Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Athletics 9/4/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, September 4, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Parker Bridwell vs. Chris Smith
The Los Angeles Angels visit O.co Coliseum on Monday, September 4, 2017 to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Parker Bridwell for the Angels and Chris Smith for the Athletics.
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The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -140 and Oakland at +130. The Angels have a 62-67-4 over/under record and a 72-61-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 69-65-0 against the run line and have a 71-59-4 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 62-67-4 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 72-61-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 71-59-4 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 69-65-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
08/22/17 P Andrew Bailey Shoulder 60-day DL (08/18)
08/22/17 P JC Ramirez Elbow 60-day DL (08/20)
08/08/17 3B Yunel Escobar Ribs 10-day DL (08/08)
07/24/17 P Alex Meyer Shoulder 60-day DL (07/24)
07/05/17 P Huston Street Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (07/03)
06/20/17 P Bud Norris Knee 10-day DL (06/19)
06/17/17 P Matt Shoemaker Forearm 60-day DL (06/15)
04/22/17 P Garrett Richards Bicep 60-day DL (04/06)
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
08/26/17 P Paul Blackburn Wrist 10-day DL (08/23)
07/02/17 CF Dustin Fowler Knee 60-day DL (06/30)
06/10/17 P Andrew Triggs Hip 60-day DL (06/10)
05/28/17 P Bobby Wahl Shoulder 60-day DL (05/24)
04/01/17 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 69-66 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Parker Bridwell has a 7-2 record with an earned run average of 3.52 and a WHIP of 1.22. He has 54 strikeouts over his 87 innings pitched and he's given up 85 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.64 and they have given up 404 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen and they've struck out 482 hitters and walked 138 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.14. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 1,146 base hits and 558 earned runs. They have allowed 189 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 405 batters and struck out 1,102. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.44.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .245, good for 26th in the league. The Angels hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .287 with an on-base percentage of .339. He has 143 hits this season in 498 at bats with 62 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .444 and an OPS+ of 110. Mike Trout is hitting .331 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .464. He has totaled 105 hits and he has driven in 61 men in 317 at bats. His OPS+ is 202 while his slugging percentage is at .669. The Angels have 1,118 hits, including 207 doubles and 155 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 438 times so far this season and they have struck out 985 times as a unit. They have left 880 men on base and have a team OPS of .715. They score 4.41 runs per contest and have scored a total of 600 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 58-76 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.27, Chris Smith has a 0-4 record and a 1.37 WHIP. He has 26 strikeouts over the 47.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 48 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.62 and they have given up 428 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 436 batters and walked 169 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.72. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,207 base knocks and 625 earned runs this season. They have given up 176 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 417 hitters and struck out 1,009 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.54.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 28th in the league. The Athletics hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Khris Davis comes into this matchup batting .235 with an OBP of .325. He has 114 hits this year along with 92 RBI in 486 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .516 with an OPS+ of 124. Jed Lowrie is hitting .270 this season and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 130 hits in 482 at bats while driving in 50 runs. He has an OPS+ of 112 and a slugging percentage of .438. The Athletics as a unit have 1,104 base hits, including 252 doubles and 190 homers. Oakland has walked 472 times this year and they have struck out on 1,251 occasions. They have had 893 men left on base and have an OPS of .745. They have scored 4.41 runs per game and totaled 595 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Angels -140
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