Thursday, August 4, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jesse Hahn vs. Tim Lincecum
The Oakland Athletics visit Angel Stadium on Thursday to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Jesse Hahn for the Athletics and Tim Lincecum for the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +120 and Los Angeles at -130. The over/under was set at 9. The Athletics have a 50-51-5 over/under record and a 58-48-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 55% of the time. The Angels are 50-56-0 against the run line and have a 45-58-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
The Athletics head into this matchup with a 47-59 record, including 23-30 on the road. Starting pitcher Jesse Hahn has a 2-4 record with an earned run average of 5.53 and a WHIP of 1.56. He has 21 strikeouts over his 42.1 innings pitched and he has given up 50 hits so far this season. He has allowed 10.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.12. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.03 and they have given up 342 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen while being struck out 345 times and walking 121 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.66 batters per nine. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.66. The Athletics pitchers have collectively given up 982 base hits and 487 earned runs. They have allowed 127 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 332 batters and struck out 800. They walk 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.35.
As a team, Oakland is batting .251, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .258 average away from home. The Athletics hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305 which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.56 hits per game. Danny Valencia comes into this game hitting .302 and his on-base percentage is at .355. He has 90 hits this season along with 45 runs scored and 38 runs batted in. He's struck out 72 times and has walked 23 times. Jed Lowrie is hitting .263 and he has an on-base percentage of .312. He has totaled 88 hits so far while scoring 29 runs and he's driven in 26. He has walked 25 times and has struck out 65 times. The Athletics have 907 hits, including 171 doubles and 116 home runs. They've stolen 41 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 16 times. Oakland has walked 268 times this season and they've struck out 718 times as a unit. They've left 674 men on base and have a team OPS of .708. They score 4.08 runs per contest and have scored a total of 432 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a 25-28 home record and a 48-58 overall mark. With an earned run average of 8.49, Tim Lincecum has a 2-5 record and a 2.29 WHIP. He has 31 strikeouts over the 35 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 59 hits. He has allowed 15.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 7.05. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.88 and they have given up 340 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Angels bullpen while being struck out 283 times and walking 117 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.38 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.41 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.54. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 968 base knocks and 454 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 142 home runs this year and they give up 1.4 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 333 hitters and struck out 760. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.67.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 23rd in the league while putting together a .240 average at home. The Angels hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 21st in baseball with 8.39 hits per contest. Kole Calhoun comes into this matchup batting .275 and he has an OBP of .354. He has 108 hits this year along with 64 runs scored and 54 RBI. He's struck out 79 times and has walked on 47 occasions. Mike Trout is hitting .314 and he has an OBP of .428. He has collected 118 hits so far while he's scored 83 runs and drove in 66. He has earned a walk 73 times and has punched out 83 times. The Angels as a unit have 966 base hits, including 190 doubles and 98 homers. They have 39 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 22 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 314 times this year and they have struck out 622 times. They've had 700 men left on base and have an OPS of .740. They score 4.62 runs per game and have totaled 490 runs so far this season.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 50-51-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 58-48-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 45-58-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 50-56-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/23/16 P Fernando Rodriguez Shoulder 60-day DL (7/4)
07/03/16 C Josh Phegley Knee 15-day DL (7/2)
07/01/16 P Sean Doolittle Shoulder 15-day DL (6/26)
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 60-day DL (4/6)
04/05/16 P Frankie Montas Ribs 60-day DL (2/20)
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
08/02/16 P Huston Street Knee 15-day DL (8/2)
07/20/16 P Nick Tropeano Elbow 15-day DL (7/19)
07/19/16 C Geovany Soto Knee 15-day DL (7/16)
07/09/16 1B C.J. Cron Hand 15-day DL (7/8)
06/14/16 P Cory Rasmus Groin 60-day DL (6/14)
05/10/16 P Garrett Richards Elbow 60-day DL (5/2)
04/06/16 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 60-day DL (4/4), out for season
04/03/16 P C.J. Wilson Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25), out for season
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics
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