and Los Angeles at -138. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Athletics have a 33-37-2 over/under record and a 36-36-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 50% of the time. The Angels are 35-39-0 against the run line and have a 28-43-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
The Athletics head into this matchup with a 30-42 record, including 14-20 on the road. Starting pitcher Dillon Overton is making his season debut for Oakland. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.97 and they have given up 234 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen while being struck out 239 times and walking 72 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.75 batters per nine. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.63. The Athletics pitchers have collectively given up 663 base hits and 327 earned runs. They have allowed 89 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 220 batters and struck out 547. They walk 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.39.
As a team, Oakland is batting .249, good for 17th in the league while putting together a .258 average away from home. The Athletics hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300 which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.47 hits per game. Jed Lowrie comes into this game hitting .289 and his on-base percentage is at .339. He has 61 hits this season along with 20 runs scored and 19 runs batted in. He's struck out 38 times and has walked 16 times. Josh Reddick is hitting .322 and he has an on-base percentage of .394. He has totaled 47 hits so far while scoring 21 runs and he's driven in 18. He has walked 18 times and has struck out 22 times. The Athletics have 610 hits, including 108 doubles and 72 home runs. They've stolen 33 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 12 times. Oakland has walked 168 times this season and they've struck out 486 times as a unit. They've left 459 men on base and have a team OPS of .692. They score 3.9 runs per contest and have scored a total of 281 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a 15-21 home record and a 31-42 overall mark. With an earned run average of 5.50, Jhoulys Chacin has a 3-5 record and a 1.45 WHIP. He has 54 strikeouts over the 70.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 75 hits. He has allowed 9.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.16. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.88 and they have given up 224 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the Angels bullpen while being struck out 190 times and walking 88 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.31 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.32. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 652 base knocks and 314 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 96 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 228 hitters and struck out 517. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.63.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 27th in the league while putting together a .227 average at home. The Angels hold a .385 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308 which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 28th in baseball with 7.88 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .300 and he has an OBP of .402. He has 80 hits this year along with 48 runs scored and 48 RBI. He's struck out 59 times and has walked on 46 occasions. Kole Calhoun is hitting .288 and he has an OBP of .364. He has collected 78 hits so far while he's scored 43 runs and drove in 39. He has earned a walk 30 times and has punched out 57 times. The Angels as a unit have 636 base hits, including 123 doubles and 68 homers. They have 26 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 16 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 209 times this year and they have struck out 441 times. They've had 462 men left on base and have an OPS of .715. They score 4.27 runs per game and have totaled 312 runs so far this season.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 33-37-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 36-36-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 28-43-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 35-39-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/15/16 P Sean Manaea Forearm 15-day DL (6/14)
06/09/16 P Rich Hill Groin 15-day DL (5/30)
05/20/16 RF Josh Reddick Thumb 15-day DL (5/20)
05/11/16 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 60-day DL (4/28); out for season
05/11/16 LF Mark Canha Back 60-day DL (5/9), out for season
04/10/16 P Henderson Alvarez Shoulder 15-day DL (4/6)
04/05/16 P Felix Doubront Elbow 60-day DL (4/4); out for season
04/03/16 2B Eric Sogard Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 CF Sam Fuld Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P Jarrod Parker Elbow 60-day DL (3/13), out for season
03/31/16 P R.J. Alvarez Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Los Angeles Angels
06/14/16 P Cory Rasmus Groin 15-day DL (6/14)
06/07/16 P Joe Smith Hamstring 15-day DL (6/7)
06/04/16 P Nick Tropeano Shoulder 15-day DL (6/3)
06/01/16 2B Cliff Pennington Hamstring 15-day DL (6/1)
05/18/16 C Geovany Soto Knee 15-day DL (5/17)
05/10/16 P Garrett Richards Elbow 60-day DL (5/2)
05/02/16 LF Craig Gentry Back 60-day DL (4/26)
04/06/16 P Andrew Heaney Shoulder 60-day DL (4/4)
04/03/16 P C.J. Wilson Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the Athletics
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