Wednesday, April 26, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Sean Manaea vs. Matt Shoemaker
The Oakland Athletics visit Angel Stadium on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Sean Manaea for the Athletics and Matt Shoemaker for the Angels.
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The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +130 and Los Angeles at -140. The Athletics have a 8-11-0 over/under record and a 10-9-0 run line mark. The Angels are 10-10-0 against the run line and have a 7-13-0 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 8-11-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 10-9-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 7-13-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 10-10-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
04/23/17 CF Rajai Davis Hamstring "?" Tuesday vs. LA Angels
04/17/17 P Kendall Graveman Shoulder 10-day DL (04/16)
04/17/17 SS Marcus Semien Wrist 60-day DL (04/15)
04/06/17 P John Axford Shoulder 10-day DL (4/2)
04/01/17 P Sonny Gray Oblique 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 60-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 P Daniel Mengden Foot 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 CF Jake Smolinski Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 2B Joey Wendle Shoulder 10-day DL (3/31)
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
04/23/17 P Cam Bedrosia Groin 10-day DL (4/22)
04/22/17 P Garrett Richards Bicep 60-day DL (04/06)
04/17/17 P Huston Street Trapezius 60-day DL (03/30)
04/15/17 P Andrew Bailey Shoulder 10-day DL (04/10)
04/15/17 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
04/15/17 3B Luis Valbuena Hamstring 10-day DL (03/30)
04/15/17 P Nick Tropeano Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
04/15/17 P Vicente Campos Forearm 10-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 10-9 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Sean Manaea has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 4.43 and a WHIP of 1.12. He has 26 strikeouts over his 22.1 innings pitched and he's given up 13 hits. He allows 5.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.32. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.18 and they have given up 58 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the bullpen and they've struck out 55 hitters and walked 25 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.18. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 138 base hits and 78 earned runs. They have allowed 15 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 69 batters and struck out 137. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.88.
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As a team Oakland is hitting .241, good for 15th in the league. The Athletics hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Khris Davis is hitting .286 with an on-base percentage of .365. He has 18 hits this season in 63 at bats with 12 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .651 and an OPS+ of 191. Jed Lowrie is hitting .281 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .356. He has totaled 18 hits and he has driven in 4 men in 64 at bats. His OPS+ is 124 while his slugging percentage is at .406. The Athletics have 146 hits, including 35 doubles and 24 home runs. Oakland has walked 60 times so far this season and they have struck out 155 times as a unit. They have left 114 men on base and have a team OPS of .731. They score 4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 76 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 9-12 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.98, Matt Shoemaker has a 0-1 record and a 1.20 WHIP. He has 19 strikeouts over the 21.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 17 hits. He allows 7.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.29. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.31 and they have given up 65 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 71 batters and walked 20 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.25. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 171 base knocks and 88 earned runs this season. They have given up 32 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 60 hitters and struck out 173 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 4.36.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 18th in the league. The Angels hold a .353 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .346 with an OBP of .416. He has 27 hits this year along with 14 RBI in 78 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .679 with an OPS+ of 212. Yunel Escobar is hitting .266 this season and he has an OBP of .326. He has collected 21 hits in 79 at bats while driving in 6 runs. He has an OPS+ of 95 and a slugging percentage of .342. The Angels as a unit have 166 base hits, including 27 doubles and 17 homers. Los Angeles has walked 62 times this year and they have struck out on 164 occasions. They have had 141 men left on base and have an OPS of .660. They have scored 3.48 runs per game and totaled 73 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Angels -140
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